Cyber Security Specialist

15-credit Technical Certificate

Vigilant security awareness and defense is paramount to the integrity of every network infrastructure. Get introduced to computer network threats and the appropriate incident response to include defenses, countermeasures and computer forensics. Gain valuable information to help secure a business network infrastructure, and protect the network and network-accessible resources from unauthorized access. Learn areas of paramount importance to networks today, including ethical hacking and penetration testing concepts, network vulnerability identification and mitigation, wireless security, incident response, disaster recovery and business continuity planning.

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 150-178 Cisco1-Intro to Networks3 *
Total Semester Credits
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 150-169 Business Continuity Planning3  
 150-188 Linux Essentials3  
Total Semester Credits
Third Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 150-161 Ethical Hacking3  
 150-168 Wireless Networking & Security3  
Total Semester Credits
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

There are no credit transfer agreements for this program at this time. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.