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Computer and Information Science Certificate Program Overview

ECPI University offers Certificate programs (also referred to as Micro-credentials) that focus on specific skill sets. These programs are shorter than traditional degree programs and are designed to meet the needs of working professionals so that they can stay competitive in their field. Certificate programs may be offered in a variety of ways to suit the learning style and schedules of individuals. They may include remote learning, instructor led in-seat learning, hybrid courses, and online courses.

About Computer and Information Science Certificates

Technical Support. The certificate program covers aspects of the use of information technology in today’s organizations, including operating systems, software programs, networking, and security. This employer-driven hands-on interactive educational program equips students with cyber skills required for career-entry positions in tier 1 technical support in a wide range of companies.

Linux System Administration. The certificate program covers aspects of the administration of Linux system administration such as installation, configuration, hardening, scripting, managing, and troubleshooting different Linux distributions. This employer-driven hands-on interactive educational programs equip students with system administration skills required for career-entry positions in Linux system administration in a wide range of companies.

Windows System Administration. The certificate program covers aspects of the administration of Windows client and server administration such as installation, configuration, hardening, scripting, managing, and troubleshooting different Windows clients and servers. This employer-driven hands-on interactive educational programs equip students with Windows administration skills required for career-entry positions in Windows system administration in a wide range of companies.

Cyber Defense and Ethical Hacking. The certificate program covers aspects of the offensive and defensive tactics in protecting organization’s systems such as planning, designing, configuring, and administering a network and security infrastructure. The certificate monitors and troubleshoot a network and security infrastructure. This employer-driven hands-on interactive educational programs equip students with cybersecurity skills required for career-entry positions in cybersecurity in a wide range of companies.

Technical Support

12 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
CIS101 Computer Configuration I 3
CIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems 3
CIS150 Introduction to Networking 3
CIS225 Network Protocols and Services 3

Linux System Administration

11 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
CIS123 Introduction to Scripting 3
CIS123L Introduction to Scripting LAB 1
CIS206 Linux Administration 3
CIS305 Advanced Linux Administration 3
CIS305L Advanced Linux Administration LAB 1

Windows System Administration

10 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
CIS245 Windows Client and Server 3
CIS245L Windows Client and Server LAB 1
CIS251 Advanced Windows Server 3
CIS321 Advanced Windows Server 3

Cyber Defense and Ethical Hacking

12 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
CIS212 Principles of Cybersecurity 3
CIS230 Advanced Cybersecurity 1
CIS403 Ethical Hacking 3
CIS411 Ethical Hacking 3