2020-2021 Spring Edition 
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2020-2021 Spring Edition [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cybersecurity/Information Security Analyst Certificate of Achievement

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The Cybersecurity/Information Security Analyst Certificate of Achievement provides students the opportunity to master the necessary computer information security concepts to implement safe, secure, digital systems and also the ability to detect and repair various cyber-attacks. The certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level professions in the fast-growing field of computer security as cybersecurity analysts, information security analysts, and general entry-level Information Technology (IT) professionals. The core requirements include preparation for four DOD and industrial coveted Comp TIA IT security certificates: A+, Network+, Security+ and CySA+. This certificate includes elective courses in perfecting skills in operating system command line skills, HTML/JavaScript reading proficiency, and Python the language of choice for cybersecurity scripting.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Describe and outline the hardware and software components of a secure digital network.
  • Identify various types of network and information attacks. 
  • Evaluate the computer network and information security needs of an organization.


Course ID Title Units
CIMN 110   Networking Essentials and Technologies for IT Cybersecurity 3
CIMN 120   Introduction to Networking: CompTIA Network+ 3
CIMS 130   Intro to Information Systems Security: Comp TIA Security+ 3
CIMS 155  * Cybersecurity Analysis - CompTIA CYSA+ 3
  Restricted Electives 9-10



Restricted Electives:  Select 9-10 units from the following courses:  
CIM 1  or Computer Information Systems 4
CIM 10   Introduction to Information Systems 3
CIMN 100   Computer Operating Systems - Windows 3
CIMN 130   Computer Operating Systems - UNIX and LINUX 3
CIMN 140  * Fundamental Unix/Linux System Administration 3
CIMN 160   CISCO CCNA: Routing and Switching Essentials 3
CIMP 8A   Programming with Python 3
CIMS 140   Introduction to Computer Forensics 3
CIMS 150   Introduction to Cybersecurity: Ethical Hacking 3
CIMS 165  * Cybersecurity Operations - CISCO CCNA CYBER OPS 3
CIMW 100A  * Web Site Development - HTML- Beginning 1.5
CIMW 100B  * Web Site Development - HTML–Advanced 1.5
CIMW 160   Web Development - JavaScript, Frameworks, JQuery, and AJAX 3

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.  

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