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IT - Network Security Professional (Cybersecurity)

This program focuses on cybersecurity issues, 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.

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Macomb for IT - Network Security Professional (Cybersecurity)

  1. Take classes online or at times convenient to your life
  2. Save $18,000+ by starting here - 80% of our students leave debt free
  3. 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

IT - Network Security Professional (Cybersecurity) Courses at Macomb

  • 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 in IT - Network Security Professional (Cybersecurity)

Earning a Skill Specific Certificate can put you on a fast track defending companies against cybersecurity crimes. A certificate is a great start as your best defense against hackers, defending networks and preventing cyber security attacks.

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

The credits earned in this 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 Network Security Professional (Cybersecurity) Program?

For more information, contact the Network Security Professional program advisor: Professor Keith Nabozny, 586.445.7304.

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