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Contact: Barry AndrewsTitle: Department ChairContact: bandrews@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook CIS Professional Certificate in Network Security

Business Division
Certificate E0721

The CIS Professional Certificate in Network Security program is designed to prepare students for a career in the computer network security industry. The certificate offers a balanced set of classes that prepare students to design, implement, manage and secure the heterogeneous corporate network. The security management courses emphasize firewall security appliances, network protocol analysis, Linux network, Snort intrusion detection, intrusion prevention, and vulnerability management. Students will acquire the skills to utilize network protocol analyzers, to troubleshoot network problems, deploy intrusion prevention systems, configure firewall security appliances and Virtual Private Network (VPN), and assess network vulnerabilities and implement countermeasures. Individual courses will help students prepare for industry certification exams such as Certify Ethical Hacker (CEH), Cisco Firewall Specialist, and Cisco IPS Specialist. Opportunities available upon completion of the certificate program include Network Security Analyst, Junior Network Security Engineer, Network Vulnerability Management, and Network Security Architect.

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Industry StatisticsJob Titles & Salaries
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    • Information Security Analysts

      Information Security Analysts

      SOC Career Code: 15-1122.00

      Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. May ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure. May respond to computer security breaches and viruses.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $82.01

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $112,128.06
      Annual Job Openings
      1,355

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Network and Computer Systems Administrators

      Network and Computer Systems Administrators

      SOC Career Code: 15-1142.00

      Install, configure, and support an organization's local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Monitor network to ensure network availability to all system users and may perform necessary maintenance to support network availability. May monitor and test Web site performance to ensure Web sites operate correctly and without interruption. May assist in network modeling, analysis, planning, and coordination between network and data communications hardware and software. May supervise computer user support specialists and computer network support specialists. May administer network security measures.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $72.69

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $94,657.25
      Annual Job Openings
      3,458

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Computer Network Support Specialists

      Computer Network Support Specialists

      SOC Career Code: 15-1152.00

      Analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $58.66

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $71,164.92
      Annual Job Openings
      2,173

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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  • CIS Professional Certificate in Network Security

    Business Division
    Certificate E0721

    The CIS Professional Certificate in Network Security program is designed to prepare students for a career in the computer network security industry. The certificate offers a balanced set of classes that prepare students to design, implement, manage and secure the heterogeneous corporate network. The security management courses emphasize firewall security appliances, network protocol analysis, Linux network, Snort intrusion detection, intrusion prevention, and vulnerability management. Students will acquire the skills to utilize network protocol analyzers, to troubleshoot network problems, deploy intrusion prevention systems, configure firewall security appliances and Virtual Private Network (VPN), and assess network vulnerabilities and implement countermeasures. Individual courses will help students prepare for industry certification exams such as Certify Ethical Hacker (CEH), Cisco Firewall Specialist, and Cisco IPS Specialist. Opportunities available upon completion of the certificate program include Network Security Analyst, Junior Network Security Engineer, Network Vulnerability Management, and Network Security Architect.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    CISS 21Network Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures3
    CISS 21LNetwork Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures Laboratory0.5
    CISS 23Network Analysis, Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems3
    CISS 23LNetwork Analysis, Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems Laboratory0.5
    CISS 25Network Security and Firewalls3
    CISS 25LNetwork Security and Firewalls Laboratory0.5
    CISS 27Cyber Defense1
    Total Units11.5

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Contact: Barry AndrewsTitle: Department ChairContact: bandrews@mtsac.edu

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