Nov 24, 2020  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2020-2021 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2020-2021

IT Cybersecurity Advanced Certificate

 Lowell Campus

Program Description:

The IT Cybersecurity Advanced Certificate is designed for students who have already worked a minimum of 1 year in network administration area and demonstrate college-level math skill through the Accuplacer exam. It enables them to obtain the cybersecurity skills now required for a variety of positions in network security administration. Problem-solving and analytical thinking are emphasized throughout the program, with a hands-on approach to learning.

Helpful Hints:

The Federal Bureau of Investigation predicts cybersecurity eventually will become the No. 1 threat against the U.S. The U.S. Department of Labor projects computer security specialists’ employment to grow by 22% from 2010 to 2020, a faster-than average outlook. The U. S. Department of Labor projects 65,700 new jobs requiring cybersecurity skills between 2010 and 2020. Graduates of this certificate will have the cybersecurity skills that will enhance their effectiveness as network security administrators and enable them to function as information security analysts. They may also enroll in the Middlesex IT Cybersecurity Transfer associate degree or to transfer to a four-year program.

Program Outcomes:

1. Students will be able to securely configure and operate an enterprise computer network (to include infrastructure devices, network services and the servers upon which they run).

2. Students will be able to effectively work with others to design, develop, evaluate, and present solutions to network security problems.

3. Students will be able to update their skills when new cybersecurity challenges are presented.

4. Students will be able to analyze problem, gather appropriate data, use logic to solve, predict and analyze results for relevance, accuracy, and consistency.

5. Students will be able to recognize solution patterns of common problems and apply them to new challenges.

6. Students will be able to communicate clearly, accurately, and succinctly through written and verbal means.





Total Credits: 26

Notes: Career opportunities are open to students with A.S, B.S. and advanced degrees in the secure configuration, operation and analysis of enterprise computer networks, including infrastructure devices, network services and the servers upon which they run.

Admission Requirements:

Completion of the IT Cybersecurity Entry-Level Certificate or permission of the program coordinator.