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Certificate of Technical Studies in Information Systems Security Professionals

Learning Outcomes:

The objectives of the existing program will ensure that recipients of the Certificate of Technical Studies in Senior Systems Managers program will have demonstrated:

  1. clarity in verbal and written communication to accurately convey technical information and to critically read and interpret technical literature;
  2. the ability to critically analyze and solve real world security issues understanding the legal and ethical concerns;
  3. mastery in security awareness and network threats, enabling graduates to critically analyze and react to new developments in their field;
  4. the utilization of mathematics to collect, analyze and interpret technical data collected through investigation and experimentation; and
  5. an application of computer networks and firewalls to gain hands-on experience.

Specific Degree Information:

The goal of the Certificate of Technical Studies in Information Systems Security Professionals credential is to provide students with the skills needed to manage an organization's network security needs. The program prepares individuals to function as entry level network security specialists, and includes instruction on technologies to keep network assets secure, conducting forensic analyses, encryption techniques, and organizational security management. On March 30, 2011, Bossier Parish Community College received approval to offer the Committee on National Security Standards 4011-12, also known as the certificate for Information Systems Security Professionals.

Required courses for Certificate of Technical Studies in Information Systems Security Professionals:

Summer Semester Hours
CIT 101: Network Essentials 3
First Semester Hours
CIT 115: Network Defense 3
CIT 210: Advanced Networking Topics 3
CIT 220: Managing Firewalls 3
Second Semester Hours
CIT 225: Network Security Design 3
CIT 270: Relational Database Coding 3
CIT 279: Information Assurance 3
CIT 280: Computer Forensics 3
Total credit hours 24

Due to the requirements of the Committee on National Security Systems, all classes listed above must be taken at Bossier Parish Community College to ensure that all of the Committee concepts have been taught in the class. Therefore, no Prior Learning Matrix substitutions may be used to receive this credential.

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