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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 cybersecurity threats, including how to configure firewalls and intrusion detection systems, safeguard corporate assets, analyze threat risks, use encryption techniques, evaluate security issues and much more. There is also a Cybersecurity Student Club on campus, providing you with many opportunities to hone your cyber defense skills through extracurricular exercises and competitions.

A Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense

Macomb’s Network Security Professional program has been designated as a Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Two-Year Educational Program by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. This signifies that program graduates have been expertly trained to defend against multiple types of cyberattacks and that the College adheres to the highest standards of cybersecurity in its networking practices.

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

  1. Graduate from a National Security Agency/Department of Homeland Security-designated Center of Academic Excellence.
  2. Access to job placement through Career Services
  3. Save $18,000+ by starting here - 80% of our students leave debt free

IT - Network Security Professional (Cybersecurity) Courses at Macomb

  • Principles of Networking
  • Introduction to Information Systems Security
  • Certified Ethical Hacker
  • Information Security Policies and Risk Management
  • Programming
  • Penetration Testing and Analysis
  • Network Design
  • Computer and Information Processing Principles
  • Business Communications
  • Introduction to Linux
  • Introduction to Web Programming

Career Opportunities in IT - Network Security Professional (Cybersecurity)

Earning a Skill Specific Certificate can put you on a fast track defending companies against cybersecurity threats.

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 support specialist and network administrator.

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.

Colleges and universities offering bachelor degree programs in cybersecurity include:


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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