Associate of Science in Computer Information Technology


The need to protect electronic and physical property of organizations from intruders, potential theft and other compromising acts is considered paramount for the fast-paced global economy. The increase of mobile users, digital applications and data networks deepens the reliance on transmitted data and information through cyberspace. This growth requires the advanced study of information security as hackers constantly explore and exploit any new protective measures put in place by organizations. Cyber attacks and digital spying are the top threats to national security, as sensitive information such as employee’s social security numbers, passwords and passcodes, network outages, computer viruses and other incidents threaten the security of many organizations. The Cyber Security Professional Certificate program is a concentration in the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program. This intermediate level program builds on technical skills that are needed to defend the enterprise environment and protect an organization, such as packet analysis, penetration testing, incident handling, and malware removal.

This certificate is 32 quarter credit hours and may be taken as a stand-alone certificate in 12 months for part-time students, or it may be incorporated into a degree program.


What qualities should a Cyber Security Professional Certificate student have?

  • Technical and analytical skills
  • Ability to manipulate data
  • Willingness to tinker with computing infrastructure

What specific skills or knowledge are taught in the Cyber Security Professional Certificate program?

  • Computer hardware and network fundamentals
  • Ethical hacking
  • Administrating Windows and Linux server
  • Computer security fundamentals
  • Security certified network professional and architect
  • Designing security for Microsoft networks
  • Network penetration testing
  • Hacking forensic investigation
  • Security design and compliance

What is the most important or unique thing about Sullivan’s Cyber Security Professional Certificate program?

Cyber programs offer real-world applications of classroom theory in a laboratory environment (augmented with virtual resources).

Cyber Security Professional Certificate Course Requirements

32 Credit Hours
Length: 12 months

Time length for program completion will vary depending upon the number of courses taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.

CourseTitlesCredit Hours
Total Credit Hours32
MNE 310Security Certified Network Professional (SCNP)4
MNE 314Designing Security for Microsoft Networks4
MNE 320Ethical Hacking4
MNE 340Security Certified Network Architect (SCNA)4
MNE 360Network Penetration Testing (LPT)4
MNE 365Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (C-HFI)4
MNE 430Security Design and Compliance I4
MNE 450Security Design and Compliance II4

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