Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 18
  • Delivery: Partially online

About this Program

This certificate is designed for those who have industry experience or are currently nearing completion of an Information Technology field degree. Students will learn general skills related to network security and then expand those skills to more focused areas. Throughout the course work, students review and apply network security practices using multiple operating systems. Areas of focus include penetration testing, perimeter defense, and web security. The certificate will prepare students for the CompTIA Security+ certification and preparation for a job in network security.

Program Locations

  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Detroit Lakes 56501
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Moorhead 56560

Labor Market Information

  • Computer Network Support Specialists
  • Median wage:$28.87/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • Median wage:$37.42/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Database Administrators
  • Median wage:$43.94/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Information Security Analysts
  • Median wage:$43.34/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
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Minnesota State Community and Technical College
Minnesota State Community and Technical College
1414 College Way Fergus Falls, MN 56537 Toll-Free: (877) 450-3322 Local: (877) 450-3322 TTY: (800) 627-3529