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Advanced Cybersecurity

Certificate: Certificate in Applied Science, CAS


This certificate is designed for individuals who have experience or training in systems and network operations. It provides expertise in information assurance and cyber security. This program presents knowledge and skills to develop and implement security of systems and infrastructure in business and industry. Students are prepared for certifications in Windows, Linux, and Security topics.

• RWR 100 or ENG 155 or equivalent test scores
• MAT 101 or equivalent test scores

• Completion of AAS.NSM degree or equivalent or permission of NSM advisor.

In the Real World

Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. Assess system vulnerabilities for security risks and propose and implement risk mitigation strategies. May ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure. May respond to computer security breaches and viruses.

Career Placement

At FDTC, we believe that education deserves results - that’s why we want to watch our students succeed in the real world. Florence-Darlington Technical College works diligently to match students with relevant jobs in our community so that they can put their hard-earned education to work. We partner with successful alumni and local businesses to ensure our students get the best possible career upon graduation. Our Career Services Office offers a variety of services to help students succeed including: resume coaching, on-campus recruiting & career fairs, online job postings, professional development workshops, personality evaluations, internship placement assistance, and other online career building resources. We encourage all students to schedule a meeting with a Career Services Coach at (843) 661-8075 to explore their post-graduation opportunities. Find out about what Career Services can do for you. What does your future look like?

Learning Goals/Objectives

 Graduates will:
• Explain the concepts of confidentiality, availability, and integrity (CIA) in context of Information Assurance; Articulate the threats to CIA and be able to analyze a given architecture, discern vulnerabilities, and recommend physical, logical, or administrative controls to mitigate the threat. (Cybersecurity Fundamentals—Theory)
• Demonstrate expertise in configuring host and network level technical security controls, i.e. host firewalls, user access controls, host logging, network filtering, intrusion detection, and prevention and encryption. (Managing Security—Applied)
• Manage multiple operating systems, systems software, network services, and security, and demonstrate analytical skills in identifying and troubleshooting networking and security issues; (Managing Systems—Applied)

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