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Computer System Configuration and Support, Security

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Computer System Configuration and Support, Security program is designed to prepare students for entry-level computer maintenance, help desk, and network technician jobs with an emphasis on security. The courses focus on the development of knowledge and skills in computer and security technologies including system components, installation, system configuration, peripheral devices, and notebooks. Emphasis is placed on preventing, identifying, and mitigating threats to the security of information systems and utilizing the basic tools for information security. This program helps prepare participants for the CompTIA A+, Security+, and certification exams. Students who complete this program may seek employment in a variety of environments. Students can also pursue additional Certificates of Completion (CCLs) in a variety of specializations within the information technology field to deepen their knowledge and skills and help prepare them for multiple industry certification examinations. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Network and Systems Administration is also available.

Details

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Field of Interest
Computer and Information Technology
Type
Certificate
Computer System Configuration and Support, Security (CER)
Total Credits Required
9-19
Notes

This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

Students who pursue this Certificate of Completion (CCL) should have a basic level of computer literacy including navigating the internet and computer systems or take CIS105 as indicated in the required courses. Students with the requisite skills may have the CIS105 requirement waived by permission of the Program Director.

Courses within any of the following prefixes must be taken within five (5) years prior to completion of the program to be applied toward this award: AIM, BPC, CIS, CLD, CNT, CSC, ITS, and MST.

This program replaces: CCL/5841 Microsoft Technical Specialist

What You'll Learn
  • Assess computer hardware and software using critical thinking, industry standard tools, and best practices to demonstrate proper installation, configuration, maintenance, and service. (BPC170, BPC270, CIS105, CIS126DL, CIS126RH, CIS190, CNT140AB)
  • Assess operating systems using critical thinking, industry standard tools, and best practices to demonstrate proper installation, configuration, maintenance, and service. (BPC270, CIS105, CIS126DL, CIS126RH)
  • Integrate social and ethical responsibility in decision-making and actions. (CIS250, CIS270, CIS271DB, ITS110)
  • Manage administrative access and user security policies within systems. (CIS250, CIS270, CIS271DB, ITS110)
Career Opportunities
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:9-19
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) OR
Permission of Program Director (0)0-3
 
BPC170A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support3
BPC270A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support3
 
Select from one of the following areas of specialization.
 
Specialization 1: Credits3-6
CIS270Essentials of Network and Information Security (3)
OR
ITS110Information Security Fundamentals (3) AND
CIS126DLLinux Operating System (3) OR
CIS126RHRed Hat System Administration I (3)3-6
 
Specialization 2: Credits9-10
CNT140ABIntroduction to Networks (4) OR
CIS190Introduction to Networking (3)3-4
 
CIS250Management of Information Systems3
CIS271DBInformation Security Essentials3

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.