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Network Security Foundation, Certificate of Completion


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JJC Program Code: CO245

ICCB Program Code: CIOS 0045

This certificate allows students the opportunity to complete coursework recognized by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS).

The United States Department of Defense has certified the Cisco CCNA Security, Cisco CCNP Security, and Cisco Cybersecurity Specialist (SCYBER) Certifications as DoD 8570.01-M compliant.

The certificate helps prepare students for the vital needs of the global workforce for network security.  Courses are offered as part of the Cisco Networking Academy a world leader in cybersecurity.

Certification earned through this program are recognized world-wide. The certificate is also part of the Information Technology A.A.S. degree and allows students to earn Associate credit hours while completing the coursework.

Major Core Requirements: 9 credit hours


This certificate is intended to demonstrate training received for a foundational level of security.  Courses in this certificate align with training standards set at the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) level which address the nation’s critical needs of network security personal.  This certificate is also the first half of a comprehensive training program focused on network security. 

The courses comprise training that is recognized by both the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) meeting CNSS 4011 training standard.  In addition, the United States Department of Defense (DoD) has certified our security course, as DoD 8570.01-M compliant. The certificate demonstrates an individual received training for exacting security standards.

Total Required Hours: 9 Semester Hours


Completion Guide


Graduation Requirements


Graduation Requirements

To be awarded an Associate degree at Joliet Junior College, each student must meet the following requirements:

1. Satisfy all admissions requirements.

2. Complete the courses required to earn the given degree. If the student is a transfer student with coursework taken elsewhere, he/she must complete a minimum of 60

credit hours of which 15 credit hours applicable to the degree are earned at JJC. Proficiency test, CLEP, and Advanced Placement does not meet this requirement.

3. Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.

4. Discharge all financial obligations to the College and have no restrictions.

5. File an application for graduation. An application should be filed at the time of registration for the student’s anticipated last semester.

6. Have all official transcripts from other college/universities on file in the Graduation Office by the graduation filing date for evaluation of credit. A delay in the process

may result in a later graduation date.

 

To be awarded a Certificate of Achievement, Certificate of Completion, or Occupational Certificate at JJC, each student must meet the following requirements:

1. Satisfy all admission requirements.

2. Complete the courses required to earn the chosen certificate. Complete a minimum of 1-8 credit hours (Occupational Certificate),  4-29 credit hours (Certificate of Completion) or 30-50 credit hours (Certificate of Achievement). If the student is a transfer student with coursework taken elsewhere, he/she must complete a minimum of 25% of the total required credit hours applicable to the certificate at JJC. Proficiency test, CLEP, and Advanced Placement do not meet this requirement.

3. Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 in the area of concentration.

4. Discharge all financial obligations to the college and have no restrictions.

5. File an application for graduation. An application should be filed at the time of registration for the student’s anticipated last semester.

6. Have all official transcripts from other college/universities on file in the Graduation Office by the graduation filing date for evaluation of credit. A delay in the process

may result in a later graduation date.

Contact Information


Department Chairperson Program Coordinator Program Advisor
Name: Joe Limon Name: Bill Martin Name: Joe Sullivan
E-mail: jlimon@jjc.edu E-mail: wmartin@jjc.edu E-mail: jsulliva@jjc.edu
Phone: 815-280-2294 Phone: 815-280-7718 Phone: 815-280-7720

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