Network Security Specialist (IT)

Network Security Specialist

The Network Security Specialist program is a two-year program that provides comprehensive instruction in those aspects of computing systems and networks that have an important impact on data confidentiality and assurance. Emphasis is placed on vigilant security awareness throughout the curriculum. The program introduces the student to computer network threats and the appropriate incident response, to include defenses, countermeasures, and computer forensics. Students are exposed to scenarios reflecting the legal and ethical issues associated with information security. Extensive hands-on labs build practical experience in configuring a variety of network operating systems, firewalls, virtual private networks (VPN), packet filters, and host intrusion detection systems (HIDS) to maximize information security in the network.

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IT-Network Security Specialist
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Associate Degree
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  • Program can be completed entirely online at this college.
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