Cybersecurity Technical Certificate

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Fight the hackers with your cyber savvy, and protect an organization's most important resources.  With the Cybersecurity Technical Certificate from Seminole State, you will be a security professional armed with the knowledge and skills to protect the network.  Your industry certification will make you a marketable and essential asset to businesses both large and small.

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Getting Started: Spring Term 2022

Sept. 30:  Financial Aid


Jan. 3:  Application


Jan. 10:  Classes Begin

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  • Dedicated faculty: Faculty are "scholar-practitioners" with industry experience as well as academic credentials.
  • Affordable tuition: Seminole State has significantly lower costs than Florida's universities.
  • Industry involvement: Our industry-focused certificate programs offer excellent connections to Central Florida employers.
  • Hands-on experience: Practical, hands-on learning experiences prepare students to apply their knowledge to real-world situations.
  • Continuing education: Many credits earned in certificate programs can be applied toward an Associate in Science (A.S.) or bachelor's degree at Seminole State.
  • Career advancement: Graduates are prepared for immediate entry into the workforce upon certificate completion.

Additional Information

Cybersecurity
Type: Technical Certificate
Major Code: NTWKSEC-CC
CIP: 0511100118
Educational Pathway: NTWKSEC-CC

Program Description

Available Course Course Not Offered Spring 2022
This course examines the principles, mechanisms and implementation of network security and data protection. The topics presented will help students gain the fundamentals of network security and explain what happens behind the scenes and from the point of view of a computer. Topics include definition and use of password crackers, operating system exploits, what is a Hacker, IP Spoofing, Session Hijacking, Denial of Service attacks (DOS), Buffer Overloads, general concepts of password security, how to create a company-wide security policy, how to perform security audits and how to recover from such attacks. Lab fee required.
This course is an introduction to computer networks and operating systems. Computer components are identified and their functions explained. Operating system functions include command execution, disk drive operations, file maintenance, directory maintenance, batch files and system configurations. Network topics include proper logging in, logging out, network security and network questions and solutions. Operating typical business software such as word processing, spreadsheets and database management of a network will be introduced. Lab fee required.
This course examines in great depth the principles, mechanisms and implementation of network security and data protection. Students learn to understand the topics Cipher Block Mode, Key Distribution methodology, Public Key Infrastructure, Kerberos, X.509 Directory Security, IP/Web/Email Security, SLS (Secured Sockets Layer), PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) and Network Security Management from both an internal and external security reference. Basic networking concepts and security principles required. Lab fee required.
In this course students will apply the skills required to evaluate and implement standard deployments. Students will implement, maintain and deliver cloud technologies including network, storage and virtualization technologies to create cloud solutions. Students solutions and ensure security of cloud implementations through the use of cybersecurity best practices. In addition, this course prepares students to pass the CompTIA Cloud+ exam and earn the corresponding certification.
This course addresses all of the concepts, terminology and technology covered in the installation, storage and computing of Microsoft Windows Server 2016, and it provides students with the opportunity to get hands-on practice with virtual labs for a complete learning experience. Through this course students can prepare for the 70-740: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 exam.
In today's world, organizations must be prepared to defend against threats in cyberspace. Students must be familiar with the basic principles and best practices of cybersecurity to best protect their enterprises. In this course, examples from industry will be explored to give students the principles, the state of the practice and strategies for the future. Students will develop advanced skills by using ATTIVO (or similar) software to simulate real-world cyber attacks.
This course is an introduction to computer networks and operating systems. Computer components are identified and their functions explained. Operating system functions include command execution, disk drive operations, file maintenance, directory maintenance, batch files and system configurations. Network topics include proper logging in, logging out, network security and network questions and solutions. Operating typical business software such as word processing, spreadsheets and database management of a network will be introduced. Lab fee required.
In today's world, organizations must be prepared to defend against threats in cyberspace. Students must be familiar with the basic principles and best practices of cybersecurity to best protect their enterprises. In this course, examples from industry will be explored to give students the principles, the state of the practice and strategies for the future. Students will develop advanced skills by using ATTIVO (or similar) software to simulate real-world cyber attacks.
This course lays the foundation for gaining hands-on skills and significant understanding of packet telephony by presenting the technologies that are common for both Enterprise and Service Provider students. The course is designed to capture the breadth of technical issues surrounding the design of Voice-Over-Data networks and explain a methodology that brings order to approaching problems. The purpose of this class is to discuss the technical issues of designing Voice-Over-Data networks. This course will teach the student a methodology for implementing Voice-Over-Data networks. Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared for the Cisco Voice-Over IP certification exam. Lab fee required.
This course is intended for students who seek an overall understanding of cloud computing concepts, independent of specific technical roles. It provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS core services, security, architecture, pricing and support.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn cooperative education credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn cooperative education credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn cooperative education credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
This course provides students with a foundational understanding of information technology (IT) and information systems. The course examines the primary hardware and software systems that comprise a computing environment in various industries.
This course is a study of the fundamentals of systems analysis and how they are applied to the development of information systems for operations in the business environment. Major topics studied include methods of systems investigation, input/output design, system documentation, communication, implementation of new systems, control and security of systems, hardware selection and software development. Typical data processing applications are examined. Lab fee required.
This course covers the basic concepts of computer programming. Students use a structured approach using the Java programming language to design and program logic techniques such as iteration, initialization, conditional processing, accumulation and sequencing. Also considered are programming style and program efficiency. Logic techniques and data formats are illustrated using high level programming languages. This class utilizes classroom lecture and hands-on programming exercises. A working knowledge of the Windows PC including starting programs, saving files and copying files is required. Lab fee required.
This course covers the basic concepts of computer programming using the Java programming language and is structured for students who have completed a course in programming using a programming language other than Java. A working knowledge of the Windows PC, including starting programs, saving files and copying files is required. Lab fee required. The prerequisite for this course is COP 1000 taken in a programming language other than Java. Departmental approval is required.
An introduction to the Python programming language to include control data structures, functions and web implementation.
This course provides an introduction to object-oriented programming and the C++ programming language. Students will create, document, run and debug programs using computer facilities on campus. Key topics include variables, classes, objects, selection, iteration, strings, arrays, pointers and functions. Lab fee required.
This course provides an introduction to the C# programming language. Students will learn the basic features of the language, including selection, iteration, data types and scope. In addition, the course will cover the object-oriented aspects of the language including encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism. Lab fee required.
This course provides an introduction to object-oriented programming using the Java programming language. Students will design, build, test and debug computer applications that utilize classes, objects, inheritance, polymorphism and interfaces. Lab fee required.
In this course the student will learn the more advanced features of the Java programming language and object-oriented programming. Advanced Java applications will be created that utilize graphical user interfaces, data structures, databases, multithreading, Internet communications and multimedia. Lab fee required.
Web Applications introduces students to the art of web development by using industry standard tools and scripts to construct commercial-grade web pages. The course will cover the software tools available to create and develop web pages as well as hands-on experience configuring a variety of software used on a website. Lab fee required.
Web Programming I will focus on the skills required for web application development using XHTML, client-side scripting and basic server-side scripts. This course will explore the syntax, semantics and limitations of page layout, Cascading Style Sheets and basic scripting. Implementation of server-side scripting will be covered as it pertains to form processing. Examples of tools, W3 standards and cross-browser compatibility will also be examined. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to design, program and publish a commercial-grade website. Lab fee required.
This course will teach the student how to build applications based on JavaScript technologies. Topics covered include working with Node.js, JSON, REST, NoSQL databases and popular JavaScript application frameworks. Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to build a rich internet application based on front-end technologies.
Databases drive today's e-commerce websites. This course demonstrates how to leverage the power of a relational database through the use of SQL and server-side scripting. The student will explore server-side scripts in a variety of languages to provide dynamic website content. The course will demonstrate how to connect to data from standard ODBC-compliant databases and create database-driven websites. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to design, develop and publish a dynamic database-driven application suitable for use in business or e-commerce. Lab fee required.
This course introduces the student to modern web development with a client-side JavaScript framework, a service tier and a back-end database. The student constructs a sample web application and studies topics such as constructing forms, using CSS frameworks, source control and deployment.
In this course, topics of current interest are presented in group instruction. Lab fee required.
In this course, topics of current interest are presented via individual or group instruction. Generally, the student will work with a faculty member to explore a subject not covered in the standard curriculum.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn internship credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn internship credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
This course examines the principles, mechanisms and implementation of network security and data protection. The topics presented will help students gain the fundamentals of network security and explain what happens behind the scenes and from the point of view of a computer. Topics include definition and use of password crackers, operating system exploits, what is a Hacker, IP Spoofing, Session Hijacking, Denial of Service attacks (DOS), Buffer Overloads, general concepts of password security, how to create a company-wide security policy, how to perform security audits and how to recover from such attacks. Lab fee required.
This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the skills, knowledge and tools needed to effectively manage projects with special emphasis on the unique challenges of the computing and information technology industries. The course will cover all nine areas of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) established by the Project Management Institute as the industry standard for project management instruction.
In this course students will apply the skills required to evaluate and implement standard deployments. Students will implement, maintain and deliver cloud technologies including network, storage and virtualization technologies to create cloud solutions. Students solutions and ensure security of cloud implementations through the use of cybersecurity best practices. In addition, this course prepares students to pass the CompTIA Cloud+ exam and earn the corresponding certification.
This course examines in great depth the principles, mechanisms and implementation of network security and data protection. Students learn to understand the topics Cipher Block Mode, Key Distribution methodology, Public Key Infrastructure, Kerberos, X.509 Directory Security, IP/Web/Email Security, SLS (Secured Sockets Layer), PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) and Network Security Management from both an internal and external security reference. Basic networking concepts and security principles required. Lab fee required.
This class covers the industry standard Structured Query Language (SQL) and additional SQL features specific to Oracle relational databases. Students learn to create and maintain database objects and to store, retrieve and manipulate data. Classroom lecture and hands-on lab assignments reinforce the fundamental concepts. This course prepares students for the Oracle Application Developer and Database Administrator exams. Lab fee required.
Total Credits: 20

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Tuition and Fees

 Technical Certificate12 Credits18 Credits24 Credits28 Credits
Tuition and Fees$1,253$1,879$2,505$2,923
Books and Supplies$1,000$1,ooo$1,000$1,000
Total$2,253$2,879$3,505$3,923

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* Tuition costs are based on Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 terms, with an equal number of credit hours per term for in-state students. Lab fees and other fees that may be assessed at the time of registration may be viewed in the College fee schedule. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.

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