The Cyber-Skills Certificate will focus on cybersecurity areas of knowledge needed to enhance current IT skills for those already employed in the IT field or assist with developing cyber-skills for those exploring this as a career path. The courses will explore the tools that are used regularly within the field.

Topics covered will include exploration of the field of cybersecurity, data confidentiality, integrity and availability and best practices for Internet use and social media safety. The student will be exposed to the use of virtualization software which is used extensively throughout cybersecurity and IT careers in general. Protocol analysis will be covered using tools such as Wireshark to demonstrate how to capture and analyze network traffic for cybersecurity incident response and for network troubleshooting.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Examine the various types of cyber-attacks/threats that exist and recognize the importance of cybersecurity and the career opportunities that exist.
  • Classify the various virtualization platforms that exist and decide which is best for a given technological application it pertains to cybersecurity.
  • Practice installation, configuration and use protocol analysis tools to analyze network traffic to identify network errors and malicious activity.
Required Courses (54 hours) Hours
CIS-825 Cyber Skills: Introduction to Cybersecurity 18
CIS-826 Cyber Skills: Introduction to Virtualization 18
CIS-827 Cyber Skills: Introduction to Protocol Analysis 18