This certificate is designed as an introduction to Security Operation Centers (SOCs) and the work analysts do in them. The course material and hands-on lab exercises prepares students for work as a Tier 1 Analyst in a SOC, performing various duties (e.g., mapping networks; scanning systems for vulnerabilities; monitoring networks and hosts; Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) administration).

Students completing this degree and related certificate can apply for jobs as:

  • Analyst/Responder
  • Computer Forensic Analyst
  • Computer Network Defense Analyst
  • Computer Network Defense Forensic Analyst
  • Computer Network Defense Infrastructure Support
  • Computer Network Support Specialist
  • Cyber Defense Analyst
  • Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst
  • Cyber Defense Incident Responder
  • Digital Forensics Analyst
  • Forensic Analyst
  • Forensic Technician
  • Incident Handler
  • Incident Responder
  • Intrusion Analyst
  • Intrusion Detection System (IDS) Technician
  • IT Administrator
  • IT Auditor
  • IT Technician
  • IT Technical Support Professional
  • Network Analyst
  • Network Defense Technician
  • Network Operations Specialist
  • Red Team Technician
  • Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst
Security Operations Center Certificate by Semester
Fall Spring
NCC 214: Ethical Hacking and Systems Defense (4) NCC 219: Network Forensics and Incident Response (4)
NCC 213: Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems Fundamentals (4) NCC 240: Security Operations Center Fundamentals (4)
8 Credits 8 Credits