Computer Science Cyber Defense OSA
The Computer Science Cyber Defense Occupational Skill Award (OSA) will prepare students for information security analysts' careers that are heavily involved in the maintenance of an organization’s IT cyber defense recovery plan including preventive measures such as regularly copying and transferring data to an offsite location. It also involves plans to restore proper IT functioning after a disaster. Analysts continually test the steps in their recovery plans. Information security analysts must stay up to date on IT security and on the latest methods attackers are using to infiltrate computer systems. Analysts need to research new security technology to decide what will most effectively protect their organization.
- Degree Type: None awarded
- All required courses available online
- TSI: not required
- Students may be eligible for the Ethical Hacker Associate exam at the completion of the OSA.
This OSA is not meant for transfer.
Professional certifications from CompTIA and Microsoft are world-recognized information technology credentials sought by IT professionals and are often specified as required by companies seeking qualified new hire candidates. Visit www.comptia.org and/or www.microsoft.com for more information.
This OSA leads to the Fundamentals of Cyber Security Certificate.