Computer Security Certificate
The certificate in Computer Security is designed for those students who have a background
in computers and/or security but want to specialize in the area of Computer Security.
All courses are available online through Charter Oak.
|IT 101 Introduction to MIS
|IT 135 Introduction to Computer Security
|IT 220 Networking and Data Communications
|IT 335 Computer Security Systems
|IT 435 Network Security Management
Student Learning Outcomes
Students who complete a certificate in Computer Security should be able to:
- explain how information technologies gather, store, process and communicate information;
- explain the history, terminology, and concepts of technology security;
- discuss the legal and ethical aspects of an increasingly interconnected digital world;
- understand and apply the concepts of communication, telecommunications, and networking;
- explain the field of information security from both the managerial and technical perspective;
- articulate the current risks and threats to an organizationâ€™s data;
- demonstrate methods of addressing and safeguarding critical electronic assets;
- apply the theoretical knowledge as well as the practical techniques utilized in computer
- demonstrate how network security relates to other area of information technology.
Grades of C or higher must be earned in each certificate course.
Certificate programs are designed for adults who are interested in learning a specific
set of skills and gaining knowledge in a certain area, but may not want to earn a
degree. Credits earned apply toward a Charter Oak associate or baccalaureate degree.
Apply online using our Certificate Application Form.
To register for courses, go to Course Search and search under the subject "Information Technology".