The Information Security Technical Certificate provides students with the necessary skills to protect an organization’s resources using security tools on a variety of operating systems. The program covers methods employed by hackers to compromise computing devices and prepares students to recognize compromised systems. The importance of security policies and the effective design of such policies is emphasized. Graduates are prepared for careers as security professionals, network administrators, and IT assurance technicians.
Students develop the skills to harden operating systems including Linux, Windows Server, and Windows Professional OS; configure and administer Windows and Linux Operating Systems; protect data through the use of cryptography; effectively design and securely implement a VPN; and describe and demonstrate knowledge of wireless security, router security, and effective policy implementation.
Courses are designed to meet industry security certification exams objectives for the CompTIA Security+ exam, the Security Certified Professional’s Tactical Perimeter Defense exam, and the Security Certified Professional’s Strategic Infrastructure Security exam.
Earn a One-Year Technical Certificate or a Two-Year A.A.S. Degree
The Information Security Technical Certificate is an 18 credit-hour program that can be completed in one year. All of the required Information Security Technical Certificate courses can be applied toward the Nashville State Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Information Technology - Cyber Defense Concentration if students choose to continue their education. Students who plan to apply the certificate toward an A.A.S. degree should consult their advisors about articulation options.
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The college has a very active Career Services Office that assists students, graduates and alumni with their career and employment needs.
Cooperative work experience can be an important addition to a student’s formal classroom work. Co-op courses may substitute for technical courses with the prior approval of the Program Coordinator. The Career Services Office will provide the correct course numbers. For more information about cooperative work experience opportunities, please visit the Career Services Office Web site, phone 615-353-3248, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Richard McKinney, Associate Professor, 615-353-3466
B.A. Physics and French, Middle Tennessee State University, 1979
M.S. Engineering Technology, East Tennessee State University, 1999
2000–2012, Little Planet Learning, Inc., Corporate Educational Multimedia Training
David Welch, Associate Professor, 615-353-3410
A.A.S. Computer Information Systems, Nashville State Technical Institute, 1996
B.S. Aerospace Technology, Middle Tennessee State University, 1983
M.S. Management information Systems, Strayer University, 2007
Microsoft® Certified Professional, 1998
Bill Kitchen, Assistant Professor, 615-353-3468
A.A.S. Electrical Engineering Technology, Nashville State Technical Institute, 1982
B.S. Computer Engineering Technology, Middle Tennessee State University, 1997
M.S. Engineering Technology Industrial Studies, Middle Tennessee State University, 1998
The Computer Technology (CPT) program aims to cultivate knowledgeable computer technicians to competently staff the workforce and meet the ever-changing needs of the IT community.
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