2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Computer Information Systems - Cyber Defense Fundamentals Certificate of Completion

Program Description The Cyber Defense Fundamentals Certificate of Completion allows students to ensure compliance and operational security of an organization's information assets and effectively mitigate risks by implementing security protocols and identifying security threats and vulnerabilities within networks. Maps to the CompTIA Security + certification. This certificate of completion requires successful completion a minimum of 15 credits as outlined. 

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

Program Requirements (15 credits)


  1. Identify and analyze administrative and technical strategies for mitigating and managing threats posed to information systems.
  2. Select, configure, and employ the appropriate technical solutions and components to protect a network infrastructure and related information assets. 

Program Notes

The program code for this certificate is CISCUC01. For financial aid, advising, and other reasons, students should work with their advisor to ensure that this code is properly recorded on their academic record.

Please email cyberdefense@edmonds.edu with questions.

Department website: Computer Information Systems | edmonds.edu/cis

Certificate of Completion General Information

This certificate of completion (COC) is awarded upon completion of the required number of courses. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or S grades in all college level courses in order to earn this COC. Certain certificates may require a higher cumulative grade point average as dictated by industry standards. All credits for this COC must be earned at Edmonds College.

Certificates of completion (COCs) are not eligible for financial aid; however, some COCs may be eligible for veteran’s benefits. If you are interested in this COC, please talk to your faculty advisor or an academic advisor in student services.

Student achievement is assessed in the general and program specific outcomes via the courses and course objectives that align with those outcomes. More information about program outcomes and course objectives can be found on the Using Program Requirement Sheets  page.

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 an academic advisor and/or a faculty advisor.

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

Internal Coding

TC - 15
CIP - 111003
Last revised - 2023/04/21