Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology, Concentration in Network Security
Students in this concentration study higher-level concepts of network security. Students will learn Linux administration, firewall security techniques, upper level Microsoft design and security concepts, network defense and countermeasures, computer forensics, and disaster planning and recovery techniques. This concentration builds the fundamentals needed to assist students in preparation for the following industry standard certifications: Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) in Windows2003, CompTIA Linux+TM, Check Point® Certified Security Administrator (CCSA), Security Certified Network Professional (SCNP), and the International Association of Computer Investigation Specialists (IACIS®) certification.
Associate in Science Degree in Information Technology, Concentration in Network Security
This concentration will offer students an introduction to network security. Students will learn why systems need to be secure, how to secure them on a basic level, and what to do to maintain that security. Students will learn administrative level skills to provide authorized access to users, how to secure network operating systems, cryptographic controls, and wireless technologies. This concentration builds the fundamentals needed to assist students in the preparation for the following industry standard certifications: CompTIA Network+ and Security+, Novell's CNA, and Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) in Windows Client and Server.
As with most Peirce associate degree programs, students use this knowledge as a foundation to pursue a bachelor's degree.
Degree Planning Sheet
The Degree Planning Sheet identifies required courses, including a brief description of each class.