2014-2015 Academic Catalog 
    Apr 17, 2024  
2014-2015 Academic 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.

Entry requirements 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,
  • Communicate with an academic adviser, and
  • Submit an Evaluation Request - Transfer Credits Form (available in Enrollment Services) to activate the process of transferring credits to Edmonds CC.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted online by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. 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 advisers for this program are
Steve Hailey | shailey@edcc.edu | 425.640.1377
Mike Andrew | mike.andrew@edcc.edu | 425.640.1099

Department Contact Information
Computer Information Systems | www.edcc.edu/cis | 425.640.1902
Information Security | infosec.edcc.edu | 425.640.1902

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 CC certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

Program Requirements (40 credits)


  • 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.



Dean’s Signature and Date Adviser’s Signature and Date
Eff: summer 2014  |  Rev: 05/14  

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