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Security and Hacking

The Security and Hacking courses will give students practical Linux experience. Also included are courses that expand students' knowledge in information security, providing them with the principles, technologies, and practices to secure computers and networks.

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Program Description

Additionally, the courses provide the skills needed to monitor, detect, investigate, analyze and respond to cyber events to protect systems and organizations from the risks, threats, and vulnerabilities by providing students with the tools and methods attackers use and how to defend against such attacks.
 
The Certificate in Security and Hacking is a great way to jump-start your career. 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 107 Linux Fundamentals
Credits: 3

Typically Offered: FALLSPR

This course introduces students to the Linux operating system. It provides practical skills using command line utilities, managing processes and file systems, as well as installing and maintaining software. In addition to gaining practical Linux experience, this course helps to prepare students for the CompTIA Linux+ certification exams.
CIS 147 Principles of Information Security
Credits: 3

Typically Offered: FALLSPR

This course introduces students to the field of information security. Topics covered include basic security principles, terminology, legal and ethical issues, as well as examining security from business and personal perspectives.
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 255 Computer and Network Security
Credits: 3

Prerequisite: CIS 147 or instructor approval.

Typically Offered: SPRING

This course introduces students to technologies and practices used to secure computers and networks. Topics covered include cryptography, secure authentication, logging, device security, and other aspects of enterprise security. Extensive networking and operating system knowledge is recommended. In addition to gaining practical security experience, this course helps to prepare students for the CompTIA Security+ certification.
CIS 274 Cybersecurity Operations
Credits: 3

Prerequisites: CIS 147 or instructor approval.

Typically Offered: FALL

This course teaches core security skills needed for monitoring, detecting, investigating, analyzing and responding to security events, thereby protecting systems and organizations from cybersecurity risks, threats and vulnerabilities.
CIS 282 Ethical Hacking and Network Defense

Credits: 3

Prerequisite: CIS 255 or instructor approval.

Typically Offered: SPRING

This course provides experience securing computer network resources. The tools and methodologies attackers use will be examined, as well as defenses against them.