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Network and Cyber Fundamentals

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Network and Cyber Fundamentals program is designed to focus on the necessary skills required to design and secure a network including the security of various systems and network devices. Emphasis is placed on developing the theoretical and practical skills needed to maintain security on mission-critical networking and server systems. The program is designed to meet the training needs of government and industry employees. The program covers a variety of essential security disciplines. The Network and Cyber Fundamentals program also focuses on the skills needed for internationally recognized IT certifications and high demands in business, industry and government. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) is also available in this area.

Details

Academic Plan Code: 
5908
Award: 
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Total credits required: 
17
Effective term: 
2019 Fall
Award notes


Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.
Students should select from the following courses in consultation with a department advisor.

Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:0
None.
Admission criteria

None.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:17
CIS126DLLinux Operating System3
MST150++Any Microsoft Windows suffixed course3
CNT140AAIntroduction to Networks4
CNT150AACisco-Routing and Switching Essentials4
 
CIS270Essentials of Network and Information Security (3) OR
ITS110Information Security Fundamentals (3)3
Competencies
  • Experiment with file and directory systems, file and directory permissions, text editors, file processing, and basic shell programming of the Linux operating system. (CIS126DL)
  • Install, configure, administer, use, and maintain a UNIX/Linux operating system. (CIS126DL)
  • Execute day-to-day administration tasks in a UNIX/Linux-based network. (CIS126DL)
  • Manage the Linux Operating Systems including sophisticated manipulation of file structures, backup systems, printing processes, troubleshooting, user account management, hard disk maintenance and configuration, process monitoring and prioritizing, kernel customization, and system resource control. (CIS126DL)
  • Perform day-to-day administration tasks in a UNIX/Linux-based network. (CIS126DL)
  • Perform and explain day-to-day administration tasks in a Microsoft Windows-based network. (MST150++)
  • Apply basic security techniques such as password protection and access control lists (ACLs). (MST150++)
  • Configure basic network devices, design IP addressing schemes and test various network standards, protocols and technologies. (CNT140AA)
  • Troubleshoot using the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model as a guide. (CNT140AA, CNT150AA)
  • Formulate and test appropriate equations to solve basic Internet Protocol (IP) addressing and subnetting problems associated with designing a network. (CNT140AA)
  • Install, configure, customize, maintain and troubleshoot Cisco routers utilizing Advanced Internet Protocol (IP) addressing techniques, Variable Length Subnet Masking (VLSM), distance vector and Link State dynamic routing protocols, Routing Information Protocol version 1 (RIPv1) and version 2 (RIPv2), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Single-area Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), and understanding the structure and behavior of routing tables. (CNT150AA)
  • Minimize threats to the security of information systems by using authentication methods, access control, cryptography, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), hardening of operating systems, infrastructure security, network security (including remote access and wireless), and the use of basic security tools. (ITS110, CIS270)
  • Examine the techniques for defending LAN and WAN networks including firewalls, IDSs and VPNs. (ITS110)
  • Define workstations, servers, network storage devices, routers, switches, gateways, guards, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), firewalls, Internet Protocol Security (IPSec), Intrusion Detection Systems (IDSs), mobile devices, peripheral devices
  • and security peripherals. (ITS110)
  • Explain a broad, cross-section of information security concepts including authentication methods, access control, cryptography, public key infrastructure (PKI), network attack and defense methods, operating systems and network device
  • hardening, securing remote access and wireless technologies including viruses and worms (ITS110)

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.