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Computer Networking and Systems

Network Security Administrator Certificate
32 Semester Credit Hours; Curriculum: 0152

Courses for a Certificate:

Credit Hours

CIS 118 Linux Operating System


CIS 228 Linux Administration


CNS 105 Networking Essentials


CNS 110 Microsoft Windows Desktop Operating System


CNS 170 Principles of Information Security


CNS 171 Network Security Hardening


CNS 172 Network Defense and Countermeasures


CNS 174 Introduction to Computer Forensics


CNS 176 Security+ Certification


CNS 195 TCP/IP Packet Analysis


ELT 130 Microcomputer Hardware Systems


Total Semester Credit Hours for Certificate:



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Oakton holds a special place for John Nebl, a police officer who took classes at the College during the 1980s. Not only did he find his vocation, he also found his wife.



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