Online Cyber Network Defense Certificate: Curriculum

Curriculum Details


As cybercriminals get more sophisticated, organizations need professionals who can adequately protect their critical systems. Through Utica College's 18-credit online Certificate in Cyber Network Defense, you'll hone your information security skills to combat malware and prevent future attacks.

You'll explore concepts including technical security, communications security, encryption, personnel security, and operations and security. Then, you'll put your practical skills to work performing vulnerability assessments and penetration testing.

This Cyber Network and Defense Certificate will also help prepare you to take advantage of testing for these professional certifications: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Security+, and CompTIA Network+.

The curriculum course abstracts on this page are meant to provide a high-level course overview and are subject to change based on term, faculty, and/or institutional requirements. View the official course descriptions as written in the Utica College Academic Catalog and in adherence to regional compliance.

Required Courses

Credit Hours

Major Course Requirements Total Hours:

CYB 107 Computer Hardware and PeripheralsCredit Hours: 3

Learn about computer hardware, peripherals, and digital media used in cybercrime. During this hands-on examination of devices, you'll get a close look at the different builds and configurations, as well as how to troubleshoot, diagnose issues, and repair them.

CYB 205 Software Foundations for CybersecurityCredit Hours: 3

Explore the foundations of software and technology for cybersecurity and information assurance.

CYB 333 Information SecurityCredit Hours: 3

Examine the protection of proprietary information in both the corporate and government sectors. You'll explore topics including information as a resource, legal issues, policy formulation, administrative and technical remedies, and case studies.

CYB 337 Computer Network InvestigationsCredit Hours: 3

Learn the laws and procedures for conducting computer network investigation, as well as the technology, regulations and ethics of investigation.

Prerequisite: CYB 333

CYB 362 Information System Threats, Attacks, and DefensesCredit Hours: 3

Explore the methods and motives of cybersecurity incident perpetrators, study the countermeasures used to prevent and detect incidents, and examine the ethical obligations of security professionals.

CYB 438 System Vulnerability AssessmentCredit Hours: 3

Explore threats to information systems and learn to perform audits, assessments, penetration tests, and architecture reviews. Review the use of tools needed for conducting assessments and preparing reports.

Prerequisite: CYB 333

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