Network Operations & Systems Security Professional Certificate

This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level careers involving the protection of computers, networks, and information systems against unauthorized access or modification of information, and the denial of service to authorized users. Includes those security measures, both physical and virtual, necessary to detect, document, and counter such threats.

Curriculum content includes basic computer and networking skills, physical and virtual security processes and procedures, and introduction to security management, planning, and recovery.

The program includes preparing students for the CompTIA A+, Security+, Linux+, and Microsoft MCSA & MTA certification examinations. Employers include business and industrial firms, financial institutions, government agencies, consulting firms, software developers, health providers, and Internet service providers.

Courses in this certificate transfer towards the Network Operations & Security (NOSS ) AAT or AAS-T

 

Program Length

This program is approximately four quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Admission Dates

Summer, fall, winter, and spring quarters.

Completion Requirements

Prerequisite(s)

Before completion of the first quarter, a student must provide documentation of a background check with Washington State Patrol.

Program Course List

NOS 100IT Fundamentals I

4

NOS 105CLIT Fundamentals II

4

NOS 110Cyber Security Fundamentals

4

NOS 115Introduction to Networking

4

NOS 120Desktop Support I

4

NOS 125Desktop Support II

4

NOS 130Server OS Installation and Configuration

4

NOS 135Scripting for Network Admins

4

NOS 140Linux I

4

NOS 145Administering Windows Server OS

4

NOS 150Virtualization and Cloud Technologies

4

NOS 155Linux II

4

NOS 160Server Security

4

 

ENGL& 101English Composition I

5

Or

CMST& 220Public Speaking

5

 

Any 100-Level Math Class

5

 

PSYC& 100DIVGeneral Psychology

5

Or

SOC& 101DIVIntroduction to Sociology

5

Or

PSY 112DIVPsychology of the Workplace

5

 

COLL 102College Success for All

3

Total Credit Hours:70