NEW! Applied Cybersecurity

    Length    750 hours
    Admissions Contact

    Yata Fields, Guidance

    727-538-7167 x2016 |

    Course Information

    Alexander Cortes, Instructor

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    Mission: The mission of this program is to provide comprehensive training in computer, network, and Information security necessary to prepare students for careers in the cybersecurity industry.


    This program prepares the student for the following credentialing exams:

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    Program Y100300 consists of a planned sequence of courses.

    Cybersecurity Associate - Course CTS0018 (600 Hours) - The first part of this course provides lecture, demonstration, and hands-on practice in IT fundamentals, including operating systems and PC components; networking fundamentals, including common networking models, communication protocols, network operating systems, networking tools and utilities. The second part provides security fundamentals, including the hacker culture, attack types, security vulnerabilities, malware, encryption, and network security. All CompTia Security+ and EC-Council Certified Network Defender certification exam objectives will be covered in this course. 
    And then a choice of one of the following for the additional (required) 150 Hours:

    Information Security Manager - Course CTS0019 - Includes cybersecurity risk mitigation planning; establishing a risk management framework; creating a corporate security policy; addressing process risks; addressing physical security risks; cybersecurity contingency planning; cybersecurity disaster recovery planning; cybersecurity business continuity planning; and, the essential elements of forensic analysis.

    Information Security Administrator - Course CTS0089 - Includes a safety skills inventory; demonstration of acceptable project values; detecting and resolving system vulnerabilities; planning, organizing, and carrying out penetration testing plans; forensic analysis; successful team work; time management; record-keeping for progress problems and solutions; resource management; using tools, materials, and processes appropriately and safely; research and documentation; presentation skills and selection of appropriate media to describe the progress, results, and outcomes; demonstrated competency in the area of expertise related to the Applied Cybersecurity education program previously completed that project is based upon.

    Articulation Agreement:

    • St. Petersburg College Cybersecurity A.S. Degree - up to 9 credits


    Distance Education: For more information, please contact program counselor Yata Fields at  

    Minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirement:  70%

    Minimum Attendance Requirement:  70%

    Basic Skills Entrance/Exit Requirements:  Student's competency in computation (mathematics) and communication (reading/language arts) is pre-assessed; required basic skills grade levels are: Computation - 9 and Communication - 9.

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    Program length and costs are approximate, and subject to change.

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