Certificate in Cybersecurity

Certificate in Cybersecurity

Certificate in Cybersecurity

Plan your future in a digital world. CompTIA/CISCO certifications are recognized by employers globally.

The HPU undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity is offered to students and working professionals who are interested in gaining knowledge, skills, and abilities to be successful in certifications for CompTIA and CISCO. This certificate has a stand-alone program of study which can be taken without prerequisites. Topics include: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security + and CISCO Cybersecurity Operations.

Certificate Requirements

CompTIA A+ validates your understanding of the most common hardware and software technologies in business and certifies the skills necessary to support complex IT infrastructures. CompTIA A+ is a powerful credential that helps IT professionals launch their IT career.

Course Description

This course introduces students to computer hardware and software, as well as Windows operating systems, networking concepts, mobile devices, IT security and troubleshooting. This course will help students prepare to take the CompTIA A+ Core Series certification examinations (exam numbers 220-1001 and 220-1002).

Credits: 3

CompTIA Network+ validates the technical skills needed to securely establish, maintain and troubleshoot the essential networks that businesses rely on.

Course Description

The course will provide the knowledge and skills required to troubleshoot, configure, and manage common network wireless and wired devices, establish basic network design and connectivity, understand and maintain network documentation, identify network limitations and weaknesses, and implement network security, standards, and protocols. The candidate will have a basic understanding of emerging technologies including unified communications, mobile, cloud, and virtualization technologies. The course is designed to help you prepare for the Comp TIA Network+ (N 10-007) Certification Exam.

Credits: 3

CompTIA Security+ is a global certification that validates the baseline skills necessary to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career.

Course Description

The Comp TIA Security+ course will provide students with the knowledge and skills required to identify risk, to participate in risk mitigation activities, and to provide infrastructure, application, information, and operational security. In addition, the student will apply security controls to maintain confidentiality, integrity, and availability, identify appropriate technologies and products, troubleshoot security events and incidents, and operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and regulations. The course is designed to help you prepare for the Comp TIA Security+ SYO- 601 Certification Exam.

Credits: 3

The Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate certification validates your skills and knowledge in security concepts, security monitoring, host-based analysis, network intrusion analysis, and security policies and procedures.

Course Description

This course covers security concepts, common network and application operations attacks, and types of data needed to investigate security incidents. It addresses how to monitor alerts and breaches and understand and follow established procedures for response to alerts converted to incidents. Through a combination of lectures, hands-on labs, and self-­study, you will learn the essential skills, concepts, and technologies to be a contributing member of a Cybersecurity Operations Center (SOC) including understanding the IT infrastructure, operations, and vulnerabilities. This course helps you prepare for the Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate certification.

Credits: 3

Cort M. Chambers, PhD
Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity
College of Professional Studies
Hawaii Pacific University​
Phone: (808) 551-6132
E-mail: cchambers@hpu.edu