Cybersecurity Certificate (CPCC)
The Cybersecurity career pathway certificate of completion extends knowledge and skills beyond entry-level computer networking and administration. Students will learn concepts and techniques essential for securing data and networks in both a vendor-neutral and Cisco environment.
The certificate in cybersecurity requires successful completion of four networking courses:
- CIS 279L Linux+
- CIS 279SE Security+
- CIS 279OP CCNA Cyber Ops
- CIS 284EH Ethical Hacking
To prepare for these 200-level networking courses students should have educational or industry experience:
- CIS 140 A+ Essentials I
- CIS 145 A+ Essentials II
- CIS 179 Networking Essentials
- Describe the function of the network layers as specified by the OSI and the TCP/IP network models.
- Describe the operation of network services such as ARP, DNS, and DHCP.
- Describe the basic operation of these network device types: Router, Switch, Hub, Bridge, WAP, WLC.
- Describe the functions of these network security systems as deployed on the host, network, or the cloud: Firewall, Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), Advanced Malware Protection (AMP), Web Security Appliance (WSA), Email Security Appliance (ESA).
- Describe IP subnets and communication within an IP subnet and between IP subnets.
- Describe the relationship between VLANs and data visibility.
- Describe the operation of ACLs applied as packet filters on the interfaces of network devices.
- Compare and contrast deep packet inspection with packet filtering and stateful firewall operation.
- Compare and contrast inline traffic interrogation and taps or traffic mirroring.
- Compare and contrast the characteristics of data obtained from taps or traffic mirroring and NetFlow in the analysis of network traffic.
- Identify potential data loss from provided traffic profiles.