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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2016-2017

Palm Beach State College

Computer Information Security ATC

Computer Information Security  (4139)

Type of Award
ATC - Advanced Technical Certificate

Program Website

Program Description
This advanced technical certificate program focuses on the critical need for security policies, implementation techniques, intrusion detection and prevention, vulnerabilities, encryption, authentication, compromised networks, and different tools to address these topics. Students will learn to recognize computer attacks, identify intrusion methods, prevent network attacks, respond to computer attacks and use security tools.

Program Learning Outcomes
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Admission Requirements

In addition to the above requirements, students must have one of the following:
    • An A.S. degree or higher in Computer Science or a related field.

  • An A.S. degree or higher in an unrelated field with substantial work experience in a computer-related field.


Completion Requirements
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.

Program Length
Total program credits: 12.

The program is offered at the Lake Worth and Boca Raton campuses.

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Required Courses Credits: 12
CNT2401 Computer Network Security Policy Development 3
CNT2407 Information Security Implementation and Standards 3
CNT2404 Network Attacks and Introduction to TCP/IP Security 3
CNT2405 Intrusion Detection Systems, Countermeasures and PKI 3
Total Program Credits: 12

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Employment Opportunities
Upon completion of this program, you may seek employment as an information security technician, information security administrator, information security manager or chief information security officer based on the certificate and your previous work experience and degrees.

Gainful Employment
Program length excludes this program from gainful employment reporting requirements.

Career Path Notes
A course or courses from other Computer Science programs at Palm Beach State may transfer into this program.

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