Network Security (Certificate)

The Network Security certificate is designed to prepare students with the skills necessary for entry level positions in the field of network security. Upon completion of the certificate, students will demonstrate proficiency in programming, network design and operations, cyber security, ethical hacking, and penetration testing.

Upon completion of this program, students will be prepared to pursue industry recognized certifications such as CompTIA Security+, Linux+ and Network +/.

All of the courses in this certificate program can also be applied toward the AS, Network System Technology. 

The program is designed for both full-time and part-time students. Courses are offered in an online and traditional formats to accommodate students’ varying schedules and learning preferences.

The College Credit Certificate (CCC) in Network Security consists of coursework from the AS, Network Systems Technology Degree with a focus on forensics and security.

The following is a suggested sequence for the required courses:

FALL SEMESTER 9 credits
CTS 1131 Computer Hardware 3
CTS 1133 Computer Software 3
SLS 1515 Cornerstone Experience 3
SPRING SEMESTER 12 credits
CNT 1000 Computer Networking Essentials 3
CTS 2120 Computer and Network Security (Security +) 3
CTS 2334 Microsoft Windows Server 3
1000 or 2000 Level Any additional course with
CGS, CTS, CNT, CAP, CIS or EET prefix
3
FALL SEMESTER 9 credits
CTS 2321 Linux Internet Servers 3
CGS 2135 Introduction to Computer Forensics 3
1000 or 2000 Level Any additional course with
CGS, CNT, COP, or CTS prefix
3

Earn Academic Credit for your Industry Certification

If you hold a valid industry certification earned within the last 3 years and have successfully completed at least 12 credit hours in the AS in Network System Technology program, you may receive free academic credits toward the degree.  Contact Albert Nault for more information.

For more information contact:

Albert Nault Retention and Student Success Coordinator  (239) 489-9402  albert.nault@fsw.edu 

School of Business and Technology Website: http://www.fsw.edu/sobt