Network Security Specialist

The Network Security Specialist program will provide students with the foundation knowledge, skills and certifications that employers seek in new hires for Cyber Security positions and increasingly require from their existing service desk employees. The program, together with the technical and specialty certifications, will demonstrate a high level of industry-recognized knowledge and expertise in information system security. The program will open up employment opportunities in all categories and specialty areas of the DoD IA mandate—the Technical and Management labor categories and the System Architect and Cyber Security specialties. This Network Security Specialist Diploma program and related certifications will set HyperLearning graduates apart from diploma/degree-only graduates and will increase opportunities for employment in the IT field. The Network Administrator Diploma will set HyperLearning graduates apart from diploma/degree-only graduates and will increase their opportunities for employment in the IT field.

  1. Prerequisites:

    Students eligible for admission to HyperLearning Technologies are 18 years of age or over and have a high school diploma or GED. Prerequisites for the program include a foundation in computers and software applications including the Windows desktop, word processing, spreadsheets, database, Internet, and e-mail. Students must exhibit a strong desire to be successful in their studies and to become proficient with IT technologies. For students who are technically deficient, Microsoft MTA course(s) and specialty Microsoft Certified Office Specialist programs are recommended as prerequisites. These courses are available at HyperLearning Technologies as certificate courses.

    Objectives:

    The Network Security Specialist program will provide students with the foundation knowledge, skills and certifications that employers seek in new hires for Cyber Security positions and increasingly require from their existing service desk employees.The program, together with the technical and specialty certifications, will demonstrate a high level of industry-recognized knowledge and expertise in information system security. The program will open up employment opportunities in all categories and specialty areas of the DoD IA mandate—the Technical and Management labor categories and the System Architect and Cyber Security specialties. The Network Security program and related certifications will set HyperLearning graduates apart from diploma/degree-only graduates and will increase opportunities for employment in the IT field.

  2. Admissions:

    Students eligible for admission to HyperLearning Technologies are 18 years of age or over and have a high school diploma or GED. Prerequisites for the program include a foundation in computers and software applications including the Windows desktop, word processing, spreadsheets, database, Internet, and e-mail. Students must exhibit a strong desire to be successful in their studies and to become proficient with IT technologies. For students who are technically deficient or feel a refresher is necessary, Microsoft MTA course(s) and specialty Microsoft Certified Office Specialist programs are recommended as prerequisites. These courses are available at HyperLearning Technologies as certificate courses.

    Download the Registration Form from our web site and fax it to (757) 495-3725 or email it to HyperLearning Technologies - info@hyperlearn.com

    Please Note:
    HyperLearning, as Postsecondary Institution, is evaluated on program completion and graduate employment rates of their students and graduates. Accordingly, HyperLearning Technologies reserves the right to evaluate students and to refuse admission to applicants.

  3. Transfer Policy:

    Courses completed at other institutions may be transferred depending upon the course and program. To transfer courses, a transcript from an accredited institution with a grade of 'C' or better and/or current technical certification from a certifying body awarded by an Authorized Training Center must be submitted for evaluation.

    A transfer application fee of $25.00 per course is required. The transfer application fee will be refunded if the transfer is denied.

  4. Graduation Requirements:

    The graduating candidate must have earned or will have earned at time of graduation the minimum, required semester credit hours as identified in the program description, and be in good financial standing with the institution. The student must have a cumulative grade point average of C or above. The student must also demonstrate competency in the field. Two alternatives are available to the student to demonstrate competency. The student can either take and pass 2/3’s of the optional industry exams in the diploma program or challenge and pass a competency exam prepared by the school for the technology track.

  5. Grading System

    The student must have a cumulative grade point average of C or above to demonstrate satisfactory academic progress towards the completion of the diploma program. Grades will be based upon attendance, class participation, lab completion and quizzes and tests.

Please see our Catalog for more detailed information about our Programs.


Pricing:

Tuition: Materials: Exam Fees
(Optional)
Total Program Cost
$11,525 $2,018 $1,859 $15,402
COURSE NO. COURSE NAME CONTACT HRS
Core Certification Courses
IT 169 IT Fundamentals 26 Contact Hrs
IT 170 IT Technical Support & Operations 67 Contact Hrs
IT 173 Computer Networking 41 Contact Hrs
IT 200 Computer & Network Security 41 Contact Hrs
IT 330 Fundamentals of Unix Linux 19 Contact Hrs
IT 334 Advanced Unix & Linux 26 Contact Hrs
IT 338 Linux System Administration 41 Contact Hrs
SEC 380 Cybersecurity Analyst 41 Contact Hrs
Required Electives
IT 107/108 Microsoft Visio 2010 16 Contact Hrs
IT 100/101 MOS Excel 2010 16 Contact Hrs
HU 150 Preparing for the Workplace 20 Contact Hrs
Total Hours 354

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