Information Systems Security Certificate, Credit Certificate

The Information Security certificate program is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed to analyze security vulnerabilities, create a comprehensive incident-response plan, and implement the equipment, policies and procedures that protect a network and its related resources from unauthorized intrusion, information damage, or theft. Behaving ethically, writing policies and procedures, securing operating systems, installing and administering contemporary intrusion detection systems and firewalls, implementing network defenses and countermeasures, responding to intrusions, and utilizing system-wide, multi-layered, compliance-based approaches are emphasized.

Program objectives

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  1. apply software patches to operating systems and applications;
  2. assess a system's security vulnerabilities using appropriate resources;
  3. use standard software tools to detect attempted security breaches of computer systems; and
  4. implement system security defenses.

Total Number of Credits Required for Certificate: 42*

Semester Sequence

Important Information

Short Description

The Information Security certificate program is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed to analyze security vulnerabilities, create a comprehensive incident-response plan, and implement the equipment, policies and procedures that protect a network and its related resources from unauthorized intrusion, information damage, or theft. 

Type of Credential

Credit Certificate

Program Code

569

Contacts and Additional Information

Program Coordinator:

CCBC Essex, Noell Damron
443-840-2811 or ndamron@ccbcmd.edu

Additional Information:

Courses Needed for This Program*

Note

*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College. This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.