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CIT – Cyber Security Analyst Certificate

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About the Program

A mixture of core software applications, networking classes, and security training including extensive hands-on experience in the classroom environment. Training also includes project management, ethics, and communications; the program can be completed on a part-time basis.

Design, build, and maintain secure computer systems and networks based on industry-recognized standards and practices; learn to use, configure, and maintain routers, switches, servers, and other interconnectivity components to provide secure electronic communications.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic law enforcement skills, criminal justice techniques, and problem-solving methodologies.
  • Describe and apply current laws (federal, state, and municipal) to various situations involving crimes and/or civil offenses.
  • Apply learned information, concepts, and theories to successfully investigate crime and security risks. .
  • Develop the skills necessary to successfully conduct interviews and interrogations.
  • Use appropriate technology to conduct investigations and to communicate with other agencies having a common interest in law enforcement.
  • Demonstrate the effective use of public speaking skills in areas related to criminal justice (oral presentations, suspect interrogations, victim interviews, courtroom testimony, and public relations).
  • Use learned forensic skills to process crime scene evidence.
  • Identify common IT professions and apply basic IT tools to solve problems.
  • Build software applications using current scripting and development languages.
  • Recognize and mitigate various types of risks, threats, and vulnerabilities in various environments.
  • Install, configure and use various operating systems.
  • Troubleshoot hardware, operating systems, and network communications problems.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of legal and ethical standards related to the IT profession.
  • Create a security framework based on the tenets of cyber security and current regulations related to business and industry.
  • Design, install and manage secure, scalable small to medium size networks.
  • Install and configure various operating systems and harden these systems against cyber-attacks.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of business impact analyses statements, business continuity plans, and disaster recovery plans for small to medium size organizations.
  • Describe TCP/IP protocols used to transfer data across networks in terms of their purpose, what types of packets are sent and how they are used, and possible security issues.
  • Use security tools, logs and packet captures to analyze security incidents and perform forensic analysis on devices.
  • Perform applicable mathematical calculations throughout the business environment.
  • Communicate professionally both in writing and verbally with co-workers, managers, stakeholders, and customers.
  • Integrate technology skills in making business decisions and performing business functions.
  • Use problem-solving and decision-making skills in preparing and implementing business solutions.
  • Demonstrate good work habits, interpersonal and virtual teamwork skills, and a high level of professionalism.
  • Exhibit inclusiveness where each perspective is considered while progressing toward common goals.

Application Requirements

  • MTC Application for Admission and nonrefundable application fee.
  • Final high school transcript (or GED results) and college transcripts (if applicable).
  • Demonstrate college readiness by achieving the required minimum score on a placement test, successfully completing any required college foundation courses, or satisfying other measures including but not limited to high school coursework, previous college coursework, samples of work, etc.

Career Opportunities

  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Cyber Security Specialist
  • Incident Analyst/Responder
  • IT Auditor
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Penetration/Vulnerability Tester
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • IT Technician
  • Law Enforcement Intelligence Analyst

For More Information, Contact:

Admission Office
Marion Technical College
1467 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Marion, OH 43302
Email: enroll@mtc.edu
740.389.4636

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