Networking Security Technician

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CIAT offers a Certificate as Networking Security Technician. Learn more about the program below.


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Certificate as Networking Security Technician

Program Overview

Program ID: #CNST

Program Length: 20 Weeks

Program Hours: 300 Credit Hours (120 Lecture Hours, 180 Lecture Hours)

Tuition: $9,360 ($585 per unit)

The Certificate as Networking Security Technician is designed for the Computer Network Technician who wants to expand their competence into the area of computer security. It provides the foundational skills required to install, configure, troubleshoot, and maintain network systems in business environments. Major topics covered include hardware technologies, operating systems, networking, routing, local area network (LAN) security, wireless network security, and authentication, encryption and authorization techniques. This program prepares students for a career in computer security as an Information Security Technician.

Prerequisites: You must be a High school graduate or GED and be able to navigate within a Microsoft Windows environment using a mouse and keyboard.

*Program is not eligible for FAFSA funding. 

Program Objective

Upon completion of the Certificate as Networking Security Technician Program, the graduate as an Information Security Technician will be able to:

  • Discuss network infrastructure, cryptography, assessments and audits within networks and networking environments.
  • Perform installation, configuration and troubleshooting of various network security systems.
  • Conduct security audits and take action to correct weaknesses discovered.
  • Advise coworkers on Social Engineering threats and defenses.

Successful graduates will be prepared for certifications in Network+ and Cisco Certified CCNA.

Required Classes

300 credit hours required



Credit Hours

CCIS-102A Networking Fundamentals, Part 1 75
CCIS-102B Networking Fundamentals, Part 2 75
CCIS-170A Cisco Configuration, ICND1 75
CCIS-170B Cisco Configuration, ICND2 75

Economic Outlook and Growth of the Industry


According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 28 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for information security analysts is expected to be very high, as these analysts will be needed to create innovative solutions to prevent hackers from stealing critical information or causing problems for computer networks.


The median annual wage for information security analysts was $95,510 in April 2017.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics – Information Security Analyst

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