Cyber security relates to the methods one could use to protect computers, networks, programs and data from unauthorized access or attacks that are aimed for exploitation.

Cybersecurity Pathways: Certificates and Degree

To meet industry demands for cybersecurity professionals, IT Model Curriculum and IT Technician Pathway certificates are excellent opportunities for individuals to upgrade their technical skills, seek training for industry certifications, and examine career options in the cybersecurity field. These stackable certificates provide versatility in career skills development. With the knowledge and skills in computer and network security, ethical hacking, computer forensics, data networking, and computer hardware and support, graduates can expect to work as entry-level network security technicians and IT specialist.

 

Entry-Level IT Support, Networking, Cybersecurity Career

Information Technology Model Curriculum State Achievement Certificate program:

  1. Providing user and system support with technical problems.
  2. Troubleshoot computer hardware and software issues.
  3. Configure network appliances and maintain network infrastructure in organization environment.
  4. Perform security assessment on business information systems to provide recommendations for future improvement.

Entry-Level IT Support or IT Sales Career

Phase 1: IT Technician Pathway Certificate in IT Systems Support and Sales program:

  1. Troubleshoot computer hardware and software issues.
  2. Install and configure systems for personal and business usage.
  3. Configure home and small business networking and security settings.
  4. Provide user support and customer service with technical problems.
  5. Apply business and communication practices in technical system services, maintenance and support.

Entry-Level Systems or Network Specialist Career

Phase 2 – IT Technician Pathway Certificate in IT Systems Specialist program:

  1. Provide user and system support with technical problems.
  2. Troubleshoot computer hardware and software issues.
  3. Configure network appliances and maintain network infrastructure in organization environment.
  4. Perform system assessment for maintenance and upgrade plans for business operations.

Entry-Level Cybersecurity Specialist or Technician Career

Phase 3A – IT Technician Pathway Certificate in Cybersecurity Specialist program:

  1. Identify threats and assess risks in physical and technical areas of businesses.
  2. Apply security principles and countermeasures to protect systems against threats.
  3. Configure security appliances to mitigate risks on business systems.
  4. Evaluate, investigate and plan proactive security strategies to secure organizational assets.

IT Healthcare Technician or Specialist Career

Phase 3B: IT Technician Pathway Certificate in Cybersecurity Healthcare Specialist program:

  1. Apply healthcare privacy best practices and techniques in accordance to guidelines and regulations.
  2. Evaluate risks in healthcare systems and infrastructure.
  3. Perform system audits for compliance and security operations.
  4. Develop plan and security strategies to protect healthcare infrastructure.

Phase 4: IT Technician Pathway Certificate in Cybersecurity Analyst program

  1. Evaluate and interpret security logs of systems for security controls.
  2. Conduct threat and vulnerability assessments in order respond and manage risks.
  3. Administer complex security controls and configurations to computer hardware, software and networks.
  4. Develop and design emergency management plans and security policies based on organizational needs.

 

 

Graduates are prepared to pursue industry certification exams, including:

  • A+
  • Network+
  • Linux+ or LPIC-1
  • Microsoft MCSA
  • Security+
  • CySA+
  • EC-CEH
  • Healtcare IT Technician or HCISPP – The HealthCare Security
  • Palo Alto Networks Certified Cybersecurity Associate (PCCSA)

 

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