Cybersecurity

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
8/25/2020
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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.

Start Date: 08/25/2020
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: 09/24/2020
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.

Start Date: 10/26/2020
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.

Start Date: 12/01/2020
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Katie Pham says she has the best job ever. She’s an English teacher for Emily Griffith teaching at Project Worthmore. “I don’t know where else I could sit in a room with 30 languages, all religions represented, and build a community,” she says. 

Before she started teaching English, she constantly bounced around with different jobs. She started working at Project Worthmore in communications, but when they needed help teaching, she started helping out. First she was just teaching one literacy class a week, but she really enjoyed it. So she took TOESL classes and got certified so that she could start teaching full time. 

She’s been teaching English now for 4 years. “And I haven’t gotten sick of it yet!” she says. 

“A lot of people see the immigrant community and think they need to help–need to be the hero,” says Katie. “But the community here [at Project Worthmore] is helping me as much as I am helping them. I’m learning new things from them all the time. They teach me about their food, their community and they make me laugh!” 

She doesn’t have plans to stop teaching any time soon. “I’ve seen this community flourish in so many ways,” says Katie. And she loves being a part of it. “We need to break down these walls and build these up these communities; we are all just people at the end of the day.” 

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