What Can You Do With a Computer Security Certificate?

Take the CompTIA Security+ exam. The CMC program covers all the exam objectives and offers practice exam questions, tips, scenarios, and in-depth explanations. After you pass the CompTIA Security+ exam, you’re ready to start your career as a:

  • Computer security specialist
  • Network security analyst
  • Information systems analyst
  • Information systems security officer (ISSO)
  • Information technology security analyst
  • Penetration tester
  • Security engineer
  • Cybersecurity expert
  • Cybersecurity consultant

Consulting, Analyzing and More

As a computer security specialist, you’re going to be doing a lot. On top of keeping your skills up to date, you will also analyze threats, consult on security practices, and identify what might go wrong. At CMC, the faculty’s goals are to give you the skills you need to succeed wherever you decide to go. You learn through real-world scenarios, learning how to handle each one.

Find Your Specialty

Computer security is a growing and needed field. Every day brings new technology and software into the world, and with it, a new security concern. As these new technologies take hold, we need new security specializations. For example, penetration testing focuses on attacking systems to expose flaws, and security engineers use those flaws to build stronger systems. Join the community of computer security experts.

Your Computer Security Cert. Program Map

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Contact your advisor if you have any questions.

Computer Security Cert.: What to Expect

  • Completion Requirements
    • 12 total units
    • A grade of C or higher in all required courses
    • Minimum grade point average of 2.0
  • Required Courses

    Computer Business Applications for Windows (CIS 070A) | 3.00

    Computer Security Specialist /Security Training (CS 004) | 3.00

    Introduction to Computer Science (CS 073) | 3.00

    Visual Basic Programming (CS 086) | 3.00

  • What You Learn
    1. Prepare to pass the CompTIA Security+ exam.
    2. Learn network security, compliance operations, data and host security, access control, and cryptography.
    3. Understand the fundamentals of software applications and hardware systems.

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