Certificate of Proficiency (CP)
Offered through Business, Management and Technology
@ Forest Park
This skill-oriented program prepares you to implement security measures for a network. The Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) security courses cover knowledge and skills required to secure Cisco networks. The program competencies align with the industry CCNA security certification examination, where a network professional demonstrates the skills required to develop a security infrastructure, recognize threats and vulnerabilities to networks and mitigate security threats.
The recommended academic plan blends general education requirements with options for areas of concentration to ensure students get the most out of their certificate or degree.
This Certificate Program is associated with the Network Engineering AAS Program.
The CCNA security curriculum emphasizes core security technologies, the installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of network devices to maintain integrity, confidentiality and availability of data and devices and competency in the technologies that Cisco uses in its security structure. Security solutions and processes in a network with emphasis on practical skills in the following areas: firewall, Intrusion Prevention (IPS) and Virtual Private Network (VPN) design, implementation, configuration and maintenance using Adaptive Security Appliances (ASAs) and Private Internet Exchange (PIX) security appliances are also included to provide the student with a comprehensive understanding of network security.
If you take the Cisco Networking Academy coursework, you become a member of the Cisco online community, with alumni access to online resources that include job postings, free seminars, etc.
You are prepared for a variety of industry certification exams as well as entry-level employment technical interviews.
Important qualities of a network security technician
- Analytical skills. Information security analysts must carefully study computer systems and networks and assess risks to determine how security policies and protocols can be improved.
- Detail oriented. Because cyberattacks can be difficult to detect, information security analysts must pay careful attention to computer systems and watch for minor changes in performance.
- Ingenuity. Information security analysts must anticipate information security risks and implement new ways to protect their organizations’ computer systems and networks.
- Problem-solving skills. Information security analysts must respond to security alerts and uncover and fix flaws in computer systems and networks.
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Hands on Experience
This program features dedicated labs and classrooms, and one-to-one equipment ratio, the optimal experience for skill development.
Students who take the Cisco Networking Academy coursework, become a member of the Cisco online community, with alumni access to online resources that include job postings, free seminars, etc. Graduates of the program are prepared for a variety of industry certification exams as well as entry-level employment technical interviews.
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