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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Network Security training intended for?
How many classes do I take for this diploma?
How long does it last?
Can I finish it sooner?
What are the tuition costs?
Will the Network Security Diploma lead to certification?
Will there be hands-on instruction?
Why is there a legal and ethical components?
What prerequisites do I need to fulfill?
Where are my specific classes taught?
When are my specific classes taught?
Who are the instructors?
Can I look at a list of classes?
When can I register?
What if a class is full?
What if I miss a class in the sequence?
Who is my advisor?
How do I register for the Network Security training?

Enrollment

Who is Network Security training intended for?

Network Security training is for IT professionals who need to expand their skills to better protect the information systems they maintain. Additionally, the Information and Network Security course is recommended for any professional who will be managing operations and working with information.

How many classes do I take for a diploma?

Network Security training consists of six courses. Most of the course can be taken in any sequence. You must complete the other classes before the Cap Stone Class. This course builds on the knowledge obtained in the other five classes. Once you have successfully completed all courses, you will be awarded an Occupational Specialist Diploma.

How long does it last?

Network Security training takes one year or less to complete.

Can I finish it sooner?

Yes, this will depend on the number of classes you take at once.

What are the tuition costs?

The cost for the entire diploma is about $900. This, of course, can vary depending on the current tuition rate.

Will the Network Security Diploma lead to certification?

With additional study, the diploma can lead to certification in CompTIA’s Security +.

Will there be hands-on instruction?

Yes, the training involves hands-on application to teach the student the tools used most commonly by intruders and what measures to take to defend against those threats.

Why is there a legal and ethical component?

The IT industry today is quite dynamic. To be successful in prosecution of an attacker, county attorneys and investigators will need the assistance of the IT professionals in the company to preserve and collect evidence. The better the IT professional understands Constitutional rights, the rules of evidence and chain of custody, the more effective the investigators and prosecutors can be.

Classes

What prerequisites do I need to fulfill?

There are no prerequisites for any of the courses except the Cap Stone course. A technical background will be essential for the technical classes, but the Information and Network Security class should be taken by all professionals.

Where are my specific classes taught?

All classes are taught at Metro's Sarpy Center within the La Vista Library. The Information and Network Security (INFO 2805) class is offered online as well as in-resident.

Can I look at a list of classes?

  • Information Network Security Basics
  • Network Attacks, Intrusions and Penetration Testing
  • Web Server and Application Security
  • Boundary Protection
  • Information Systems, Forensics & Legal Topics
  • Security Planning: Assessment, Analysis and Implementation

Registration

When do I register?

Go to the Registration page to find out when classes are offered next or check with an advisor.

What if a class is full?

We highly encourage students to register on the first day of registration each quarter so they can enroll in their first-choice sections. If a class does fill up, students should meet with an academic advisor to find workable alternatives.

What if I miss a class in the sequence?

The classes are typically offered every other quarter during the year.

Faculty

Who are the instructors?

The faculty page lists the instructors and their credentials.

Counseling and Advising

Who is my adviser?

You may call or meet with an academic adviser at any Metro campus or center to the Student Services office.

Counseling and Advising Offices
Elkhorn Valley Campus - (402) 289-1205
Fort Omaha Campus - (402) 457-2705
South Omaha Campus - (402) 738-4505

How do I register for Network Security training?

Get in touch with Gary Sparks, program coordinator. You also may talk to a Network Security and IT academic adviser.

 
 
 
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