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2015-2016 Course Catalog 
2015-2016 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Network Security Manager

The purpose of the Network Security Manager certificate is to provide students who are already employed in the area of information technology with the knowledge and skills needed to prepare for careers as security systems analysts, security business analysts, database administrators or system development managers. Students learn basic concepts and terminology in computer networks and data communications, along with project initiation, fact gathering, procedures, forms, system implementation and evaluation. They also study legal and ethical issues, security technologies, risk management, network and system security, cryptography and information security maintenance. Students learn to detect and analyze data stored or hidden on computer systems and to implement database security and auditing in order to protect data.

For more information about the Network Security Manager certificate, please visit our website at https://www.dmacc.edu/it/Pages/cis.aspx.

Locations: Urban

Students may start any semester.

Program Entry Requirements

  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend any required information/registration session.

Graduation Requirements

To earn a Network Security Manager certificate, a student must complete all required coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Option 1 - Select 1

Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate - 18

Fixed Costs

Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$143.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Books (approximate) $400 $381

Approximate total for program: $3,355*

* Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate cost.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?

• Maintain network security hardware and software.
• Monitor network to ensure network availability to all system users and perform necessary maintenance to support network availability.
• May supervise other network support and client server specialists and plan, coordinate and implement network security measures.
• Apply data security procedures.
• Write technical specifications for computer systems, software and applications.
• Conduct forensic investigations of computer systems.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?

• Demonstrate the ability to understand technical manuals and other literature to upgrade existing skills and learn new skills.
• Ability to communicate effectively with business people and technicians.
• Ability to apply knowledge of security systems in problem-solving situations.
• Ability to work without supervision.

What Else Should I Consider about this Specialist Certificate?

• May work irregular hours and be on 24-hour call for duty.
• Must be able to work with multiple departments.
• Must be willing to stay current regarding new technologies.
• Excellent job opportunities throughout the country; employment opportunities will be improving by combining this certificate with an A.S. degree, A.A.S. degree or B.S. degree.

What are the salary expectations?

The median annual wage for information security analysts with a Bachelor’s degree was $86,170 in May 2012. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.
Entry Level: Earned less than $49,960,
Salary Information Source: U.S. Bureau Of Labor Statistics http://www.bls.gov/home.htm

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