Cybersecurity : Emily Griffith Technical College

Cybersecurity

We have full-time and part-time start dates throughout the year! Give us a call at 720-423-4700 to find out when our next available start date is.

Interested in computers and technology? Want to learn how to protect data from cyberattacks? You can start an exciting career as a security analyst with a certificate in Cybersecurity. 

What is Cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting systems, networks, and programs from digital attacks. Attacks are usually aimed at assessing, changing, or destroying sensitive information; extorting money from users; or interrupting normal business processes. As more of our lives move online, cybersecurity has become an increasingly in-demand career path. 

At Emily Griffith, our evening hybrid program will give you the skills you need to start an entry-level security position. You’ll learn how to protect computer operating systems, networks, and data from cyber attacks, as well as how to monitor systems and mitigate threats. 

Convenient classes: Take classes two nights a week and complete career-relevant projects at home.

Get certified: Our program will prepare you to complete the CompTIA Security+ certification. 

High-demand career: Cybersecurity professionals are needed in a variety of fields. You can work in health care, education, finance, business or government. 

Want more information? Get the Cybersecurity Program Flyer and the Cybersecurity Program Checklist.

What Can I Do with an Emily Griffith Cybersecurity Certificate?

Graduates from Emily Griffith’s Cybersecurity program can use their certificate to work in jobs such as the following:

  • Information Security Analysts in
    • Healthcare
    • Education
    • Private Industry
  • Security Management Specialists in
    • Finance 
    • Business
    • Government
Information Technology & Computer Science
$4,906
Approximate cost. Additional material and book fees may apply
Part Time Program


No upcoming starts available.

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Course Information

Required Courses

CNG 124 Networking I: Network +

Provides students with the knowledge necessary to understand, identify and perform necessary tasks involved in supporting a network. Covers the vendor-independent networking skills and concepts that affect all aspects of networking, such as installing and configuring the TCP/IP. This course also prepares students for the Networking II: Network + course.

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CNG 124 Networking I: Network +

Provides students with the knowledge necessary to understand, identify and perform necessary tasks involved in supporting a network. Covers the vendor-independent networking skills and concepts that affect all aspects of networking, such as installing and configuring the TCP/IP. This course also prepares students for the Networking II: Network + course.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
CNG 125 Networking II: Network +

Continues to provide students with the knowledge necessary to implement and support a network. Focuses on the vendor-independent networking skills and concepts that affect all aspects of networking. The Networking I and II: Network + courses prepare students for the Network + certification.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
CNG 125 Networking II: Network +

Continues to provide students with the knowledge necessary to implement and support a network. Focuses on the vendor-independent networking skills and concepts that affect all aspects of networking. The Networking I and II: Network + courses prepare students for the Network + certification.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
CNG 131 Principles of Information Assurance

Provides skills and knowledge required to survey key issues associated with protecting information assets, determine the levels of protection and response to security incidents, and design a consistent, reasonable information security system, with appropriate intrusion detection and reporting features. Students learn to inspect and protect information assets, detect and react to threats to information assets, and examine pre- and post-incident procedures, and technical and managerial responses. Students learn about information security planning and staffing functions.

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CNG 133 Fire Walls/Network Security

Teaches students the basics of network firewall security. It covers basic installation techniques, discusses how to make an intelligent choice of firewall technology, and presents basic firewall troubleshooting.

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CNG 242 Cloud Computing

Installs, configures and manages a cloud environment. Builds on knowledge of hypervisor and virtual machine environments.

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CNG 251 Anti Virus Concepts

Prepares the student for virus eradication. Focuses on how viruses work, how they are designed and how viruses are written. Emphasizes virus eradication and cleaning.

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CNG 254 Data Encryption

Exposes the student to data encryption models. Examines the differences between data storage including Microsoft, Novell Netware and UNIX. Includes encryption and data transmission. Covers encryption over various networks including the Internet.

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CNG 256 Vulnerability Assessment I

Presents students with an introduction to vulnerability assessment. Vulnerability assessment skills are necessary to understand how companies address vulnerabilities in the business environment. Students gain a better understanding of how information technology security integrates into the corporate world and how a balance must be achieved between security and functionality.

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CNG 257 Network Defense/Countermeasures

Examines the tools, techniques and technologies used in the technical securing of information assets. This course provides in-depth information of the software and hardware components of Information Security and Assurance. Topics include firewall configurations, hardening Unix and NT servers, Web and distributed systems security and specific implementation of security modes and architectures. The curriculum maps to the Security Certified Network Professional (SCP) Network Defense and Countermeasures exam.

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CNG 287 Cooperative Education

Provides an opportunity to gain experience in applying their skills and/or to develop specific skills in a practical work setting.

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Nia initially came to Emily Griffith to get her GED after she discovered she was pregnant. She left off for a while but decided to return last spring. A big motivation for returning was to show her kids that it is never too late to come back to school. 

She had a lot of anxiety around the new test and was initially discouraged after she stared class. But her teacher was so supportive, she knew she could do it this time. And she did! She finished and passed all of her tests this June! 

Now she’s planning on getting her certificate in Phlebotomy at Emily Griffith starting in January. She is in recovery and is interested in working in a rehab facility in order to help others going through the recovery process. 

She says it’s never too late to finish your education, “If you want to do it, go back and do it!”

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