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Information Security Practitioner
This Information Security Practitioner micro-credential is designed to meet the needs of aspiring cyber professionals, and others who are interested in learning about cybersecurity and have networking credentials (CompTIA Network+, or RSU’s Information Technology Help Desk Technician micro-credential). Completers are prepared to take the Cyber CompTIA Security+ which establishes core knowledge for entry cybersecurity roles and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs.
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Successful completion of IT 3333 Cybersecurity Investigations Hands-on laboratory-based application of Cybersecurity investigation utilizing common techniques and methods, hardware and software applications, in digital evidence collection, extraction and recovery in accordance with legal standards of evidence as well as ethical implications of forensics methods.
Successful completion of IT 4353 Information Assurance and Security Management. An investigation of information assurance and security with an emphasis on the identification, assessment, and management of risks and threats to information security and privacy in the digital business environment. Mitigating measures are also explored.
Successful completion of IT 4443 Fundamentals of Information and Cybersecurity. This course will introduce students to computing systems. Students will learn how to use Nessus and other software to configure a scan policy and identify targets to scan as well as gain unauthorized file system access on a Windows Server, create a destructive virus with the potential to destroy or cripple an operating system and deliver and launch a Trojan on another system.