Network and Cybersecurity Specialist
The Network and Cybersecurity Specialist program prepares students for employment in the network and cybersecurity specialist areas of the Information Technology field. The network and cybersecurity industry is growing at a faster than average rate. This program prepares students to become:
• Technical Support Specialist
• IT Administrator
• Network Field Technician
• IS Consultant
• Network Field Engineer
• Security Specialist/Consultant
• Information Security Analyst
• Security Administrator
• And more!
Students in the program will:
• Identify PC hardware components
• Work with operating systems
• Install and configure hardware
• Install, configure, optimize, troubleshoot, repair, upgrade, and perform preventative maintenance on PC’s, digital devices, and operating systems
• Identify network communication methods, network media, and network components
• Analyze and implement network security/troubleshoot network issues
• Identify fundamental components of information technology security
• Analyze risks and threats to networks and devices
• Implement security protocols on networks and devices
• Access information risks in computing and networks environments
• Analyze cybersecurity attacks through data collection from security and event logs
• Manage cybersecurity risk in an enterprise environment
• Use research and analysis to secure the enterprise environment
• Implement cryptographic and security controls for all devices in a network environment
• Conduct incident and emergency responses
Students have the opportunity to earn the following industry-recognized credentials:
• CompTIA IT Fundamentals+
• CompTIA A+
• CompTIA Network+
• CompTIA Security+
• CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner
• National Career Readiness – ACT
This course is located at the Adult Workforce Development Center.
Monday – Thursday
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
January 14, 2019
• Age 18 or older
• High School Diploma or GED
• Background check
The WorkKeys Assessment is administered as part of the registration process. Students will complete the following sections:
Applied Math – critical thinking, mathematical reasoning, and problem solving techniques.
Graphic Literacy – skills needed to locate and use information from charts, diagrams, etc.
Workplace Documents – ability to understand written text to complete a task.
Business Writing – measures the skill used when writing an original response to a work-related situation.