ONLINE aSC DEGREE
ONLINE aSC DEGREE
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Register by: May 10, 2023
Protect all assets of a computer infrastructure in the cyber domain
Explain security risk assessment and summarize a vulnerability mitigation plan
Outline technical problems and summarize computing requirements to solve them
You’ll need 63 credits to complete this Associate of Science in Cybersecurity. Your course schedule may vary based on transferable credits or credits earned through the University’s Prior Learning Assessment.
Here’s where you’ll pick up the bulk of your program-specific knowledge. By the time you finish these courses, you should have the confidence and skills to succeed in an IT environment.
These courses lay the foundation for all our degree programs. Because communication, math and writing skills aren’t just universally applicable in IT — they’re useful in daily life.
Elective courses allow you to learn about topics you’re interested in, whether they’re related to your degree or not. That means you’ll have a degree that’s unique to you and your education goals.
Here’s where you’ll pick up the bulk of your program-specific knowledge. By the time you finish these courses, you should have the confidence and skills needed in this field.
Select from a variety of courses that help lay the foundation for your degree program. Because communication, math and writing skills aren’t just universally applicable in the professional world — they’re useful in daily life.
This course provides comprehensive Cybersecurity awareness and a fundamental understanding of various computer and network security threats, such as: Identity Theft, Fraud, Online Scams, Viruses and Backdoors, Hacking, Social Engineering Attacks, and more.
This course provides network training on Computer Network Defense fundamentals; security threats, vulnerabilities, and attacks; controls, protocols and devices; and security policy design and implementation.
This course teaches the basics of an object-oriented scripting language capable of developing web apps, scripts, cross-platform apps, games, and pen-testing exercises.
Students reinforce foundational skills, and learn new topics such as modules, files, inheritance, recursion, plotting, and searching and sorting algorithms. Students apply programming skills and knowledge to basic forensic investigation, port scanning, and network analysis, needed in cybersecurity.
This course provides continued network training on Computer Network Defense. Introduced topics include physical and host security; firewall configuration and management; Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Virtual Private Network (VPN) configuration and management.
This course provides continued network training on Computer Network Defense. Introduced topics include physical security, designing and implementing network security policies, network incident response and management, network backup and disaster recovery, and wireless defense.
This is an introductory course on Linux that provides sufficient command of the subject to meet the initial needs of penetration testing.
This course develops essential skills for network analysis by sniffing packets using a network protocol analyzer.
This course provides training on penetration testing. Introduced topics include Introduction to Ethical Hacking, Footprinting and Reconnaissance, Scanning Networks, Enumeration, System Hacking, and Malware Threats.
This course provides training on penetration testing. Introduced topics include sniffing, social engineering, denial-of-service, session hijacking, hacking webservers, evading IDS, firewalls, and honeypots.
This course provides training on penetration testing. Introduced topics include SQL injection attacks, hacking web applications, wireless networks, mobile platforms, operational technology, the Internet of things, and cloud platforms, and cryptography basics.
This project on Applied Ethical Hacking combines and demonstrates the acquired knowledge and skills from the five preceding courses in the Cyber Analyst Defender certificate.
This course transitions students through the foundations of study at University of Phoenix. Students develop personal strategies for achieving educational goals and develop skills in critical thinking, collaboration, and communication.
The course introduces theories and concepts in psychology that will foster academic success and provide students with opportunities to synthesize and apply that knowledge.
This course develops the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills that are essential for academic and life success.
Students learn how to think critically, focusing on developing the necessary tools and skills to analyze problems, make decisions, and formulate well-supported points of view on key academic, social, and professional issues.
This course extends practice in critical reading, writing, and thinking. Emphasis is given to developing an effective writing process that takes into account audience and rhetorical purpose.
This course provides an overview of the key components of comprehensive wellness. Based on a preventive model, the course will allow learners to explore choices that promote wellness with goals of living longer and better.
This course defines the Cyber Domain that encompasses Cybersecurity as the discipline of securing computer information and communications systems, networks, infrastructures and assets, and protecting them against damage, unauthorized use, modification, or exploitation. The Cyber Domain must be managed ethically, politically, and physically in a similar collaborative fashion to the space, maritime, and physical domains of states and nations globally.
This course introduces algebraic concepts providing a solid foundation for college algebra. Topics range from properties of real numbers, the order of operations, and algebraic expressions to solving equations and inequalities. Additional topics include polynomials, factoring methods, rational and radical expressions as well as graphing and functions.
This course presents traditional concepts in college algebra. Topics include linear, polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations, sequences, and series.
Attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night because our online classroom is available 24/7/365. Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for the Associate of Science in Cybersecurity.
When you earn your Associate of Science in Cybersecurity you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job.
Topics covered in this degree include:
An ASCYB can prepare you to be an:
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for Computer and Information Technology Occupations is projected to be much faster than average between 2021 and 2031.
BLS projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.
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