2011-2012 Catalog 
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2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Information Systems - Network Security Specialist Certificate

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See program requirement sheet. 

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.

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.

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.

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.
Steve Hailey shailey@edcc.edu | 425.640.1377
Department website
College Resources:  
Edmonds CC website www.edcc.edu
How to enroll www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer center www.edcc.edu/transfer
Advising appointments 425.640.1458
College bookstore www.edcc.edu/bookstore

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

PGM Code – 506C
Effective summer 2011 | Rev: 02/11

Program Requirements (40 credits):

Certificate Outcomes

Students completing this certificate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to select, configure, and employ the appropriate technical solutions and components for protecting information assets.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of laws, standards, and regulations and their relevance to information security and privacy.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of administrative and technical strategies for mitigating and managing threats posed to information systems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to harden operating systems and take proactive measures to increase security of clients and servers.

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