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Cybersecurity Analyst, Certificate of Achievement

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This Certificate of Achievement will provide students with a solid foundation in the areas of cybersecurity and computer networking. The program is designed to prepare students for entry-level jobs, or to help them advance into careers, such as Cybersecurity Analyst, Security Analyst, Professional Services, Network Administrator, Computer Support/Help Desk Technician, Computer Information Systems Manager, and Network Technician for a variety of industries including manufacturing, national security, finance, insurance, and health care. Topics covered will include computer networking fundamentals, computer and network security, ethical hacking principles and methodology, computer forensic techniques, Python scripting, Linux and Windows server administration, security policies and procedures, e-mail and Internet security, open source tools used to monitor and secure computer networks, and designing a secure computer network. The program includes hands-on and technical writing assignments to help students develop their skills for the cybersecurity workforce.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of this program students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to locate technical resources to solve security-related problems with networking hardware and software.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency with various software tools to solve common security problems using theories learned in the classroom to design and implement an appropriate solution that meets industry standards.
  3. Evaluate, assess vulnerabilities, and maintain secure networks.

Certificate Graduation Requirements

A Certificate is awarded upon completion of the required coursework with a grade of C or higher in each course. To receive the certificate, the student must file a petition for graduation during his/her final semester. In addition:

Certificate of Achievement

  • Student must be in attendance at the time requirements are completed.
  • Students must also earn a minimum of 12 units of coursework at Coastline, excluding experiential credit.
  • A student with prior experience may be excused from certain certificate courses.
  • 50 percent of the certificate program’s units must be completed at Coastline no matter how the total number of units required for the certificate can be met.
Course Title Units
Required Core Courses:
CST C128Network+3
CST C230Introduction to Security3
CST C158Server+3
CIS C157Introduction to Python Programming3
CST C191ACompTIA Linux+3
CST C242PenTest+3
CST C245Introduction to Digital Forensics3
CST C255Cybersecurity Analyst+3
Total Units24