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Cyber and Information Security Technology Degree 100% Online

Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science with a Major in Cyber and Information Security Technology - 100% Online

Cyber and Information Security Technology Online Degree Program Overview

You’ve heard of the Internet of Things (IoT), right? It’s making our lives much easier to manage, as we control the thermostat, turn on the lights, or record TV shows remotely from our phones. And while this is certainly convenient, each one of these internet pathways is a potential portal for hackers and cyber-criminals looking to create havoc.

You know what else you can do conveniently anywhere there’s an internet connection? Attend college. If you’ve ever thought about a career in Cyber and Information Security Technology, ECPI University Online makes it attainable, not matter how busy your schedule.

There’s never been a better time to pursue online education. Through advanced simulation and communication channels, you can enjoy the kind of hands-on education and one-on-one learning formerly reserved just for the physical classroom. And with courses offered year-round, you could complete your education much faster, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer and Information Science with a Cyber and Information Security Technology major online in as little as 2.5 years.

Our online Cyber and Information Security Technology degree program can teach you how to:

  • Create basic security policy and procedures
  • Administer, manage, and troubleshoot hardware, software, or services for single, mixed and multi-user environments
  • Learn how to actively monitor and defend networks
  • Use cyber security measures to protect data and manage personnel conduct in relation to safeguarding data.
  • Learn how to do vulnerability analysis/penetration testing of organizations

The IoT is expanding every day, and so are the threats. You can become part of the solution and make a big difference.


The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security

*The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated ECPI University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) for the Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science: Cyber and Information Security Technology major, Cybersecurity Track through academic year 2023. Designation Letter can be viewed here.

The Computer and Information Science programs are delivered online or through a campus-based hybrid model.

Learn more about the opportunities iin this field in Atlanta, GA here!

Program Description

At ECPI University, your classroom experience is reinforced with hands-on instruction, using the same kind of technology found in the workplace. Create and build networks in Windows, CISCO, and UNIX environments, and design and implement network security plans to keep hackers at bay and networks secure. Specifically, ECPI’s online Cyber and Information Security Technology degree program could teach you how to:

Maintain network hardware and software

  • Evaluate problems and monitor network to ensure its availability to system users
  • Identify customer needs and use that information to design, interpret, and assess network requirements
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures
  • Install security software
  • Monitor networks for security breaches

Further develop knowledge in the following areas:

  • Ethical and Professional Practices
  • Logic and Decision Processes; Troubleshooting; Problem Resolution
  • Risk Management and Disaster Recovery
  • Customer Service and System Self-Assessment
  • Installation and Configuration of Client and Server Operating Systems, Network Services, and Security Tools
  • Protection of Sensitive Information by Preventing, Detecting, and Responding to Cyber Security Attacks

ECPI’s bachelor of science degree in Computer & Information Science with a major in Cyber and Information Security Technology curriculum aims to prepare graduates to sit for IT certification exams related to CompTIA, Cisco Systems, and Microsoft.

Possible Career Track

*Network and cyber security management professionals are employed in a wide range of positions including:

  • Information security analyst
  • Network administration
  • Technical support and help desks
  • Network infrastructure support areas in routing, server management, and switching
  • Network security analyst
  • Network applications supervision/management
  • Information technology solutions providers
  • Network implementation
  • Information Security Engineer

*As a condition of employment in any security position, a prospective employee may be required to pass a full background investigation for the purpose of obtaining a security clearance.

 

Curriculum

Core Curriculum

28 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
BUS121 Introduction to Business3
BUS472 Applied Project Management3
BUS472L Applied Project Management Lab1
CIS126 Introduction to Programming3
CIS142 Introduction to Cloud Solutions3
CIS150 Introduction to Networking3
CIS206 Linux Administration3
CIS212 Principles of Cybersecurity3
CIS223 Introduction to Databases3
CIS123 Introduction to Scripting3

Arts and Sciences*

31 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CAP480 Arts and Sciences Capstone3
COM115 Principles of Communication3
ENG110 College Composition3
ENG120 Advanced Composition3
HUM205 Culture and Diversity: Exploring the Humanities3
MTH131 College Algebra3
MTH140 Statistics3
PSY105 Introduction to Psychology3
PSY220 Positive Psychology3
ONE LECTURE COURSE AND CORRESPONDING LAB FROM THE FOLLOWING:
PHY120 Physics3
PHY120L Physics Lab1
BIO122 Environmental Biology3
BIO122L Environmental Biology Lab1
*For allowable substitutions of arts and sciences courses, see the Arts & Sciences Department section in the ECPI University Course Catalog.

Self Integration

9 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems3
CIS108 Office Applications2
FOR110 Essentials for Success3
COR191 Career Orientation1

Cyber and Information Security Technology Major Required Courses

37 semester credit hours plus electives

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CIS101 Computer Configuration I3
CIS202 Introduction to Routing and Switching3
CIS202L Introduction to Routing and Switching Lab1
CIS204 Intermediate Routing and Switching3
CIS207L Routing and Switching LAB1
CIS225 Network Protocols and Services3
CIS245 Windows Client and Server3
CIS245L Windows Client and Server Lab1
CIS251 Advanced Windows Server3
CIS256 Windows Active Directory3
CIS256L Windows Active Directory LAB1
CIS321 Network Scripting3
CIS403 Ethical Hacking3
CIS425 Advanced Defense and Countermeasures3
ONE OF THESE TWO COURSES:
CIS495 Cyber and Network Security Capstone3
CIS490 Bachelor's Externship-CIS3

Elective Courses

15 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CIS123LIntroduction to Scripting Lab1
CIS230Advanced Cybersecurity3
CIS230LAdvanced Cybersecurity LAB1
CIS253Network Virtualization Fundamentals3
CIS253LNetwork Virtualization Fundamentals Lab1
CIS282Web Interface Design3
CIS305Advanced Linux Administration3
CIS305LAdvanced Linux Administration LAB1
CIS343AWS Academy Cloud Architecting3
CIS425Advanced Defense and Countermeasures3
CIS425LAdvanced Defense and Countermeasures Lab1
CIS490Bachelor’s Externship-CIS3
CIS491Externship-CIS Sr. I-a1
CIS492Externship-CIS Sr. I-b1
CIS493Externship-CIS Sr. I-c1
CIS494Externship-CIS Sr. II2
EET282Wireless Security3
Outcomes

Students in the Online B.S. in Computer & Information Science program develop planning, design, implementation, and support skills in operating systems, networking, software programs, and security. Students develop additional focused skills based on which major the student pursues. Students also learn principles of excellent customer service in order to assist clients with technical issues.

Upon successful completion of the Online Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science, graduates are expected to be able to:

Computer and Information Science Outcomes:

  • Use processes, tools, and technologies to support an organization
  • Lead and work as a member of a technical team
  • Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments
  • Identify and use appropriate technical literature
  • Engage in continuous professional development through user groups, associations, conferences, readings, research, and other channels.
  • Develop and use ethical best practices in the maintenance and security of information and systems
  • Use cloud computing tools

Cyber and Information Security Technology Major Outcomes:

  • Plan, design, configure and administer a network and security infrastructure
  • Maintain, monitor, and troubleshoot a network and security infrastructure
  • Assess and implement technical and non-technical security controls to protect an organization from threats and vulnerabilities
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