Certificate (Cert.) Applied Cybersecurity (30 credits)

Offered by: Technology & Innovation     Degree: C-ACYB

Program Requirements

This online program focuses on the foundational skills and competencies necessary for cybersecurity personnel. The program includes both theoretical and practical experiences in IT networking and secure network infrastructures designed to anticipate and project against cyber threats, fraud, data breaches and other vulnerabilities.

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Required Courses (30 credits)

  • CCCS 300 Programming Techniques 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Technology & Innovation (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Computer Science (CCE) : Fundamental programming techniques, concepts, and data structures, including modularization and maintainability. Emphasis on facilitating communication and understanding between systems analysts and programmers to support decision-making.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Course includes synchronous activities.

  • CCCS 321 Operating Systems Administration (3 credits)

    Offered by: Technology & Innovation (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Computer Science (CCE) : Operating systems such as Windows and LINUX/UNIX environments, administration of computer servers, usage of script languages in various operating systems, back up procedures and remote access, communication protocol used among different systems, managing information and system security.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Course includes synchronous activities.

  • CCCS 431 Networking Fundamentals (3 credits)

    Offered by: Technology & Innovation (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Computer Science (CCE) : Fundamental concepts and practices of network principles, technical and managerial aspects of data communications, overview of local area and wide-area networks, network topology, network protocols, Internet/intranets, client/server communication, and file sharing.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Corequisite: CCCS 300

    • Course includes synchronous activities.

  • CCCS 450 Access Control and Defence Methods (3 credits)

    Offered by: Technology & Innovation (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Computer Science (CCE) : Covers different authentication methods, identifies management, access controls implementation, attackers’ tactics and strategies, anomalous traffic detection, various types of hacking tools and prevention systems against attacks.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • CCCS 451 Communication and Network Security (3 credits)

    Offered by: Technology & Innovation (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Computer Science (CCE) : Introduction to modern wireless communication and networking technology, including different approaches to secure the wireless networks, with necessary tools to adapt to the revolutionary change in mobile communications and networking.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • CCCS 452 Security Program Architecture and Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Technology & Innovation (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Computer Science (CCE) : Information security concepts of security models, engineering processes using secure design principles, assessing and mitigating vulnerabilities in systems, designing and implementing physical security.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • CCCS 453 Security Risk Management and Governance (3 credits)

    Offered by: Technology & Innovation (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Computer Science (CCE) : Ethical, legal and regulatory issues surrounding cyber security so as to design networks and policies for security and compliance, including cyber security risks, threats, opportunities and vulnerabilities at the strategic and operational levels.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • CCCS 454 Security Incident Response and Recovery (3 credits)

    Offered by: Technology & Innovation (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Computer Science (CCE) : The incident lifecycle, incident management plans, business continuity plans, disaster recovery plans that are in place to identify, analyze and respond to attacks and threats.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • CCCS 455 Intrusion Testing and Security Assessment. (3 credits)

    Offered by: Technology & Innovation (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Computer Science (CCE) : The fundamentals and tool set needed to discover and exploit system vulnerabilities, penetrate organization infrastructure; tools and hacking techniques used in cyber-attacks, and planning intrusion tests.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • CMIS 422 Information System Security (3 credits)

    Offered by: Technology & Innovation (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Management Information Systems : Fundamental concepts relating to the design of secure information systems. Identification and assessment of security risks at the application, network, and physical levels. Use of cryptography and other techniques to provide necessary level of security.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Corequisite: CCCS 300

    • Course includes synchronous activities.

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