B.S. in Computer Networks and Cybersecurity
About the Computer Networks and Cybersecurity Bachelor’s Degree
Students pursuing a major in computer networks and cybersecurity are introduced into the program by taking courses designed to give them foundational IT skills. This will progress to include the network security aspects of IT, where the student will learn Microsoft and Cisco technologies in addition to tackling topics associated with cybersecurity and digital forensics. Specifically, the student will be required to prepare a design network proposal, clearly specifying the plan for administering and maintaining the network. Also, the students will learn the process of installing and configuring Windows servers, the implementation of infrastructure for advanced serves and the means of troubleshooting IT problems.
What You’ll Learn
The deliverables of the course entail:
- Skills necessary for designing, implementing and administering local-area and wide-area networks according to organizational needs.
- The know-how to resolve problems that may emerge in IT systems and the skills to effectively troubleshoot systems to make them user-friendly.
- Construct secure IT systems by following the relevant procedures and policies.
- Candidly use an array of communication styles in communicating the master IT knowledge.
- Uphold the desired workforce skills, best practices, and ethical principlesthat meets the organization’s goals.
Students who have taken this cost in the past have benefitted from such opportunities as:
- First-hand evaluation, installation, configuring, maintaining and troubleshooting computer hardware components and assorted operating systems.
- Configuring and managing Cisco switches within multiprotocol internetworks, which include, among others, VoIP (voice over Internet protocol), wireless network protocols, and routing protocols.
- Managing and troubleshooting various features of Windows Server operating systems, including Active Directory, DNS, Group Policy, Desktop Security, Remote Access, Windows Deployment, and User Accounts
- Acquiring the skills for designing, developing and writing technical documents.
Pursuing this program sets you up to take the following certification exams:
- Certified Computer Examiner (CCE)
- Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
- Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
- Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
- Cisco Certified Network Associate–Security (CCNA Security)
- Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
- CompTIA A+
- CompTIA Linux+ and LPIC-1
- CompTIA Network+
- CompTIA Security+
- Computer Security Incident Handler (CSIH)
- IACIS Certified Mobile Device Examiner (ICMDE)
- Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)
- Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)
Computer Networks and Cybersecurity Bachelor’s Degree Requirements
The structure of this program is such that for a major in computer networks and cybersecurity, one must successfully complete 120 credits of coursework, of which 33 are for the major; 41 are aligned to the general education requirements; and the remaining 46 are comprised of the minor, electives, and other degree requirements. Note that a student must earn at least 17 credits in the upper level courses to fulfil the requirement of the major.
|CMIT 202||Fundamentals of Computer Troubleshooting||3 Credits|
|CMIT 265||Fundamentals of Networking||3 Credits|
|CMIT 320||Network Security|
|CMIT 321||Ethical Hacking|
|CMIT 340||Malware Analysis|
|CMIT 350||Interconnecting Cisco Devices|
|CMIT 369||Window Server: Install and Storage|
|CMIT 370||Windows Server: Networking|
|CMIT 371||Windows Server: Identity|
|CMIT 372||Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure|
|CMIT 373||Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure|
|CMIT 391||Linux System Administration|
|CMIT 424||Digital Forensics Analysis and Application|
|CMIT 425||Advanced Information Systems Security|
|CMIT 440||Mobile Forensics|