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Cybersecurity Fundamentals Overview

Prepares IT professionals and IT students for a career in IT infrastructure covering troubleshooting, configuring, and managing networks, hardware, and software. This certificate also introduces students to the information needed for securing organizational data and network infrastructure against digital threats. This certificate will start students on the path of earning the industry-recognized CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ credentials.

Cybersecurity Fundamentals Highlights

Students will

  • Perform installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting processes for most devices.
  • Summarize physical security and common attacks while securing the wired and wireless network.
  • Perform installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of common network devices.
  • Perform threat analysis and respond with appropriate mitigation techniques.

Industry Certifications/Credentials Embedded in the Program

  1. CompTIA A+ (CPT 1605)
  2. CompTIA Network+ (CPT 2020)
  3. CompTIA Security+ (CPT 1950)

Industry Growth

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that Information Security Analysts will grow by a rate of 31% through 2029, which is much faster than average for all occupations.

Career Opportunities include:

  • Security Engineer
  • Security Architect
  • Security Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Systems Administrator
  • Security Consultant/Specialist