Applied Cybersecurity

    Length    750 hours
    Admissions Contact

    Yata Fields, Guidance

    727-538-7167 x2016 |

    Course Information

    John Adams, Instructor

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    Mission: This program provides comprehensive training in cloud computing, network, and information security to prepare students for careers in the cybersecurity industry.


    Specific Admissions Requirements: Preferred successful completion of Computer Systems & Information Technology program, CompTIA A+ certificate or any related industry certification(s), or experience / strong familiarity with computer systems & technology. 


    This program prepares the student for the following credentialing exams:


    Program Y100300 consists of a planned sequence of courses.

    Cybersecurity Associate - Course CTS0018 (600 Hours) - 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, cloud computing, risk management, and policy creation. Additionally, this course provides security fundamentals, including hacker culture, attack types, security vulnerabilities, malware, encryption, and defense strategies. Both CompTIA Security+ and pertinent Microsoft certification exam objectives will be covered in this course.

    Information Security Manager - Course CTS0019 (150 hours) - Includes cybersecurity risk mitigation planning; establishing a risk management framework; creating a corporate security policy; addressing process risks, contingency planning, and the essential elements of disaster recovery.

    Upon completion of Applied Cybersecurity, students will be prepared for employment as Security Administrators, Cloud Engineers, Computer Defense Technicians, and Policy & Risk Management Specialists.

    • Real world skills-based program taught by industry experienced faculty

    • Carry out procedures for installing, upgrading, securing, and optimizing operating systems, network equipment, and system software

    • Identify the causes of network intrusion and system vulnerabilities

    • Organizational preparedness capabilities in response to cyber-attacks

    • Defend an enterprise network against cyber threats and attacks

    • Earn industry certifications such as CompTIA Security+ & Microsoft

    • Cybersecurity Specialists earn an average of $48.41 per hour

    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 Exit Requirement for Program CompletionStudent's competency in computation (mathematics) and communication (reading/language arts) is 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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