Network Security Professional-Networking Emphasis

Description:
This major prepares students to plan, coordinate and implement security measures for networking systems.  Students first learn the basics of repair and maintenance of computer hardware, software and operating systems along with the installation, configuration and troubleshooting of network hardware.  Then they are introduced to basic security principles involving networks and operating systems, including the current threats, vulnerabilities and policies of electronic commerce.  They gain an understanding of the principles of risk management, security architectures, incident handling, disaster recovery and secure systems administration.  Students track and patch security holes after a breach of security has occurred.  Students gain skills required for certifications offered by Microsoft, and CompTIA, along with additional security certifications for Security Certified Network Specialist (SCNS), Security Certified Network Professional (SCNP), and Security Certified Network Architect (SCNA).

Hours:
Morning session – 8:10 – 11:10 a.m.
Afternoon session – 12:45 – 3:45 p.m.

Career Major Name:  Cyber Security Professional
Clock Hours/Weeks of Instruction:  1080/39
Normal Completion Time:  39 weeks for full-time status

Career Opportunities:
Computer Service Technician
Electronic Assembler
Field Service Technician
Computer Equipment Sales

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Application Process:
High school students see home school counselor
Adults contact Mid-America counselor 405-449-3391

Average Salary:
$16,640-$98,800

Accreditation:
OSBCTE (Oklahoma State Board of Career & Technology Education)

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