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CYNX 2201. IT Fundamentals (2-1-2) This course is designed with the goal of creating a skilled and experienced industry certified IT professional. This course is the first of a two-course program that provides students with a foundation in the fundamentals of Information Technology to include the fundamental knowledge of the hardware, software and skills necessary to set up and securely use a computer, keep it in good working order and perform basic support for PCs and simple computer networks. The lessons include practical setup guides, as well as hands-on labs for the student to practice their new skills before deploying these technologies and strategies in a production network.


CYNX 2202. Network Fundamentals (2-1-2) Prerequisite: CYNX 2201 with a grade of S. This course is designed with the goal of creating a skilled and experienced industry certified IT professional. This course is the second of a two-course program that provides students a foundation in the fundamentals of all subjects related to the design, installation and maintenance of computer networks. The lessons include practical setup guides, as well as hands-on labs for the student to practice their new skills before deploying these technologies and strategies in a production network to include network security and managing risk.


CYNX 2165. Professionalism in the Cybersecurity Workforce I (1-0-1) This course provides students with an understanding of the social impact, implications and effects of cybersecurity on society and the responsibilities of cybersecurity professionals in the emerging workplace. Specific topics include basic communication and presentation skills, dress, professionalism standards, legal and ethical responsibilities, memberships in professional societies, continuing education opportunities, networking, resume creation and industry certifications.


CYNX 3165. Professionalism in the Cybersecurity Workforce II (1-0-1) This course focuses on developing the communication skills necessary to perform the duties inherent in a Cybersecurity Professional role. Emphasis will be on research, writing reports, preparing and giving technical presentations in a non-technical manner, and preparing questions and practicing honing the interviewing skills necessary for developing and executing risk and cyber audits to include final report preparation and presentation to management. In addition, the course will cover organization and planning to include use of automated project management software.


CYNX 3455. Cybersecurity Apprenticeship I (3-0-3) The apprenticeship course combines previously obtained classroom learning (school-based) with on-the-job learning to enable students to master certain work-based skills related to the high demand, high-tech field of Cybersecurity with the purpose that students are enabled to successfully enter the work force as skilled professionals. S/U grading.


CYNX 4455. Cybersecurity Apprenticeship II (3-0-3) The apprenticeship course combines previously obtained classroom learning (school-based) with on-the-job learning (work-based) to enable students to master certain work-based skills related to the high demand, high-tech field of Cybersecurity with the purpose that students are enabled to successfully enter the work force as skilled professionals. S/U grading.