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CYBSEC - Cybersecurity, Academic Credit Certificate of Achievement

Program Title

Cybersecurity, Academic Credit Certificate of Achievement

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Program Description

This short program is intended to train students in the high-demand area of Cybersecurity. The target audience for this certificate of achievement includes professionals already working in IT that are hoping to add security skills and knowledge to their education, as well as recent Brookdale graduates seeking to build upon their Networking Information Technology, A.A.S. degree. The certificate is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of network and computer security combined with depth of study in the domains of penetration testing, digital forensics, and secure configuration.

Graduates of this program will be able to:

- Employ digital forensic methodology and labs to collect, seize, analyze and protect digital evidence
- Assess, manage and monitor command perimeter security technologies such as firewalls and VPNs
- Analyze systems and networks using common information gathering tools and techniques
- Perform incident handling by using appropriate methods


Career Studies: 12-18 Credits as Follows:

A grade of "C" or higher must be earned in all career studies courses in order to complete this program.

  • course - Introduction to Networking TCP/IP Credits: 3 (1)

  • course - Introduction to UNIX Network Admin Credits: 3 (1) *

  • course - Introduction to Security Credits: 3 *

  • course - Computer Forensics & Investigation Credits: 3 **

  • course - Perimeter Security Credits: 3 **

  • course - Hacker Techniques, Tools, and Incident Handling Credits: 3 *

Total Credits: 12-18


(1) NETW106 and NETW110 provide foundational skills for the certificate and are required prerequisites for NETW236.  Students who can demonstrate the requisite networking skills and/or certifications may be waived from these two courses.

* Offered Fall Term only
** Offered Spring Term only