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Chandler-Gilbert Community College Associate of Applied Science in Cybersecurity
Chandler-Gilbert Community College

Associate of Applied Science in Cybersecurity

Arizona City, USA

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Full time, Part time

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Sep 2023

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The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Cybersecurity is designed to focus on the necessary skills required to secure, protect and identify vulnerabilities in a network, including various operating systems and network devices. Emphasis is placed on developing the theoretical, legal, ethical, and practical skills needed to maintain security on mission-critical networking and server systems. The program is designed to meet the training needs of government and industry employees. The program covers a variety of information security technologies and structured languages. The Cybersecurity program also focuses on the skills needed for internationally recognized IT certifications and high demands in business, industry, and government. Certificates of Completion (CCLs) are also available in the following areas: Cybersecurity Fundamentals, Cyber Operations, Linux System Administration, Microsoft, Cisco Networking CCNA Security, Cyber Engineering, and Critical Infrastructure.

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

Explain the fundamental components, concepts, and application of cybersecurity principles.

Describe cyber defence tools, methods, and components.

Apply cyber defence methods to prepare a system to repel attacks.

Analyze common security failures and identify specific design principles that have been violated.

Understand the interaction between security and system usability and the importance of minimizing the effects of security mechanisms.

Apply appropriate protocols, tools, and techniques to maximize security in the network environment.

Describe the fundamental concepts, technologies, components, vulnerabilities, and issues related to networks.

Identify and describe basic security issues of operating systems.

Identify perpetrators, their resources, and their motivations in cyberspace.

Compare and contrast offensive and defensive resources used in cybersecurity ecosystems/environment.

Delineate differences between the moral, behavioural, ethical, and legal ramifications found in the cybersecurity world.

Apply knowledge of regulatory and legal requirements to ensure compliance.

Apply risk analysis methodologies to identify potential vulnerabilities, associated impacts and recommend appropriate responses.

Communicate professionally in formal and informal situations to diverse audiences.

Collaborate with others to solve cybersecurity problems.

Successful completion of this degree may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries.

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