Cyber Defense Certificate

Division: Business and Computer Information Systems

Financial Aid Eligible

The Cyber Defense Certificate provides concepts and hands-on skills to identify Cybersecurity threats and implement procedures to protect Cyber assets. It will also enhance students’ chances to pursue a professional career in Cybersecurity by giving them various options to prepare for industry-recognized certificates such as CompTIA ITF+, Network+, Security+, CySA+, Project+, Cisco CCNA and CyberOps, and AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner and Certified Solutions Architect – Associate. To earn a certificate, complete the required courses as listed with a grade of C or better. At least 50% of all course work must be completed at Cypress College. This certificate requires a total of 26-28 units.

Complete the required and elective core courses and one area of emphasis (26 to 28 units)
Required core courses (8 units):
CIS 190 CIT and Cybersecurity Funds4
CIS 230 CCisco Networking 14
Elective core courses (9 units)
CIS 195 CNetwork Security3
CIS 196 CEthical Hacking3
CIS 247 CPython Programming3
Complete Requirements from ONE Area of Emphasis (9-11 Units)9-11
EMPHASIS 1: Cisco Networking Emphasis (9 units):
Cisco Networking 2
and Cisco Networking 3
Select one emphasis area’s secondary courses (3 units)
Cisco CyberOps3
CCNA Bootcamp
Cisco Security
EMPHASIS 2: System Administration and Technical Support Emphasis (9 units):
IT Support Services
and Administering Windows Server
Select one emphasis area’s secondary courses (3 units)
Admintg Wdws Active Dir Svs3
Linux Server Administration
Linux Operating System
EMPHASIS 3: Development, Security, and Operations (DevSecOps) Engineering emphasis (11 units)
Appl. Security & Pntratn Test.
and Cloud Implementation and Secur
Select one emphasis area’s secondary courses (3 units)
Java Programming3
Advanced Cloud Implementation
IT Project Management
Adv Python Programming
EMPHASIS 4: Virtualization and Cloud Computing Emphasis (9 units):
Microsoft Virtualization and Cloud Deployment
and Advanced Cloud Implementation
Select one emphasis area’s secondary courses (3 units)
VMware Cloud and Virtual Netw3
IT Project Management
Total Units26-28 

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

OUTCOME 1: Acquire the skills, including identifying and analyzing security threats and vulnerabilities, manage local and wide area networks, implement cloud computing and virtualization solutions, and administer Windows and Linux operating systems, necessary for workforce preparation and to pursue a professional career in the field of Cybersecurity Analyst, Network Management, Cloud Architect, and System Administration and Support.