Computer & Network Security Certification Program

Certificate of Completion

18 credit hours

CNSS logoThis program is specifically designed to prepare and certify students as Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Professionals, NSTISSI No. 4011 and CNSSI No. 4016 Entry Level Risk Analysts or provide current Information Systems professionals with an Information Systems security certification to meet the needs of current and future employer requirements. Upon completion of this program students will receive a university certification of completion and be prepared and encouraged to take the CompTIA Security+ test during the program to receive the industry certifications.

Upon program completion students will be able to:

  • Plan, analyze, develop, implement, maintain, and enhance information systems security programs, policies, procedures, and tools to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems, networks, and data.
  • Implement higher-level security requirements; integrate security programs across disciplines; define security plans and policies; assess new system design methodologies to improve software quality; and institute measures to ensure awareness and compliance.
  • Assess new security technologies and/or threats and recommend changes; review and evaluate security incident response policies; and develop long-range plans for IT security systems.
  • Resolve integration issues related to the implementation of new systems with the existing infrastructure.

Any student who is ineligible for state, national, or industry licensure or certification is ineligible for entry into this program.

Certificate Requirements

IS 131 – Computer and Security Fundamentals – 3
IS 136 – Guide to Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery – 3
IS 153 – Introductions (Foundations) of Information Systems/Lab – 3
IS 253 – Firewalls and How They Work – 3
IS 257 – Ethical Hacking, Computer and Network Defense and Counter Measures – 3
IS 258 – Cyber Ethics, Professionalism, and Career Development – 3

*For a complete list of courses, refer to the ENMU-Ruidoso online catalog.

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Certificate Pathway

Computer & Network Security Certificate Gainful Employment Disclosure