If you have at least one year of industry experience in network security, or have completed the Network Administrator Specialist program, you can continue your studies with our advanced Network Security Professional Diploma. In just 12 months, you will learn Advanced Network Systems, Computer Forensics for the First Responder, Enterprise Administration using Linux, Network Optimization and Monitoring, Encryption, Public Key Infrastructure Architecture & Administration, Hands-On Network Exploits, and Vulnerability & Penetration Testing. You will also complete an Industry Capstone project; connecting you with local leaders and helping you expand your professional network and skillset. As you progress through the program, you will be prepared to write the following certifications: LPI-1, LPI-2, CEH, CPT, and CISSP. (Note: These certifications require 2-4 years of industry experience before someone is qualified to write the certification tests.)
Quarter A focuses on introducing students to the Microsoft platform for network administration. Students will be challenged to set up domain-based environments aimed at small businesses while building a foundation in automated administration using Windows PowerShell. This quarter will also cover Microsoft Active Directory, aimed at expanding student knowledge to network administration for larger business enterprises. Courses vary between lectures, discussions, and hand-on practical application in a virtual environment.
Courses Include: Desktop Support Administration; Network Scripting Essentials; Active Directory and Network Infrastructure Administration; Application Infrastructure and Enterprise Administration
Quarter B focuses on introducing the students to the concepts of wireless technologies and security. Student will learn wireless technologies and implementation, leaving them with the foundations for CWNA certification. In project-based learning, students will explore LANs, WANs, and VLANs in the context of a typical commercial enterprise, constructed with Cisco IOS-based equipment. Added into the mix is an understanding of common languages, best practice, and design decisions for CompTIA Security + certification. Courses vary between lectures, discussions, and hands-on practical application in a virtual environment.
Courses Include: Networking with Cisco Technologies; Wireless Technology Networks; Computing Security Architecture
Quarter C starts with an introduction to Linux, including usage and operation. Upon this foundation, students will progress into an intermediate understanding of Linux, covering DNS, mail servers, DHCP, FTP, NFS and NIS. It is at this intermediate level that students will be challenged to use Linux scripting in their networks. In addition to Linux content, student will learn the basics of IT project management methodologies and application. Courses vary between lectures, discussions, and hands-on practical application in a virtual environment.
Courses Include: Linux Operating Systems; IT Project Management; Data Communication and Networks
Quarter D will focus on communications systems. Students will learn how to set-up and configure Microsoft Exchange, while also learning Active Directory and basic network infrastructure. Simultaneously, students will be introduced to the concepts of hardware virtualization and challenged to design, implement, and maintain a full virtualization environment using OpenStack. To complete their new skills, students will learn the foundations of the IT Information Library and its framework and methodology for IT/business integration. Courses vary between lectures, discussions, and hands-on practical application in a virtual environment.
Courses Include: Virtualization and Cloud Computing; ITIL Foundations; Enterprise Messaging and Collaboration Services