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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cybersecurity Certificate

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Students will learn to design, configure, and secure LANs and WANs, install networking security appliances and software, understand and configure firewalls, maintain network intrusion systems, monitor and analyze network performance, identify network vulnerabilities and exploits, develop risk mitigation strategies, detect and prevent threats to information systems, establish and maintain security policies and procedures, design and optimize secure access to network resources. All of the credits are directly transferable into the Computer Networking: Cybersecurity A.S. degree program option.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of information security technology and information systems and their importance and impact in business and society
  2. Identify and describe basic secured communication technologies, devices, and components used to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data in Local and Wide Area Networks
  3. Identify and describe various types of malicious software detection and removal
  4. Demonstrate the use of appropriate tools to assist with administering and troubleshooting computers, media, and detect malicious network traffic
  5. Setup, configure, and secure network servers and client workstations in workgroups and domain based networks
  6. Design, build, and maintain scalable and secured networks using routers, switches, firewalls, network intrusion detection systems, proxies, secured transmission media, patch management, and vulnerability assessment tools
  7. Identify and describe information assurance fundamentals and techniques used to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the data
  8. Design and optimize secured local and wide-area networks
  9. Detect and prevent threats to information systems
  10. Establish and enforce corporate/organizational security policies and procedures
  11. Identify appropriate security controls and mitigation strategies
  12. Apply comprehensive theoretical knowledge, problem-solving skills, and ethical principles to address case studies and practical applications in networking and cybersecurity

Contact Information

Saaid Elhadad
Program Coordinator
Computer Networking
Room 607
(860) 906-5135

Total Credits: 24

# Students may take CST* 244  (6 Credits) in place of CST* 231 & CST* 281  

  • Opportunities to earn credits through Prior Learning Assessments (PLAs) may be available for some courses in this program. Please consult your counselor or faculty advisor for more information.
  • Internships and/or jobs in the Cyber Security degree area will likely require a full background check.

All courses taken in this certificate program can lead to our associate degree in Computer Networking: Cyber Security Option.

Becoming Connecticut State Community College

STUDENTS: The Community Colleges are undergoing a merger with a plan to become Connecticut State Community College in fall 2023; please work closely with your advisor/program coordinator to select your courses accordingly. See Becoming Connecticut State Community College  for more detail about this exciting transition!

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