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    Jan 23, 2019  
2018-19 Gaston College Catalog 
2018-19 Gaston College Catalog

Information Technology - Networking and Cyber Defense, A.A.S. (A25590NS)

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The Networking and Cyber Defense track prepares individuals for employment supporting network infrastructure environments. The curriculum provides individuals with the skills required to implement effective and comprehensive information security controls.

Course work includes design, installation, configuration, and management of network infrastructure technologies, network operating systems, information policy, and industry best practices to protect data communications.

Graduates may find employment in entry-level jobs as local area network managers, network operators, network analysts, network technicians and security administrators. Graduates may also be qualified to take certification examinations for various network and security industry certifications.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  1. Demonstrate the proper use of terminology in relation to networking and cyber defense.
  2. Identify legal, ethical, social, and security issues related to networking and cyber defense.
  3. Install, manage, and maintain workstation and server operating system software.
  4. Create plans for intrusion detection solutions and identify best practices for the defense of systems.
  5. Setup and install the hardware for a computer network.
  6. Apply systematic troubleshooting strategies to solve network/security issues in a switched network/router environment.

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) recognizes the Information Technology-Networking and Cyber Defense Associate in Applied Science Degree for accreditation.



Total Program Hours: 76


Major course credit earned over five (5) years ago will not apply toward an Associate Degree in Information Technology.

Students may complete up to three (3) hours credit from WBL courses.  Please contact the Work-Based Learning office for more information.

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