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Offensive and Defensive Security

Offensive and Defensive Security courses cover digital forensics, installing, configuring, and managing firewalls.

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Program Description

In general, the goal is to prepare learners by providing theory and extended configuration features necessary to set up traffic handling, advanced content/user identification, quality of service, global protection, monitoring/reporting, and high availability of next-generation firewall technologies. Lastly, network penetration testing will be learned so that students can apply cybersecurity defense skills.
 
The Certificate in Offensive and Defensive Security is a great way to improve your career trajectory. You may choose from online and on-campus course-delivery options. This flexibility allows you to complete coursework at your convenience and on your schedule.
 

Course List

CIS 197 Cooperative Education/Internship

Credits: 1-3

Cooperative education and internships provide students with real-world experience in business and industry as they explore careers or gain experience in chosen fields of study. The work experiences must be directly related to the discipline under which the credits are to be awarded.

CIS 241 Digital Forensics Fundamentals
Credits: 3

Prerequisite: CIS 147 or instructor approval.

Typically Offered: SPRING

This course introduces students to digital forensics. Topics covered include the investigative process, preservation of evidence, mobile and cloud forensics issues, as well as providing experience using digital forensics software.
CIT 367 Cybersecurity Infrastructure Configuration
Credits: 3

Prerequisite: CIS 165 or instructor approval.

Typically Offered: FALL

This course provides students an understanding of how to install, configure, and manage firewalls for defense of enterprise network architectures. Students will learn the theory and configuration steps for setting up the security, networking, threat prevention, logging, and reporting features of next generation firewall technologies. In addition to gaining practical Next Generation Firewall experience, this course helps to prepare students for the Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Administrator (PCNSA) certification exam.
CIT 368 Cybersecurity Prevention & Countermeasures
Credits: 3

Prerequisite: CIT 367 or Instructor approval.

Typically Offered: SPRING

This course provides students with advanced information in installing, configuring, and managing firewalls for defense of enterprise network architecture. Students will learn the theory and extended configuration features necessary to set up traffic handling, advanced content/user identification, quality of service, global protect, monitoring/reporting and high availability of next generation firewall technologies. In addition to gaining practical next generation firewall experience, this course helps to prepare students for the Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Administrator (PCNSA) certification exam.
CIT 470 Penetration Testing
Credits: 3

Prerequisite: CIS 255

Typically Offered: SPRING

This course provides theoretical and practical aspects of network and web application penetration testing. The course uses a hands-on approach to the different phases of penetration testing. Students will learn tools and methodologies typically used to exploit vulnerabilities.
CIT 475 Emerging Threats & Defenses
Credits: 3

Prerequisites: CIS 216CIS 226 and CIS 255 or instructor approval.

Typically Offered: SPRING

In this course, students learn to implement a variety of tools, strategies, and techniques to defend and administer an IT infrastructure. Role based scenarios and challenges will be presented, allowing students to practice and apply their cybersecurity defense skills. Trending topics in cybersecurity will also be examined.