2012-2013 Catalog 
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2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Information Systems - Network Security Specialist Certificate

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PGM Code – 506C

Program Description The purpose of the Network Security Specialist Certificate is to give students the skill sets and knowledge required to administer, design, and implement network security systems. Topics of the program include: information systems security, network security fundamentals, computer forensics, host system security, designing secure networks, and implementing network security. Some of the courses will also assist students in achieving various network security industry certifications.

This certificate program begins at a high level, with PC Fundamentals and Networking Fundamentals as prerequisites for the certificate. Students may need to complete CIS 116  IT Prior Learning Assessment to waive prerequisites and gain proper placement into the program. Students with work experience and/or other CIS and CEN degree or certificates may be eligible to begin the program directly. Please see an appropriate CIS faculty adviser to assess your individual situation.

Common Course Numbering  Please refer to www.edcc.edu/ccn for more information.

Credit/Grade Requirements This certificate is awarded upon a student’s completion of a minimum of 40 credits of Program Requirements as outlined. A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds Community College. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college-level courses as well as a minimum grade point average of 2.8 within the program requirements.

Students planning to continue on to a two-year ATA degree in CIS should plan ahead while working toward their CIS certificate. For a smooth transition from certificate to degree, students should see a CIS adviser at their earliest opportunity.

Students Are Advised To

  • Plan their schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year,
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning, and
  • Communicate with a faculty adviser.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted to Enrollment Services by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Forms are available online or at Enrollment Services located in Lynnwood Hall. Note applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.

College Resources
College Website | www.edcc.edu
How to Enroll | www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer Center | www.edcc.edu/transfer
College Bookstore | www.edcc.edu/bookstore
Advising Appointments | 425.640.1458

The adviser for this program is
Steve Hailey | shailey@edcc.edu | 425.640.1377

Department Contact Information
Computer Information Systems| www.edcc.edu/cis
Information Security | www.edcc.edu/infosec

Gainful Employment
Gainful employment information  is available for this program.

Advising Note

This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic adviser. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds Community College certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

Program Requirements (40 credits)

Program Requirements Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Program Requirements for this degree/certificate, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of administrative and technical strategies for mitigating and managing threats posed to information systems.
  • Select, configure, and employ the appropriate technical solutions and components to protect a network infrastructure and the related information assets.
  • Plan and execute an information security risk analysis and vulnerability assessment.
  • Conduct forensic analysis on various types of computing devices and storage media.


Adviser’s Signature and Date

Dean’s Signature and Date

Eff: summer 2012  |  Rev: 06/12

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