Certificate Overview


Complete the following REQUIRED courses:

Course Course Name Units

Networking Fundamentals

In this class, the student will learn to install, configure, upgrade and troubleshoot a computer network. There will be discussions regarding local area networks, wide area networks, communications protocols, network topologies, transmission media, security, and assessment of career opportunities in networking. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be given a voucher to sit for the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) industry certification exam.

COSN 200

Wireless and Mobile Devices

In this class the student will learn how to install, use, and manage popular wireless technologies. These technologies include infrared, Bluetooth, and wireless local area networks. The student will actually install and configure a wireless local area network. The student will learn how to construct personal wireless network and secure network from unauthorized access. Students should have completed the COSN 10 course or equivalent as preparation for this course.

COSS 271

Network Security Fundamentals

Network Security Fundamentals provides a comprehensive overview of network security and prepares students to take the CompTIA Security + Certification Exam. This course covers general security concepts, communication network security, infrastructure security, cryptography basics, operational/organizational security, and computer forensics.

COSS 272

Computer Forensics and Investigation

This course offers an introduction into computer forensics, investigating computer crimes and data recovery. Topics covered in this course include a process for investigating cyber crime and procedures for collecting, analyzing, recovering and preserving forensic evidence. Students should have completed the COSN 5 course or equivalent as preparation for this course.

COSS 273

Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures

This course will prepare students to perform network hacking and implement appropriate countermeasures. Students will also explore the ethical questions surrounding network and system penetration. This course covers topics such as using network penetration tools, techniques for identifying system vulnerabilities and exploiting those vulnerabilities to compromise systems and data.

Total units needed to complete - 16