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Network+ and Security+ Essentials Certificate (C25590IN)


This certificate introduces students to troubleshooting, configuring, and managing networks. In addition, students are introduced to the baseline skills needed to perform core security functions. Upon completion, students will be prepared for the CompTIA Net+ and Sec+ certification exams. 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
CTI 140 Virtualization Concepts 1 4 3
SEC 180 Information Assurance Principles 2 2 3
SEC 210 Intrusion Detection 2 2 3
7 10 12

Employment Outlook

Employment of network and computer systems administrators is projected to grow 4% from 2019 to 2029, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Demand for information technology (IT) workers is high and should continue to grow as firms invest in newer, faster technology and mobile networks.

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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