Cybersecurity, C.S.C.

Career Studies Certificate
Campuses: Alexandria, Manassas, Woodbridge

This program is designed as an enhanced competency module to provide expertise in security to networking specialists. This curriculum will prepare networking specialists for employment as network security specialists or Internet security specialists. This program also helps prepare students for the Security+ and the CISSP certification exams.

Course Curriculum

Below is a table that shows the courses needed to satisfy this program. Please speak with an advisor to ensure you meet your program requirements.

One Year Credits
1st Semester
Choose One
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3
ITE 119 Information Literacy
Choose One
ITN 101 Introduction to Network Concepts 3
ITN 100 Introduction to Telecommunications
ITN 260 Network Security Basics 3
ITN 266 Network Security Layers 3
Total 12
2nd Semester
ITN 261 Network Attacks, Computer Crime, and Hacking 4
ITN 262 Network Communication, Security, and Authentication 4
ITN 263 Internet/Intranet Firewalls and E-Commerce Security 4
1ITN Elective 3
Total 15
Total credits for the Career Studies Certificate = 27
One Year Credits
1st Semester
Choose One
ITE
115
3
Information Literacy
ITE
119
Choose One
ITN
101
3
ITN
100
ITN
260
3
ITN
266
3
Total 12
2nd Semester
Network Attacks, Computer Crime, and Hacking
ITN
261
4
Network Communication, Security, and Authentication
ITN
262
4
ITN
263
4
Elective
1ITN
3
Total 15
Total credits for the Career Studies Certificate = 27

IT courses used for this program may not be more than 10 years old, unless approved by academic dean.

All first-time students must take a one-credit Student Development (SDV) course prior to enrolling in their 16th credit at NOVA.

1 Approved electives may be selected from ITN 267, ITN 290 or ITN 295.

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