Information Technology - Networking Specialist - Network Security Professional Program (Cybersecurity)

There’s no silver bullet solution with cybersecurity, a layered defense is the only viable defense. - James Scott, author of a series of books on cybersecurity

What is a Network Security Professional?

A Network Security Professional is an expert in cybersecurity, responsible for safeguarding the integrity of a computer network from such threats as viruses and worms, Spyware, hackers, Denial of Service attacks and identity theft. The tools that a Network Security Professional uses include passwords for authentication, firewalls to block access by unwanted entities, anti-virus software and intrusion prevention systems (IPS). As both dependence and threats upon computer networks continue to grow, cybersecurity experts are a company’s first line of defense against potentially reputation-damaging network security breaches.


The IT – Networking Specialist - Network Security Professional Program (Cybersecurity) at Macomb

Macomb’s IT – Networking Specialist - Network Security Professional Program focuses on cybersecurity issues and techniques, and policy as related to computer and information systems. You will learn how to establish a layered defense against cybercriminals, including how to configure firewalls and intrusion detection systems, safeguard corporate assets, analyze threat risks, use encryption techniques, conduct forensic investigations, secure evidence, evaluate  security issues and much more.

IT – Networking Specialist - Network Security Professional Courses at Macomb

In the IT – Networking Specialist - Network Security Professional Program (Cybersecurity) at Macomb, you will take a variety of courses specific to your selected major, including:

  • Business Communications
  • Certified Ethical Hacker
  • Computer and Information Processing Principles
  • Principles of Networking
  • Information Security Polices and Risk Assessment
  • Introduction to Information Systems Security
  • Introduction to Linux
  • Introduction to Web Programming
  • Network Design
  • Penetration Testing and Analysis
  • Scripting for Security Professionals
  • Wireless Networking

Career Opportunities with an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in IT – Networking Specialist – Network Security Professional

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in IT – Networking Specialist - Network Security Professional, you will be qualified for positions that include information security analyst, computer user support specialists, network and computer system administrator, computer network support specialist and network architect.

Transfer Pathways to a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology

The credits earned in Macomb’s IT – Networking Specialist - Network Security Professional Program transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan. The program was designed for transfer to Walsh College, which offers a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology and is a National Security Agency/Department of Homeland Security-designated Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s IT – Networking Specialist - Network Security Professional Program?

For more information on the IT – Networking Specialist - Network Security Professional Program at Macomb, contact the Network Security Professional Program advisor: Professor Keith Nabozny, 586.445.7304.

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