Jul 15, 2024  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 2023-2024 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

IT Advanced Cybersecurity Operations Certificate

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Program Description:

The IT Advanced Cybersecurity Operations Certificate provides students with skills to advance in the Cybersecurity Operations field. The program helps students enhance their understanding of the Cybersecurity Operations environment and further develop their cybersecurity skills and knowledge. Skills include network routing and switching operation and security, the configuration of network security devices, understanding and configuration of virtualized computing environments, and the ability to interpret cybersecurity statistics and information. The IT Advanced Cybersecurity Operations certificate will provide students who want to build on the cybersecurity skills covered in the IT Cybersecurity Operations certificate. This certificate builds the student’s knowledge of cybersecurity. Completing the program in a single semester will provide a rapid pathway for transition and allow students to “get in and get out” and find employment. The program may be completed part-time, allowing students to upskill their cybersecurity knowledge while earning college credit. This certificate is the third and final in a series of stackable certificates that can help students towards an associate degree.

Career and Transfer Outlook:

This program will give students the skills necessary to progress in Cybersecurity Operations positions such as those in a Security Operation Center (SOC). The certificate will also prepare students for further study in Information Technology and Cybersecurity at the Associate’s degree level.

Helpful Hints:

Upon completion of the certificate, students should have a sufficient background in IT to study for and write the CompTIA Network+, and the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).

Program Outcomes:

  • Configure cyberdefense systems such as firewalls and IDS/IPS systems.
  • Interpret statistical reports from cybersecurity systems.
  • Explain virtualization and cloud computing systems and associated cybersecurity challenges.
  • Configure and troubleshoot advanced networking routing and switching systems.
  • Communicate cybersecurity concepts in the context of business.

Total Credits: 17

Admission Requirements

Completion of the IT Cybersecurity Operations Certificate or documentation of experience or training equivalent to the course work.


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