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This exciting technical course prepares students to design, maintain and secure today’s Information Technology (IT) Systems which support every aspect of our global economy. Network Security Specialists acting as Ethical Hackers prevent data loss form cyber attacks, network intrusions and viruses, protecting valuable personal and corporate data.
Students will use the latest tools to gain the practical experience needed to earn valuable professional certifications such as A+, Network + , CISCO and Security +. Network Security Specialists are in high demand in law enforcement, large corporations, and government agencies including the FBI, CIA and NSA.
Median annual wages of Information Security Analysts, were $86,170 in 2012Bureau of Labor Statistics
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Courses of Study

• Cisco Networking Academy
• Networking Security
• Cyber Safety
• Information Tech Essentials
• Network Cabling
• Wireless Networking

Career Paths

• Computer Security Specialist
• Ethical Hacker
• Network Administrator
• Information Tech Specialist
• Network Technician

Employment of network and computer systems administrators is expected to grow 28% from 2010-2020, faster than others. Demand for these workers is high and should continue to grow as firms invest in newer, faster technology and mobile networks.
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Certifications

• CompTIA A+
• CompTIA Network +
• CompTIA Security +
• CISCO CCENT

Articulated Credits for High School Students
• Statewide
• Pittsburgh Technical Institute

Post-Secondary Opportunities

• CCAC
• DeVry University
• PA College of Technology
• Pittsburgh Technical Institute
• Robert Morris University
• Rochester Institute of Technology
• University of Pittsburgh
• Westmoreland County CC

*Gainful Employment Disclosure for Adult Students