Security Essentials

Examples of jobs you may be qualified for after completion of a program:

  • Information Security Analysts $30-45/hr.
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators $24-37/hr.
  • Computer User Support Specialists $16-27/hr.

Salary information is based on hourly, monthly, or annual estimates from the State of California Employment Development Department.

240 hours. Complete in 18-36 weeks.
Provides students with the knowledge and skills required to manage and secure network infrastructures. Includes practical and analytical skills needed to design; operate and troubleshoot, and secure network software and hardware. Instruction includes fundamental networking theories including addressing; physical infrastructure; network architecture; security threats, and mitigation techniques.

Topics include Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), network topologies, security configuration parameters, security compliance, and cryptography.

Students who successfully complete the program can use the skills learned in a variety of industries and jobs including information security analyst, network and computer systems administrator, computer support specialist and computer operator. Also serves as a foundation for additional training in information technology.

Requires completion of two courses:
COMP 608 Basic Network Configuration
COMP 609 Network Security Basics

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