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Cybersecurity Certificate (C25590IC)


This certificate introduces students to Information Assurance best practices and intrusion detection methods. Coursework prepares students to evaluate weaknesses of traditional and wireless networks for the purpose of incident response, reconstruction, forensic investigation, and investigative techniques. Upon completion students will be prepared for the CompTIA CySA+ certification exam. Courses within this certificate may be applied to the Associate in Applied Science degree in Information Technology.

Course Sequence

Fall Semester Class Lab Credit
CTI 120 Network and Security Foundations 2 2 3
SEC 180 Information Assurance Principles 2 2 3
SEC 210 Intrusion Detection 2 2 3
6 6 9
Spring Semester
CCT 121 Computer Crime Investigations 3 2 4
CCT 250 Network Vulnerabilities I 2 2 3
5 4 7

Employment Outlook

The job roles covered by CompTIA CySA+ are categorized under information security analysts by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The number of jobs in this category is expected to grow by more than 28% by 2026.

General Education Outcomes

Rockingham Community College has three general education outcomes:

Communication: Students will communicate using the conventions appropriate for the intended academic or professional audience.

Information Literacy: Students will locate, evaluate, and use appropriate information for academic and professional tasks.

Critical Thinking: Students will analyze information and ideas and develop reasoned solutions to academic or professional problems. 

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