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College Catalog 2014-2015

Cyber Security
Career Studies Certificate
Offered through AL, ELI, MA, WO

Purpose: This career studies certificate in Cyber Security is designed as an enhanced competency module to provide expertise in security to networking specialists. This curriculum will prepare networking specialists for employment as network security specialists or Internet security specialists. This career studies certificate also helps prepare students for the Security+ and the CISSP certification exams.

One Year Credits
1st Semester
1ENG Elective 3
ITN 260 Network Security Basics 3
ITN 261 Network Attacks, Computer Crime and Hacking 4
ITN 262 Network Communication, Security and Authentication 4
Total   14
2nd Semester
ITN 263 Internet/Intranet Firewalls and E-Commerce Security 4
ITN 266 Network Security Layers 3
ITN 267 Cyberlaw 3
Total   10
Total credits for the CyberSecurity Career Studies Certificate=24

IT courses used for this program may not be more than 10 years old, unless approved by division dean.

All first-time students must take a one-credit Student Development (SDV) course prior to enrolling in their 16th credit at NOVA.

1 ENG elective must be selected from the following: ENG 115 or ENG 116 or ENG 131.