Cybersecurity and Networking

Career Studies Certificates
Cybersecurity and Networking Career Studies Certificate
One semester

The Cybersecurity and Networking Foundations Career Studies Certificate program prepares students to recognize, prevent and defend against threats to information and information systems with additional instruction in operating systems, computer hardware, networking concepts, cybersecurity, and programming.  The certificate includes courses that prepare students to take industry certifications such as CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+.

Occupational Objectives

Computer support specialists and network administrators help computer users and organizations. Some of these workers support computer networks by testing and evaluating network systems and ensuring that the day-to-day operations work. Others provide customer service by helping people with their computer problems.

  • Customer Support Specialist
  • Desktop Support Specialist
  • Help Desk Specialist
  • Help Desk Technician
  • IT Support Specialist
  • IT Systems Administrator
  • Support Specialist
  • Technical Specialist
  • Technical Support Specialist

Information Security Specialist

The increased incidence of security breaches and the associated danger of identity theft has enhanced the importance of protecting data on commercial and governmental sites. Information security analysts help defend an organization’s computer network and computer systems.

  • Information Security Analyst
  • Security Specialist

Admission to the Career Studies Certificate program is based upon the general requirements for admission to the college.

First Semester

Course # Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Credits Transfer
ITN 101 3 0 3
ITN 106 3 0 3
ITN 107 3 3
ITN 260 3 0 3
ITP 100 3 0 3
SDV 100 1 0 1
Virginias Public Colleges & Universities
Radford University
UNIV 100 elective
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 16 0 16