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Cybersecurity Certificate

James House Jr., Department Chair
Technology 226
301-784-5308
https://www.allegany.edu/computer-technology

This certificate program is designed to prepare students for a career in cybersecurity, information assurance or network security and administration. Students completing this program should have the skills necessary for taking the appropriate Cisco and CompTIA industry certification exams. The program will also provide formal recognition for individuals working in the computer field who want to certify or upgrade their skills.

This is a career program and is designed to enable students to seek employment at the program's completion. All credits are transferable to the Computer Technology associate degree program. Students must achieve a "C" or better in the required computer courses.

Successful completion of this program qualifies a student to apply for a Certificate in Cybersecurity.

Required Computer Technology Courses


Computer Literacy
Introduction to Cybersecurity
Security +
Digital Forensics
Cyber Law (Criminal Justice 216)
Operating Systems or
Linux Operating System
Introduction to Networking
Cisco Networking 2
Ethical Hacking
Security+ Certification Exam Review

Required General Courses


Introduction to Business or
Sales and Customer Service

 

CYBERSECURITY
ONE-YEAR CERTIFICATE
PREPARATION FOR EMPLOYMENT

 

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Credit Hours
Business Administration 101 or 104 (Introduction to Business or Sales and Customer Service) 3
Total: 3
 
COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY
Computer Technology 101 (Computer Literacy) 3
Computer Technology 107 (Introduction to Cybersecurity 3
Computer Technology 201 (Security +) 3
Computer Technology 202 (Digital Forensics) 3
Computer Technology 216 (Cyber Law) 3
Computer Technology 219 or 220 (Operating Systems or Linux OS) 3
Computer Technology 225 (Introduction to Networking) 3
Computer Technology 239 (Cisco Networking 2) 3
Computer Technology 245 (Ethical Hacking) 3
Computer Technology 289 (Security + Certification Exam Review) 1
Total: 28
Total Credit Hours: 31

*31Computer Technology 240 (Field Placement) can be used as a computer technology restricted elective or substituted for any required 200-level computer technology course in the cybersecurity certificate.

NOTE: All courses specifically identified by course number are graduation requirements for this program.