Cyber Security Certificates

The cyber security certificates are designed for the person who has a strong computer background and is already working in the cyber security field and wants to enhance his/her skills.

For each Certificate, 9 credits must be completed at Charter Oak and all courses must be completed with a grade of 'C' or better.

  • ITE 145: Fundamentals of Information Systems Security

    3 credits
  • CSS 146: Legal Issues in Information Security

    3 credits
  • CSS 230: Managing Risk in Information Systems

    3 credits
  • CSS 245: Security Policies and Implementation Issues

    3 credits
  • CSS 345: Auditing IT infrastructure for Compliance

    3 credits
  • CSS 435: Fundamentals of Network Security

    3 credits
  • Total

    18 credits
  • ITE 145: Fundamentals of Information Systems Security

    3 credits
  • CSS 230: Managing Risk in Information Systems

    3 credits
  • CSS 347: Security Strategies in Windows OS/Applications

    3 credits
  • CSS 348: Security Strategies in Linux OS/Applications

    3 credits
  • CSS 438: Security Strategies for Web Apps and Social Networking

    3 credits
  • Total

    15 credits
  • ITE 145: Fundamentals of Information Systems Security

    3 credits
  • CSS 146: Legal Issues in Information Security

    3 credits
  • CSS 230: Managing Risk in Information Systems

    3 credits
  • CSS 436: Systems Forensics Investigation and Response

    3 credits
  • CSS 437: Hacker Techniques Tools and Incident Handling

    3 credits
  • Total

    15 credits
  • ITE 145: Fundamentals of Information Systems Security

    3 credits
  • CSS 230: Managing Risk in Information Systems

    3 credits
  • CSS 346: Access Control, Authentication and PKI

    3 credits
  • CSS 347: Security Strategies in Windows OS/Applications

    3 credits
  • CSS 435: Fundamentals of Network Security

    3 credits
  • CSS 437: Hacker Techniques Tools and Incident Handling

    3 credits
  • Total

    18 credits

Students who graduate with one of the Certificates listed above will be able to:

  1. explain the landscape, key terms, and concepts related to the many layers of information systems security;
  2. explore and explain the fields in digital forensics and cyber policy analysis;
  3. create policies and standard operating procedures for organizations that are ethically, morally, and legally sound while recognizing ethical dilemmas and social responsibilities;
  4. identify and critically assess issues and concepts related to the protection of information and information systems; and
  5. use risk management principles to assess threats, vulnerabilities, countermeasures and impact contributions at risk in information systems.

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