Cyber Information Assurance (Cybersecurity)

Academic Certificate

Overview

Cyber Information Assurance Certificate supports the growth and sustainability of the workforce.

How to Enroll

To pursue this degree, you must apply to MTC using our online application.

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Sample Program Plan and Costs

On-Campus Traditional. Classes meet on campus.
Virtual 100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.
Hybrid Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.
Online 100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Virtual Credits
Semester 1
(9 Credit Hours)
IST-200 Cisco LAN Concepts

Cisco LAN Concepts

ID: IST-200

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of small local area networks - home and small office/home offices (SOHO) networks. Topics include an introduction to networking, basic cabling for SOHO, LAN addressing and network services, basic security and wireless, planning and building a home network.

3
IST-115 Humans Aspects in Cybersecurity

Humans Aspects in Cybersecurity

ID: IST-115

Credit Hours: 3

This course studies the human aspect of cybersecurity and the motivation behind cybercrimes. Topics include ethics, laws, policies, and psychology as it applies to cybersecurity.

3
IST-291 Fundamentals of Network Security I

Fundamentals of Network Security I

ID: IST-291

Credit Hours: 3

This course is the study of intro levels of security processes based on a security policy, emphasizing hands-on skills in the areas of secure perimeter, security connectivity, security management, identity services, and intrusion detection. The course prepares students to manage network security.

3
Semester 2
(12 Credit Hours)
IST-292 Fundamentals of Network Security II

Fundamentals of Network Security II

ID: IST-292

Credit Hours: 3

This course is the study of advanced security processes based on a security policy, emphasizing hands-on skills in the areas of secure perimenter, security connectivity, security management, identity services, and intrusion detection. The course prepares students to install/configure secure firewalls.

3
IST-193 Linux Security Administration

Linux Security Administration

ID: IST-193

Credit Hours: 3

This course will provide students with the skills necessary to implement and administer basic LINUX security policies, including authentication, securing network applications, system monitoring, encryption, and others.

3
IST-263 Designing Windows Network Security

Designing Windows Network Security

ID: IST-263

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an advanced study of security features of networks including authentication protocol, public key infrastructure, IPsec, and certificate servers.

3
CPT-180 Shell Scripting

Shell Scripting

ID: CPT-180

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of shell scripting and emphasizes the designing, coding, and testing of scripts. This course will cover shell scripting from both the command line and the Graphical User Interface.

3
Semester 3
(9 Credit Hours)
IST-267 Network Vulnerability Assessment

Network Vulnerability Assessment

ID: IST-267

Credit Hours: 3

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to test network security using network vulnerablity assessment tools and methods. Students will also learn how to improve network security based on the assessment results.

3
IST-293 It and Data Assurance I

It and Data Assurance I

ID: IST-293

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces the basics of network security. Topics covered will include network vulnerabilities and threats, security planning, security technology, network security organization, as well as legal and ethical issues related to network security.

3
IST-285 Cybersecurity Capstone

Cybersecurity Capstone

ID: IST-285

Credit Hours: 3

This course integrates the knowledge and skills gained through previous coursework and experience to develop and implement risk management, vulnerability assessment, threat analysis, and incident response plans.

3
  Total Credit Hours 30
  Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$5,340.00
Not including fees and equipment
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Virtual Credits
Semester 1
(6 Credit Hours)
IST-200 Cisco LAN Concepts

Cisco LAN Concepts

ID: IST-200

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of small local area networks - home and small office/home offices (SOHO) networks. Topics include an introduction to networking, basic cabling for SOHO, LAN addressing and network services, basic security and wireless, planning and building a home network.

3
IST-115 Humans Aspects in Cybersecurity

Humans Aspects in Cybersecurity

ID: IST-115

Credit Hours: 3

This course studies the human aspect of cybersecurity and the motivation behind cybercrimes. Topics include ethics, laws, policies, and psychology as it applies to cybersecurity.

3
Semester 2
(6 Credit Hours)
IST-291 Fundamentals of Network Security I

Fundamentals of Network Security I

ID: IST-291

Credit Hours: 3

This course is the study of intro levels of security processes based on a security policy, emphasizing hands-on skills in the areas of secure perimeter, security connectivity, security management, identity services, and intrusion detection. The course prepares students to manage network security.

3
IST-292 Fundamentals of Network Security II

Fundamentals of Network Security II

ID: IST-292

Credit Hours: 3

This course is the study of advanced security processes based on a security policy, emphasizing hands-on skills in the areas of secure perimenter, security connectivity, security management, identity services, and intrusion detection. The course prepares students to install/configure secure firewalls.

3
Semester 3
(6 Credit Hours)
IST-193 Linux Security Administration

Linux Security Administration

ID: IST-193

Credit Hours: 3

This course will provide students with the skills necessary to implement and administer basic LINUX security policies, including authentication, securing network applications, system monitoring, encryption, and others.

3
IST-263 Designing Windows Network Security

Designing Windows Network Security

ID: IST-263

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an advanced study of security features of networks including authentication protocol, public key infrastructure, IPsec, and certificate servers.

3
Semester 4
(6 Credit Hours)
CPT-180 Shell Scripting

Shell Scripting

ID: CPT-180

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of shell scripting and emphasizes the designing, coding, and testing of scripts. This course will cover shell scripting from both the command line and the Graphical User Interface.

3
IST-267 Network Vulnerability Assessment

Network Vulnerability Assessment

ID: IST-267

Credit Hours: 3

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to test network security using network vulnerablity assessment tools and methods. Students will also learn how to improve network security based on the assessment results.

3
Semester 5
(6 Credit Hours)
IST-293 It and Data Assurance I

It and Data Assurance I

ID: IST-293

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces the basics of network security. Topics covered will include network vulnerabilities and threats, security planning, security technology, network security organization, as well as legal and ethical issues related to network security.

3
IST-285 Cybersecurity Capstone

Cybersecurity Capstone

ID: IST-285

Credit Hours: 3

This course integrates the knowledge and skills gained through previous coursework and experience to develop and implement risk management, vulnerability assessment, threat analysis, and incident response plans.

3
  Total Credit Hours 30
  Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$5,340.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Cybersecurity Analyst

Information security analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems.

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Government Agencies
  • Large Corporations
  • Small Businesses
  • IT Firms

Careers

Cybersecurity Architect

Design and build data communication networks, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and intranets.

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Government Agencies
  • Large Corporations
  • IT Firms

What’s next after I complete this program?

Enter the Workforce