Network and Cybersecurity Specialist

Network and Cybersecurity Specialist

Network and Cybersecurity Specialist

Program Overview
The Network and Cybersecurity Specialist program prepares students for employment in the network and cybersecurity specialty areas of the Information Technology field. The network and cybersecurity industry is growing at a faster than average rate. This program prepares students to become:
  •  Technical Support Specialist
  • IT Administrator
  • Network Field Technician
  • IS Consultant
  • Network Field Engineer
  • Security Specialist/Consultant
  •  Information Security Analyst
  • Security Administrator
  • and more! 
Students in this program will:

  • Identify PC hardware components
  • Work with operating systems
  • Install and configure software
  • Install, configure, optimize, troubleshoot, repair, upgrade and perform preventative maintenance on PCs, digital devices, and operating systems
  • Identify network communication methods, network media, and network components
  • Analyze and implement network security/troubleshoot network issues
  • Identify fundamental components of information technology security
  • Analyze risks and threats to networks and devices
  • Implement security protocols on networks and devices
  • Assess information risks in computing and network environments
  • Analyze cybersecurity attacks through data collection from security and event logs
  • Manage cybersecurity risk in an enterprise environment
  • Use research and analysis to secure the enterprise environment. 
  • Implement cryptographic and security controls for all devices in a network environment
  • Conduct incident and emergency responses 

Check out the full curriculum here.
Network and Cybersecurity Specialist students are required to follow the code of conduct that can be found here.
Students have the opportunity to earn the following industry-recognized credentials
Click here to watch a video from CompTIA explaining these certifications and how they fit together.
This course is located at the Adult Workforce Development Center.

Monday - Thursday
600 Hours (7 1/2 months)
Start Date
Program Costs
Tuition/Fees: $9,212
Cost Per Clock Hour - $15.35
Books: $788

Technology Requirements    
All necessary technology is provided to students in each classroom and lab during normal class hours. Students who wish to access school email or Canvas (our learning management system) outside of normal class hours will need access to the internet and a personal device.
Please see the book ISBN and price information guide for more details.  
Admission's Requirements
  • Age 18 or older
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Background check 
WorkKeys® Assessment
The WorkKeys® Assessment is administered as part of the registration process. Students will complete the following sections: 
Applied Math - critical thinking, mathematical reasoning, and problem solving techniques.
Graphic Literacy- skills needed to locate and use information from charts, diagrams, etc.
Workplace Documents - ability to understand written text to complete a task.
 Each assessment is scored individually on a possible range of <3 - 7. 


Required Scores 

Applied Math

Graphic Literacy 

Workplace Documents

Students are scheduled an appointment to complete the WorkKeys® Assessment upon submission of the Adult Learner Registration Form and $75 non-refundable registration fee. Learn more about how the ACT® WorkKeys® Assessment can work for you.  

Contact Us

Student Services
(614) 836-4541 ext. 1537 
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