Applied Cybersecurity

    Length    750 hours
    Admissions Contact

    Yata Fields, Guidance

    727-538-7167 x2016 |

    Course Information

    John Adams, 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.


    Specific Admissions Requirements: Preferred successful completion of Computer Systems & Information Technology program, Google or Microsoft Cybersecurity certificate or prior industry certification(s), and/or experience with computer systems technology.


    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. 

    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; addressing physical security risks; cybersecurity contingency planning; cybersecurity disaster recovery planning; cybersecurity business continuity planning; and, the essential elements of forensic analysis.

    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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