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Career Area: Information Technology
Associate Degree
Program Number: 10-150-3
Approximately 2 Years to Complete
Credit Program
Average Annual Tuition: $4230

Network Security Specialist (IT) Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

Network Security Specialist
Security Analyst
Information Security Specialist
Malware Defense Specialist

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Network Security Specialist (IT) Programs

The Network Security Specialist program is a two-year program that provides comprehensive instruction in those aspects of computing systems and networks that have an important impact on data confidentiality and assurance. Emphasis is placed on vigilant security awareness throughout the curriculum. The program introduces the student to computer network threats and the appropriate incident response, to include defenses, countermeasures, and computer forensics. Students are exposed to scenarios reflecting the legal and ethical issues associated with information security. Extensive hands-on labs build practical experience in configuring a variety of network operating systems, firewalls, virtual private networks (VPN), packet filters, and host intrusion detection systems (HIDS) to maximize information security in the network.

Network Security Specialist (IT) Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
Madison College Network Security Specialist (IT) at Madison College