Cybersecurity Proficiency Certificate I

This program will teach you how to develop the technical, analytical and problem-solving skills needed to protect both government and organizations’ information technology assets. The coursework for the Cybersecurity Proficiency Certificates I & II will also prepare students for specific industry certification exams, including CompTIA Security+, GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC), Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Security Certified Network Professional (SCNP), and Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC). Some organizations accept these industry certifications as a stand-alone qualification for employment, especially for entry level jobs.

Upon receiving your proficiency certificates, your courses may be applied to the Cybersecurity Associate in Applied Science degree program at the College, as well as transfer to a four-year college.

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Database Administrator – est. salary $107,562
Network and Computer Systems Administrator – est. salary $97,557
Security Management Specialist –
est. salary $87,360


**EMSI Data, 2022; The greater Philadelphia region; a percentage of people in these jobs may have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Cybersecurity I Proficiency Certificate degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.
Course Number & Name Prerequisites Credits
CIS 150 - Network Technology   4 credits
CIS 155 - Principles of Operating Systems   3 credits
CIS 152 - Introduction to Cybersecurity CIS 150, which may be taken concurrently 3 credits
CIS 252 - Windows Server Configuration CIS 150 4 credits
CIS 259 - Computing and Network Security CIS 150 with a grade of "C" or better 4 credits

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College's general education requirements is also available.

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