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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Networking Security Certificate (CPNS-CC)

Location(s): Gateway, Quinebaug Valley

CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

The Computer Networking Security Certificate is designed to take a student with little or no information technology experience and prepares them for entry-level work in network and Linux systems administration, with an additional focus on how network and systems administration relates to cybersecurity.  It covers the fundamentals of computer network theory, administration of a networked client-server computer operating system, and computer programming.

Students will be able to build virtualized and real-world computer networks. Students will have hands-on access to computer networking equipment.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of all certificate requirements, graduates should be able to:

  • Design and build local area networks (LAN).
  • Use packet tracing software to analyze network traffic.
  • Install and configure Linux operating systems.
  • Install and configure network services in Linux operating systems.
  • Design, build and test a Python program.
  • Evaluate computer forensic methods.

 This degree will begin to prepare students for common security certification exams such as:

  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CCNA