Cyber and Network Security

Cyber and Network Security
Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science
Overview

What is Cyber and Network Security | ECPI University

Cyber and Network Security Overview

Living in the age of data means embracing the interconnectedness that allows us to communicate and collaborate in an infinite number of ways. And while data can mean a wealth of information and insight at our fingertips, it can also be detrimental in the wrong hands. With progressively more information traveling over the wires, the need for protection is greater now than ever before.

Do you want to stop cyber-crime before it starts? If preventing, detecting, and battling digital crime is important to you, a career in cyber and network security may be the perfect fit and a cyber security degree could be a great way to start! As a cyber and network security specialist, you could be on the front lines of cyber warfare, protecting vital computer systems against inside and outside threats alike, including hackers, spyware, and viruses.

You could earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer and Information Science with a concentration in Cyber and Network Security in just 2.5 years through ECPI University’s year-round degree program.

Our cyber and network security degree program could teach you how to:

  • Administer, manage, and troubleshoot hardware, software, or services for single, mixed and multi-user environments.
  • Use cyber security measures to protect data and manage personnel conduct in relation to safeguarding data.

The demand for trained cyber security professionals is on the rise, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting employment of information security analysts to grow by 18 percent by 2024, that is 63.6% more than the average for all occupations (11%).*

Join a high-demand industry where you could make a difference in the lives of so many—contact ECPI University today and learn more about earning your bachelor’s in cyber and network security.

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* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Information Security Analysts

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 cyber and network security 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 University’s cyber and network security 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

*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

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum

24 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
BUS102 Fundamentals of Customer Service 3
BUS121 Introduction to Business 3
BUS472 Applied Project Management 3
CIS121 Software Logic and Design 3
CIS150 Networking I 3
CIS223 Database I 3
CIS282 Web Interface Design 3
CIS495 Senior Capstone 3

Arts and Sciences

31 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
CAP480 Arts and Sciences Capstone 3
COM115 Principles of Communication 3
ENG110 College Composition 3
ENG120 Advanced Composition 3
HUM205 Culture and Diversity 3
MTH131 College Algebra 3
MTH140 Statistics 3
PHY120 Physics 3
PHY120L Physics LAB 1
PSY105 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY220 Positive Psychology 3

Self-Integration and Computer Literacy

9 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
CIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems 3
COR090 Career Orientation Seminar 0
FOR110 Essentials for Success 3
CIS115 Computer Applications 3

Concentration Requirements

Database Programming

24 semester credit hours plus electives

Course ID Course Name Credits
CIS126 Programming I 3
CIS203 Code Design and Debugging 3
CIS206 UNIX Administration 3
CIS214 Object-Oriented Programming Using C# 3
CIS215 Object-Oriented Programming with C++ 3
CIS218 Object-Oriented Programming Using JAVA 3
CIS250 Database Scripting 3
CIS266 Intermediate Database 3
  Various Electives  

Healthcare IT (Currently available for NCPACE students only. No longer offered after September 2015.)

24 semester credit hours plus electives

Course ID Course Name Credits
CIS202 Introduction to Routing and Switching 3
CIS212 Principles of Cybersecurity 3
CIS225 Networking II 3
CIS245 Windows Client and Server 3
CIS286 Information Technology in Healthcare 3
CIS403 Ethical Hacking 3
HCA101 Medical Terminoloy 3
HCA112 Medical Office Procedures 3
  Various Electives  

Cyber and Network Security

24 semester credit hours plus electives

Course ID Course Name Credits
CIS225 Networking II 3
CIS202 Introduction to Routing and Switching 3
CIS204 Intermediate Routing and Switching 3
CIS206 UNIX Administration 3
CIS212 Principles of Cyber Security 3
CIS245 Windows Client and Server 3
CIS403 Ethical Hacking 3
CIS410 Security Systems Administration 3
  Various Electives  

Software Development

24 semester credit hours plus electives

Course ID Course Name Credits
CIS127 Object-Oriented Programming I 3
CIS227 Object-Oriented Programming II 3
CIS332 Mobile App Development 3
CIS360 Web Application Development 3
CIS370 Cloud Application Development 3
CIS421 Design Patterns 3
CIS422 Software Engineering 3
CIS432 Mobile App Development II 3
  Various Electives  

Web Development

24 semester credit hours plus electives

Course ID Course Name Credits
CIS107 Digital Imaging 3
CIS126 Programming I 3
CIS136 Storyboarding for Animation 3
CIS213 Web Client Scripting 3
CIS214 Object-Oriented Programming Using C# 3
CIS250 Database Scripting I 3
CIS303 2D Design 3
CIS311 Web Site Management 3
  Various Electives  
 

Electives

Electives

Course ID Course Name Credits
BUS472L Applied Project Management LAB 1
CIS107 Digital Imaging 3
CIS142 Cloud Computing Concepts 3
CIS202L Introduction to Routing and Switching LAB 1
CIS204 Intermediate Routing and Switching 3
CIS207 Network Routing and Switching LAB 1
CIS212 Network Security Concepts 3
CIS213 Web Client Scripting 3
CIS215 Object-Oriented Programming with C++ 3
CIS215L Object-Oriented Programming with C++ LAB 1
CIS218 Object-Oriented Programming Using JAVA 3
CIS219 Object-Oriented Programming Using VB.NET 3
CIS220L Storage Area networks and Disaster Recovery Lab 1
CIS224 Server-Side Scripting 3
CIS241 IP Telephony 3
CIS245L Windows Client and Server LAB 1
CIS250 Database Scripting I 3
CIS251 Advanced Windows Server 3
CIS253L Network Virtualization Fundamentals Lab 1
CIS256 Windows Active Directory 3
CIS256L Windows Active Directory LAB 1
CIS266L Intermediate Database LAB 1
CIS280 CIS Project II 3
CIS290 Externship-CIS III 3
CIS291 Externship-CIS I-a 1
CIS292 Externship-CIS I-b 1
CIS293 Externship-CIS I-c 1
CIS294 Externship-CIS II 2
CIS303L 2D Design LAB 1
CIS305 Advanced UNIX Administration 3
CIS305L Advanced UNIX Administration LAB 1
CIS308 Web Animation 3
CIS311 Web Site Management 3
CIS311L Web Site Management LAB 1
CIS317 Advanced Object-Oriented Programming Using C# 3
CIS319 Advanced Object-Oriented Programming Using Java 3
CIS319L Advanced Object-Oriented Programming using Java LAB 1
CIS321 Network Scripting 3
CIS324 Server-Side Framework 3
CIS324L Server-Side Framework LAB 1
CIS328 Email Services 3
CIS340 Oracle Architecture and Operation 3
CIS340L Oracle Architecture and Operation LAB 1
CIS346 Oracle Programming 3
CIS346L Oracle Programming LAB 1
CIS350 Introduction to Data Structures 3
CIS353L Network Virtualization Administration Lab 1
CIS367 Database Scripting II 3
CIS367L Database Scripting II LAB 1
CIS395 Emerging Networking Technologies 3
CIS403 Network Security I 3
CIS410 Network Security II 3
CIS420 System Analysis and Design 3
CIS425 Advanced Network Defense and Countermeasures 3
CIS425L Advanced Network Defense & Countermeasures LAB 1
CIS435 SQL Server 3
CIS435L SQL Server LAB 1
CIS441 Mobile Game Development 3
CIS450 Web Interface Design II 3
CIS450L Web Interface Design II LAB 1
CIS455 Web Interface Design III 3
CIS455L Web Interface Design III LAB 1
CIS465 3D Design 3
CIS465L 3D Design LAB 1
CIS470 CIS Project III 4
CIS480 CIS Project IV 3
CIS490 Externship-CIS Sr. III 3
CIS491 Externship-CIS Sr. I-a 1
CIS492 Externship-CIS Sr. I-b 1
CIS493 Externship-CIS Sr. I-c 1
CIS494 Externship-CIS Sr. II 2
EET110 Electric Circuits I 3
EET250 Computer Configuration I 3
EET251 Computer Configuration II 3
EET282 Wireless Security 3
EET350 Overview of Electronic Security Devices 3
HCA305 Legal Aspects of Healthcare Administration 3
HCA310 Healthcare Administration Ethics 3
HCA400 Health Information Systems 3
HCA420 Healthcare Delivery Systems 3
HCA422 Managing Cries in Community Settings 3
Outcomes

Students in the bachelor’s in cyber and network security program learn how to manage projects, design and write computer programs, use and maintain databases, and install and secure computer networks. Students also learn to provide excellent customer service when assisting customers and clients with technical issues.

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science with a concentration in Cyber and Network Security, graduates are able to:

  • Utilize organizational customer service plans.
  • Analyze various aspects of business operations.
  • Evaluate the impact of information systems upon the operation of a business.
  • Utilize PC operating system concepts.
  • Effectively utilize PC productivity applications and concepts to include word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation graphics.
  • Construct a basic web page.
  • Correctly install basic network hardware and software by applying industry-standard networking knowledge.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the professional and ethical responsibilities of an information system specialist.
  • Identify ethical uses of organizational data, applications, computers, and network operating systems.
  • Apply basic logical constructs such as flow charts and process diagrams in order to understand the operation and troubleshooting of information systems.
  • Design a basic relational database management application.
  • Evaluate program-specific knowledge for an individual subject area concentration (e.g., network security or web development) appropriate for a Bachelor of Science Degree.
  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of subject area concentration via successful completion of a capstone project, including an oral and written defense.

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