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CIS Professional Certificate in Network Security
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Certificate M0688

The CIS Professional in Network Security program is designed to prepare students for a career in the computer network security industry. The certificate offers a balanced set of classes that prepare students to design, implement, manage and secure the heterogeneous corporate network. The security management courses emphasize firewall security appliances, network protocol analysis, Linux network, Snort intrusion detection, intrusion prevention, and vulnerability management. Students will acquire the skills to utilize network protocol analyzers, to troubleshoot network problems, deploy intrusion prevention systems, configure firewall security appliances and Virtual Private Network (VPN), and assess network vulnerabilities and implement countermeasures. Individual courses will help students prepare for industry certification exams such as Certify Ethical Hacker (CEH), Cisco Firewall Specialist, and Cisco IPS Specialist. Opportunities available upon completion of the certificate program include Network Security Analyst, Junior Network Security Engineer, Network Vulnerability Management, and Network Security Architect.

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    • Information Security Analysts

      Information Security Analysts

      SOC Career Code: 15-1212.00

      Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. Assess system vulnerabilities for security risks and propose and implement risk mitigation strategies. May ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure. May respond to computer security breaches and viruses.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $99.99

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $128,980.80
      Annual Job Openings
      2,586

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Computer Network Support Specialists

      Computer Network Support Specialists

      SOC Career Code: 15-1231.00

      Analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), cloud networks, servers, and other data communications networks. Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $56.28

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $69,512.51
      Annual Job Openings
      1,473

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Network and Computer Systems Administrators

      Network and Computer Systems Administrators

      SOC Career Code: 15-1244.00

      Install, configure, and maintain an organization's local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), data communications network, operating systems, and physical and virtual servers. Perform system monitoring and verify the integrity and availability of hardware, network, and server resources and systems. Review system and application logs and verify completion of scheduled jobs, including system backups. Analyze network and server resource consumption and control user access. Install and upgrade software and maintain software licenses. May assist in network modeling, analysis, planning, and coordination between network and data communications hardware and software.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $76.55

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $99,155.66
      Annual Job Openings
      2,562

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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