Degree Type: Associate of Applied Science Degree, AAS
Pathway: Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math
More Options: Classroom Based, Remote Real-Time, Hyflex, Online, Hybrid
Program Length: 4 semesters
Location: Centennial, Rampart Range
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Cybersecurity-related fields are expected to grow much faster than average for all occupations
Delivers a comprehensive overview of network security, including general security concepts. Communication Security is studied, including remote access, e-mail, the Web, directory and file transfer, and wireless data. Common network attacks are introduced. Cryptography basics are incorporated, and operational/organizational security is discussed as it relates to physical security, disaster recovery, and business continuity. Computer forensics is introduced.
Introduces concepts of computer architecture, functional logic, design, and computer arithmetic. Focuses on the mechanics of information transfer and control within a computer system. Includes symbolic programming techniques, implementing high-level control structures, addressing modes and their relation to arrays, subprograms, parameters, linkage to high-level languages, and the assembly process.
Examines the tools, techniques and technologies used in the technical securing of information assets. This course provides in-depth information of the software and hardware components of Information Security and Assurance. Topics include firewall configurations, hardening Unix and NT servers, Web and distributed systems security and specific implementation of security modes and architectures. The curriculum maps to the Security Certified Network Professional (SCP) Network Defense and Countermeasures exam.
You should consider a career in Cybersecurity if you identify with some of the following:
If so, a career in Cybersecurity might be for you!
Upon completion of the Cyber Security degree program, you should be able to:
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