This program prepares students for entry-level employment in information assurance and cybersecurity. The program combines both networking and systems administration fundamentals with the requisite security concepts and best practices required to implement, administer, and harden operating systems.
The Cyber Systems option incorporates a study of data communications fundamentals together with an in depth study of current networking architectures and protocols. Client/server and peer networks are studied with an emphasis on securing the systems from attack. Systems studied with intensive labs include Microsoft, UNIX/LINUX, and Cisco.
Upon completion, students may seek various industry certification credentials such as CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Linux+, Cisco Certified Entry Level Technician (CCENT), and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).