Security and risk management skills are among the most highly sought after skills in networking and global demand continues to grow. In fact, the United States government has identified cybersecurity as one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation. Organizations around the world are experiencing a shortage of qualified ICT candidates with the specialized knowledge and skills needed to administer devices and applications in a secure infrastructure, recognize network vulnerabilities, and mitigate security threats.
Wentworth's cybersecurity program is designed for those working in the computer and information technology field who are interested in obtaining certification in: CCNA, CWNA, CISA, SANS, and/or NAIG. Specific topics covered include: network fundamentals, routing protocols and concepts, and an introduction to computer and network security theories and concepts.
Courses are conveniently designed for busy adults, with evening courses that will quickly provide you with career-enhancing skills.
- Length: 7 weeks
- CEUs: 2.8
TCNA150 NETWORK FUNDAMENTALS
This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. It uses the OSI and TCP layered models to examine the nature and roles of protocols and services at the application, network, data link, and physical layers. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. Labs use a “model Internet” to allow students to analyze real data without affecting production networks. Packet Tracer (PT) activities help students analyze protocol and network operation and build small networks in a simulated environment. At the end of the course, students build simple LAN topologies by applying basic principles of cabling, performing basic configurations of network devices such as routers and switches, and implementing IP addressing schemes. Prerequisites: None
TCNA151 ROUTING PROTOCOLS AND CONCEPTS
This course describes the architecture, components, and operation of routers, and explains the principles of routing and routing protocols. Students analyze, configure, verify, and troubleshoot the primary routing protocols RIPv1, RIPv2, EIGRP, and OSPF. By the end of this course, students will be able to recognize and correct common routing issues and problems. Students complete a basic procedural lab, followed by basic configuration, implementation, and troubleshooting labs in each chapter. Packet Tracer activities reinforce new concepts, and allow students to model and analyze routing processes that may be difficult to visualize or understand. Prerequisite: Network Fundamentals
- Length: 15 weeks
- CEUs: 3.0
TCNA155 CYBER SECURITY I
This course introduces computer and network security concepts and techniques. We will examine the theoretical concepts of security as well as implementing system and network security. Prerequisites: Network Fundamentals, and Routing Protocols & Concepts
TCNA154 CCNA SECURITY
This course provides an introduction to the core security concepts and skills needed for the installation, troubleshooting, and monitoring of network devices to maintain the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data and devices. Prerequisite: Network Fundamentals, and Routing Protocols & Concepts