The cybersecurity and network administration major provides the skills and training necessary to install and maintain networks using Microsoft and Linux Operation Systems. Students also receive training in security penetration testing,as well as securing networks using intrusion prevention systems and firewalls.
The program provides students with training in a current programming language. Material in the major aligns with and helps to prepare students for industry standard certifications from organizations such as CompTIA and Microsoft.
Career opportunities are numerous for individuals in this field. All organizations, large and small, use computers as an integral part of how they do business. Graduates may find employment in entry level positions such as technical support, help desk technician, IT consultant, network administrator or security specialist.