Cyber Security

Information Systems Technology - Cyber Security

Career Studies Certificate

PURPOSE:  The Cyber Security Career Studies Certificate provides instruction in Information Security and prepares students to recognize and prevent threats to data, information systems, and to master techniques for defense against such attacks.  The material presented in this certificate will help prepare students for the CompTIA Security+ Certification.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Help desk specialist; entry-level information security analyst: entry-level c yber security specialist.  For more information, check out O*Net (https://www.onetonline.org/).

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission

PROGRAM NOTES: The Cyber Security Career Studies Certificate will fulfill the IT concentration electives in the Information Systems Technology Associate of Applied Science degree.

Students should check their advisement report in SIS and meet with their faculty advisor.

Students must obtain the grade of "C" or higher in IT courses taken for this CSC.

IT courses used for this program may not be more than 10 years old.

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION: Please see http://www.reynolds.edu/curriculum/gainful-employment-html/ge_info_221-732-09.html to access gainful employment disclosure information for this program.

COURSE

TITLE

LEC.
HRS.

LAB.
HRS.

CRS.
CRE.

ITE 221

PC Hardware and OS Architecture

4

0

4

ITN 101

Introduction to Network Concepts

3

0

3

ITN 260

Network Security Basics

3

0

3

ITN 261

Network Attacks, Computer Crime, and Hacking

4

0

4

ITN 262

Network Communication, Security, and Authentication

4

0

4

ITN 263

Internet/Intranet Firewalls and E-Commerce Security

4

0

4

ITN 276

Computer Forensics I

3

0

3

ITN 298

Seminar and Project: Networking Capstone

4

0

4

 TOTAL

29

0

29

Total Minimum Credits for Career Studies Certificate in Cyber Security

29

11.29.17

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY NETWORKING

ITN 101 Introduction to Network Concepts (3 cr.)

Provides instruction in networking media, physical and logical topologies, common networking standards and popular networking protocols. Emphasizes the TCP/IP protocol suite and related IP addressing schemes, including CIDR. Includes selected topics in network implementation, support, and LAN/WAN connectivity. Co-requisite: ITE 221 or school approval. Lecture 3 hours per week.

ITN 110 Client Operating System (Windows 10) (4 cr.)

Covers installation, configuration, administration, management, maintenance, and troubleshooting of the desktop client operating system in a networked environment. Prerequisite: ITN 101 or school approval. Lecture 4 hours per week.

ITN 111 Server Administration (Server 2016) (4 cr.)

Covers installation, configuration, administration, management, maintenance, and troubleshooting of a server in a networked environment. Prerequisite: ITN 110 or school approval. Lecture 4 hours per week.

ITN 171 UNIX I (3 cr.)

Introduces UNIX operating systems. Teaches login procedures, file creation, UNIX file structure, input/output control, and the UNIX shell. Lecture 3 hours per week.

ITN 254 Virtual Infrastructure: Installation and Configuration (4 cr.)

Explores concepts and capabilities of virtual architecture with a focus on the installation, configuration, and management of a virtual infrastructure, ESX Server, and Virtual Center. Covers fundamentals of virtual network design and implementation, fundamentals of storage area networks, virtual switching, virtual system management, and engineering for high availability. Prerequisite: ITN 171. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

ITN 257 Cloud Computing: Infrastructure and Services (3 cr.)

Focuses on cloud infrastructure, deployment, security models, and the key considerations in migrating to cloud computing. Covers the technologies and processes required to build traditional, virtualized, and cloud data center environments, including computation, storage, networking, desktop and application virtualization, business continuity, security, and management. Prerequisite: ITN 101 or school approval. Lecture 3 hours per week.

ITN 260 Network Security Basics (3 cr.)

Provides instruction in the basics of network security in depth. Includes security objectives, security architecture, security models and security layers; risk management, network security policy, and security training. Includes the five security keys, confidentiality integrity, availability, accountability, and auditability. Lecture 3 hours per week.

ITN 261 Network Attacks, Computer Crime, and Hacking (4 cr.)

Explores in-depth various methods for attacking and defending a network. Covers network security concepts from the viewpoint of hackers and their attack methodologies. Discusses hackers, attacks, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), malicious code, computer crime, and industrial espionage. Lecture 4 hours per week.

ITN 262 Network Communication, Security, and Authentication (4 cr.)

Explores in-depth various communication protocols with a concentration on TCP/IP. Discusses communication protocols from the point of view of the hacker in order to highlight protocol weaknesses. Includes Internet architecture, routing, addressing, topology, fragmentation, and protocol analysis. Includes the use of various utilities to explore TCP/IP. Lecture 4 hours per week.

ITN 276 Computer Forensics I (3 cr.)

Teaches computer forensic investigation techniques for collecting computer-related evidence at the physical layer from a variety of digital media (hard drives, compact flash and PDAs) and performing analysis at the file system layer. Prerequisite: ITE 221, or ITN 106 and ITN 107. Co-requisite: ITN 260. Credit will be given to ITN 275 or ITN 276 and ITN 277, but not all three courses. Lecture 3 hours per week.

ITN 298 Seminar and Project: Networking Capstone Course (4 cr.)

Covers the use of advanced concepts and utilities with current network operating systems. Includes administrator duties, such as server organization, permissions and rights, and client side issues, such as configuration, troubleshooting, and installation of applications. Prerequisites: ITN 110 and ITN 111 or school approval. Lecture 4 hours per week.


Name Program Email Phone
Anthony Burruss Cyber Security CSC ABurruss@reynolds.edu 804/523-5588
Catherine Thomas Cyber Security CSC CMThomas@reynolds.edu 804/523-5072

 

Common Job Titles1: Consultant; Design Engineer; Network Analyst; Network Consultant; Network Systems Consultant; Network Technician; Network and Security Engineer; Networking Systems and Distributed Systems Engineer; Principal Consultant; Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD); Senior Consultant; Senior Telecommunications Consultant; Solutions Architect; Telecom Network Manager (Telecommunication Network Manager); Telecommunication Engineer; Telecommunication Systems Designer; Telecommunications Analyst; Telecommunications Consultant


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2028): 881

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $72,000 - $125,500


Common Job Titles1: Data Architect; Database Administration Manager; Database Administrator (DBA); Database Analyst; Database Coordinator; Database Developer; Database Programmer; Information Systems Manager; Management Information Systems Director (MIS Director); System Administrator


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2028): 839

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $54,200 - $101,100


Common Job Titles1: Data Security Administrator; Information Security Officer; Information Security Specialist; Information Systems Security Analyst; Information Systems Security Officer; Information Technology Security Analyst (IT Security Analyst); Information Technology Specialist; Network Security Analyst; Security Analyst; Systems Analyst


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2028): 735

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $49,500 - $115,000


Bright Outlook Bright Outlook occupations are expected to have rapid growth over the next 10-years (employment increase of 10% or more in the Richmond, MSA over the period of 2018-2028) or are expected to have a high demand (projected to have 750 or more job openings in the Richmond, MSA over the period of 2018-2028).

1 This program may prepare you for one or more of the listed jobs; however, graduates may not be qualified for all of the jobs listed in this section.

Reynolds Community College makes every attempt to provide students with the best, most accuarate information possible. The data was sourced from external agencies (O*NET and JobsEQ) on August 15, 2018.