Back With Blinn
 All Blinn College campuses will be open for full operations and face-to-face courses this fall. For additional information, please see our Back With Blinn web page.

Cybersecurity Certificate Level 2

Program Description:  This certificate is designed to prepare students for various entry-level technician opportunities in the information security sector with emphasis in cybersecurity and digital forensics arena in government, private sector, and law enforcement agencies. The certificate emphasis combines both networking and systems administration fundamentals with a focus on defensive strategies to securing networks and systems.

Use this Program Map as an advising guide to choose courses with your advisor and track progress toward milestones and completion of certificate

SEMESTER-BY-SEMESTER PROGRAM PLAN FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS
Plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters  

Course Schedule    Course Descriptions
1st Year
1st Semester
Prefix Number Course Name Course Type WeeklyLec Hrs WeeklyLab Hrs ExtHrs ContHrs CredHrs
ITNW 1325 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies WECM (SCH) 3 1 0 64 3
ITSC 1316 Linux Installation and Configuration WECM (SCH) 3 1 0 64 3
ITSY 1342 Information Technology Security WECM (SCH) 3 1 0 64 3
1st Semester Totals 9 3 0 192 9
2nd Semester
Prefix Number Course Name Course Type WeeklyLec Hrs WeeklyLab Hrs ExtHrs ContHrs CredHrs
ITSY 2301 Firewalls and Network Security WECM (SCH) 3 1 0 64 3
ITNW 1354 Implementing and Supporting Servers WECM (SCH) 3 1 0 64 3
ITNW 2335 orNetwork Troubleshooting and Support WECM (SCH) 3 1 0 64 3
ITDF 1300 Introduction to Digital Forensics WECM (SCH) 3 1 0 64 3
ITSC 2325 Advanced Linux WECM (SCH) 3 1 0 64 3
2nd Semester Totals 12 4 0 256 12
2nd Year
1st Semester
Prefix Number Course Name Course Type WeeklyLec Hrs WeeklyLab Hrs ExtHrs ContHrs CredHrs
ITSY 2330 Intrusion Detection WECM (SCH) 3 1 0 64 3
ITNW 1353 Supporting Network Server Infrastructure WECM (SCH) 3 1 0 64 3
ITSY 2342 Incident Response & Handling WECM (SCH) 2 2 0 64 3
ITNW 2388 Internship - Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications WECM (SCH) 0 0 9 144 3
1st Semester Totals 8 4 9 336 12
Program Totals 29 11 9 784 33

Approved: November 4, 2020

Effective: September 1, 2021

AttentionStudents must visit with an advisor when they have completed 30 hours toward the degree plan (typically the end of the second semester).

# Capstone Statement

A capstone course is a course designed to provide opportunities for students to integrate knowledge from their core and concentration courses, to gain insight into the meanings of professionalism and professional practice, and to reflect on the norms of a discipline or profession.

Employment Information

Occupational Outlook Handbook- US Department of Labor

Texas Workforce Commission - Labor Market Information

Texas Labor Market Information