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Department of Applied Computing & Electronics

The University of Montana

Network and Information Security (Cybersecurity) – Professional Certificate

Program Director: Thomas Gallagher

Program Description

Network and information security is the practice of ensuring the integrity of data and the safety of users in a LAN, WAN, and Internet computing environment. The Network and Information Security Professional Certificate is designed to prepare computer and networking professionals for a career in the emerging field of computer security by providing advanced experience in the areas of business continuity, computer system design, risk assessment and mitigation techniques, contingency planning, data integrity, security investigation, and troubleshooting. Students will apply security procedures used by IT professionals in computer forensics, information assurance, cryptography, enterprise security, access control, network security, software development security, and disaster recovery.

Prerequisite Skills

Prerequisite skills needed to succeed in this proposed NIS certificate program are met with a degree in Network Management or related field or equivalent work experience. It would be helpful for incoming students to have industry certifications such as A+, CCNA, Security+, Microsoft Servers, or Net+ to establish an appropriate baseline skill set.

Requirements

Completion of four  4-credit courses with a minimum grade of C-:

ITS 271  Securing Desktop and Mobile Devices

ITS 273  Securing Networks

ITS 275  Border/Perimeter Network Security

ITS 277  Software Assurance & File System Internals

 (Total: 16 credits)

Missoula College

Applied Computing & Electronics

Missoula College UM

909 South Avenue West

Missoula, MT 59801

(406) 243-7916

Fax: (406) 243-7899