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Cyber Security, Network +, Security + Careers
Cybersecurity the world is at risk help secure it

Network + Certification, Security + Certification, and Cybersecurity Careers

Course Objectives/Sequences

Over the last 30 years, we have watched the world transform through the growth of the Internet. Things that were never before possible have now become commonplace. Entire industries have been transformed beyond recognition (Classifieds, Newspapers, Postal Service) and others have grown up that were never before considered. All of this is made possible by the computers on our desks, the phones in our pockets and the wires in our walls.

The Network Administrator (or at higher levels, network engineer or architect) makes possible the magic that is transforming business and the world. These positions have become more important as the networks that they support have become more central to how business is done. With the right degree or certifications it is possible for someone to earn a living in the low six figures without managing a lot of people or selling a product.

Cybersecurity is one of the most sought after careers in the employment market right now, and more and more positions open up each month. Job seekers are left wondering how to prepare for a career in cyber security, however, given the relative immaturity of the field and the fact that nontraditional career paths are common. A foundation in networking, systems administration, database management, or web applications can provide a focus for your cybersecurity education.

Working as a Network Associate or Network Administrator can start with earning your Network + Certification. Many people move on to acquiring their Security + Certification and even taking classes in specific OS’s like Linux and Microsoft Windows 8.

The network is here to stay. The only way to not be left behind is by continuously updating your skills.

Cyber security is one of the most sought after careers in the employment market right now. What can you do to enter the field of Cyber Security? The first thing to do is get certified!

Top Jobs for people with a Network + Certification:

Cyber Locks
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Technician
  • Network Installer
  • Help Desk Technician
  • IT Cable Installer

Top Jobs for people with a Security + Certification:

  • Security Engineer
  • Security Consultant
  • Network Administrator
  • IA Technician
  • IA Manager

Cybersecurity Course Sequences:

Core Courses:


Computer Networks

Job Outlooks




The projected trend increase for jobs in the cybersecurity field in the next decade is approximately 37% (Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness at MC 2014-2015). There are approximately 1,100+ cybersecurity careers within 25 miles of Rockville, MD (Indeed). The average salary for an Information Security Analyst within the Washington, DC area is $80,729 (Glassdoor).

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