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Cyber-Security

This Certificate of Completion provides documentation of the student's successful completion of "a three term program of study where they will learn entry-level and mid-level cryptography, cryptanalysis, protocol analysis, vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, operating system hardening, and computer investigation and analysis techniques on multiple platforms including Linux, Macintosh, Windows PCs, and mobile computing devices; as outlined by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council), the Linux Professional Institute (LPI), Cisco, and Microsoft.


This certificate can enable students to gain core skills leading to an entry-level job in the information assurance (IA) field of Information Technology (IT) with a goal to become an IT Security Officer, an IA Security Auditor, an IT Security Professional, or a Site Administrator, and can enable students to pass the following information technology industry certification examinations:
• Cisco Certified Entry-Level Network Technician (CCENT)
• CompTIA Network+
• CompTIA Linux+
• CompTIA Security+
• EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH)
• EC-Council Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (C|HFI)
• Linux Professional Institute Junior Level Administration Certification (LPIC-1)
• Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
• SUSE Certified Linux Administrator Certification

Advisor / Program Contacts

Full Time Faculty
(360) 475-7370
Full Time Faculty
(360) 475-7379

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills
and knowledge in the following ways:

  1. Adapt to new technologies quickly
  2. Explain and demonstrate the protocols of the TCP/IP protocol suite, the OSI model, and proprietary operating system protocols from Microsoft and various UNIX platform vendors
  3. Describe the functions, operations, and primary components of local area networks (LANs), metropolitan area networks (MANs), wide area networks (WANs), virtual private networks (VPNs), Intranets, extranets, and storage area networks
  4. Demonstrate skills required to install and maintain enterprise servers
  5. Explain and demonstrate basic information systems security concepts
  6. Detect hacking attacks and properly extract evidence to report crimes and conduct audits to prevent future attacks
  7. Describe the role of digital evidence in forensic investigation
  8. Assess the security of computer systems using penetration testing techniques

Required & Prerequisite Courses