Cybersecurity Specialist Certificate of Achievement

This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as information security (cybersecurity) specialists. It includes courses that prepare students for industry certifications (Understanding Cisco Cybersecurity Fundamentals (SECFND) certification exam (210-250), Implementing Cisco Cybersecurity Operations (SECOPS) certification exam (210-255), CompTIA A+, and CompTIA Security+).

Major/Program Requirements

Career and Academic Pathways

Required Courses:

CIS 101Introduction to Computer and Information Technology


CIS 109Operating Systems and Environments


CIS 130Hardware and Information Technology Essentials


CIS 136Introduction to Cybersecurity


CIS 137Cybersecurity Essentials


CIS 138CCNA Cybersecurity Operations


CIS 140Introduction to Networks (Cisco CCNA 1)



Recommended Courses:

CIS 135Certified Ethical Hacker


CIS 141Switching, Routing and Wireless Essentials (Cisco CCNA 2)


Total Credit Hours: 20.00


A student receiving a certificate in this field will be able to:

  • Demonstrate ingenuity and strong problem-solving skills when anticipating new threats and attacks.
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of vulnerabilities management systems and common security applications.
  • Demonstrate an ability to maintain built-in security systems including hardware, software, and all components.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills and an ability present information clearly, logically, and critically, both orally and in writing.

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