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Information Technology Graduate Certificate, Network Defense

School of Business and Technology

The Network Defense graduate certificate prepares information security professionals to assess, develop, and implement solutions to safeguard the information assets and enterprise IT infrastructures of an organization. Learners examine the technical and managerial controls critical to the success of a network defense specialization, including network security controls and testing, telecommunication, cryptography, penetration testing, visualization, risk assessment, and information security regulation standards.

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Five Required Courses

 

 

20 quarter credits

IAS5130
Programming for Security Professionals

Learners in this course examine core programming concepts such as variables, iteration structures, decision structures, data structures (such as arrays), and how to combine these core concepts to write simple scripts and programs. Additionally, learners apply secure coding practices using C and the Python scripting language in their associated integrated development environments. In working with the C language, learners apply defensive coding practices designed to prevent many security vulnerabilities. Using Python, learners write scripts that perform important network administration tasks such as monitoring network traffic.

4 quarter credits
IAS5200
Network Architecture and Cyberoperations

Learners in this course study common security architectures to help identify potential vulnerabilities in architectures, and learn to design secure architectures. Learners identify issues related to the design and implementation of operating system concepts, components and interfaces, and design and implement significant architectural changes to an existing operating system. Learners also examine the authorities, roles, and steps associated with cyber operations, and develop a working knowledge regarding the security issues associated with building complex systems out of third-party components of unknown origin.

4 quarter credits
IAS5211
Mobile and Wireless Network Architecture and Security

In this course, learners gain an understanding of core concepts, technologies, components, and security issues related to mobile and wireless networks. Learners also evaluate approaches to digital communication and analyze how mobile systems operate to facilitate secure access and voice. Finally, learners examine wireless and mobile network principles, architectures, and protocols.

4 quarter credits
IAS5220
Network Security Controls and Testing

Learners study cryptographic algorithms, protocols, and how they protect information in various states. Learners apply methodology to detect, analyze, and mitigate vulnerabilities and threats within a network environment, and examine the latest network technologies and security issues involved in network communications. Finally, learners identify and demonstrate ways of exploiting vulnerabilities to gain access to a system through penetration testing and network forensics techniques.

4 quarter credits
IAS5230
Secure Network Design and Engineering

Learners investigate abstract data types and how to address them in solving cyber security problems related to network design and engineering. Learners also analyze security requirements while designing network operational systems in order to gain approvals in recognition and compliance with organizational governance and processes. Finally, learners articulate how virtualization and network architecture is implemented, deployed, and used, and describe the implications that interfaces between major components of virtualized systems have for security.

4 quarter credits

 

 

Total

 

 

20 quarter credits