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Network Security Degree at University of Advancing Technology

Network Security Degree

Secure Your Future With a Cyber Security Degree

University of Advancing Technology’s Cyber Security Degree For Ethical Hackers and Network Security Curriculum has been certified through the NSA/DHS National Information Assurance Training Program in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense.

Designated as a Center of Academic Excellence by the National Centers of Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE), UAT’s Network Security bachelor of science degree prepares students to take on the ever-evolving world of information security. Network security students will receive hands-on technical training and learn best of class software and network programming and essential network security analysis.

This bachelor degree is designed around the industry skills and advanced tools information security professionals use at the highest levels of government and business protection. Sponsored by the U.S. National Security Agency and Homeland Security Department, University of Advancing Technology’s ethical hacking degree is highly regarded by industry and government entities.

Network Security degree students will use critical thinking to research current and evolving cyber security trends and become experts in network security industry standards and regulations. Graduates from the cyber security program will have the essential knowledge and experience to automate their own security processes through extensive training in network security programs and scripts, and be prepared for careers in government and multinational corporations seeking certified ethical hacking professionals.

Cyber security course list:

» Computer Forensic Essentials
» Reverse Engineering
» Security Essentials
» Foundations of Network Engineering
» Social Engineering
» Network Engineering Hardware
» Incident Response
» Foundations of Systems Administration

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Network Security Course Description

A network security specialist is a professional who focuses on ensuring information confidentiality, integrity and availability. Network security utilizes proactive techniques, including defense-in-depth and layered security, to mitigate or eliminate vulnerabilities in information systems and to protect against potential exploitation. This may include network and application penetration testing, software and hardware reverse engineering as well as developing exploits for identified vulnerabilities. Security professionals possess intimate knowledge of critical business components. The Network Security degree reflects the application of theory and is aligned with industry standards and guidelines. It provides students with the opportunity to synthesize and apply the vital skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the cyber security workforce.
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1. Create a network infrastructure design communications document that includes identified hardware components, connections to outside world, identified physical layer connectivity (media) and addressing, including operational and security components in the design.

2.  Install, configure, and test security hardware and software tools with supporting documentation such as port scanners, vulnerability detection systems, intrusion detection systems, firewalls, system hardening, anti-virus tools, patch management, auditing, and assessment.

3.  Construct, implement and document a script or a program to automate a security-related process or other tasks such as installation, administration, management, mapping resources, logon scripts, patch management, updates, auditing, analysis, and assessment.

4.  Create a policy or procedure that addresses events such as: a disaster recovery plan, a business continuity plan, an incident response policy, an acceptable usage document, an information security policy, a physical security policy, assessments or troubleshooting procedures.

5.  Develop a research report or implementation plan concerning legal and ethical best practices and mandated requirements that pertain to information security.

6.  Research, document, test and evaluate several current industry information security-based threats, risks, malicious activities, covert methodology, encryption technologies, mitigation techniques or unconventional tactics to prevent loss of sensitive information and data confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

Network Security Degree Program Information

  • Program Credits: 120
  • Major Credits: 36
  • Semesters to completion: 8

Requirements to graduate include a 2.0 CGPA, completed required coursework, Portfolio, Internship, and a Student Innovation Project.

For a more detailed breakout of completion time frames and rates, please see the UAT Fast Facts page.

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Approved by the Student and Exchange Visitor Information Systems (SEVIS) for training of foreign students

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Network Security curriculum certified by the US National Security Agency's Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation program