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Information Security

Graduation Cap
Successful Graduates may be Certified as:
(ICS)2 CISSP / CompTIA Security+

A Steady Future in Hi-Tech

The most critical requirement in IT networks is information security. Austin Community College prvides a variety of certification options. Choose from a variety of certification options providing introductory security proficiency plus critical defensive technologies that serve as the foundation for securing network perimeters such as firewalls, intrusion detection, and router security.

Choose Your Path

  • Security+ (40 hours)
    Serves as preparation for the CompTIA Security+ examination by providing foundational security knowledge.

  • Security Certification Preparation for CISSP, CASP, SSCP, and More (56 hours)
    This is a hands on course which will teach a unified approach that assists your passage of CASP, CISSP, Security + and/or SSCP certifications and prepares you to build and manage a more secure Records Management Systems based on NIST and ISO standards.

  • Certified Network Defender (CND) (48 hours)
    Provides knowledge on creating Network Administrators who are trained on protecting, detecting and responding to the threats on the network and prepares students for the EC-Council Certified Network Defender exam which is included with this class.

  • Certified Ethical Hacker v10 (CEH) (50 hours)
    This class prepares students for the latest level of the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker exam.

  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (48 hours)
    This class prepares students for the CISA certification.

  • Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) (56 hours)
    Provides some foundational security knowledge and prepares students for the CompTIA CySA+ examination.

Take the Next Step!

Contact a program coordinator to help answer your questions. Information security is a profession that will only continue to grow as technology continues to expand. Choose a certification and get started today!

Program Information

Estimated Tuition
$596 - $2,001
Time Commitment
4-8 Hours / Week

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Career Information ( View Data )

Average Income w/ Experience
$54.66 / Hour

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Information Security Courses

ITSY-1076 Security +

ITSY-1074 Security Certification Preparation for CISSP, CASP, SSCP, and More

ITSY-1075 Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA Plus)

ITSY-1077 Certified Information Systems Auditor

ITSY-2074 Cyber Security Practitioner Lab 1

ITSY-1079 Certified Network Defender (CND)

ITSY-1078 Certified Ethical Hacker v10

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A Testimonial From Earnest Valle -
"The ITSY-1074 Security Prep for CISSP class continues to be a great success in preparing for the CISSP and other security-related exams. The variety of instructors is an innovative approach to presenting IT security concepts with their impressive backgrounds and areas of hands-on expertise. Having quizzes, reference materials, guided instruction, security workflow demonstrations and interactive classroom setting provided a multi-learning approach for us adult learners. The classes provided an excellent venue to discuss complex security concepts that are not available solely in literature and practice tests. These classes are instrumental to my completing a professional security certification and believe anyone committed to putting forth the time and effort will succeed. I highly recommend this course and congratulate ACC Continuing Education department staff and Course Instructors for putting together a real-life security course program that easily transitions into my current and future IT profession."
A Testimonial From Joseph (Joey) Thompson -
"I just wanted to let you all know I took the CISSP exam this past Thursday, April 13, and I am proud to report I passed! I also wanted to take a minute to thank you all for your time and expertise. The class is very well put together and level of knowledge and experience you all shared not only prepared me to take the exam but helped me be a better IT security professional. The resources you shared alone made the class worthwhile, and the experiences and instruction really got me excited that I was heading down the right career path in the wide world of technology."
A Testimonial From Larry J. Ward Jr. -
"I was in the Security Certification Preparation for CISSP class. I tested on June 9th in San Antonio and... I PASSED! It was a GREAT class and every instructor was very informative and helpful. I knew the drive from San Antonio and back every Tues and Thurs would be worth it."
A Testimonial From Earnsest Valle -
"My interest in taking the Certified Information Systems Auditor class was to gain new IT Security Audit knowledge and skills. I worked hard in class and received many times the return on effort. Our instructor, David Cannon made the class very helpful in understanding real-life IT audits, including: IT audit procedures, systems vulnerabilities, remediation protocols, secure builds, CISA/ISO Compliance, separation of duties, IT audit reference sources and future trends. The class was highly interactive, well-paced, respectful and intellectually stimulating. As an employer, I feel confident with the caliber of students coming out of ACC's Cyber Security classes based upon my first-hand experience. As a senior employee, these classes are refreshing, challenging and help me stay current with security and audit practices. I strongly recommend this class to keep your knowledge and skills sharp within Austin technology hiring marketplace."
A Testimonial From Earnest Valle -
"I'm returning back to evening classes to learn IT Security concepts and was very satisfied with completing the Security + class taught by Dixon Trietsch. He presented complex security information in simple, understandable language with real-life examples. Dixon maintained our enthusiasm by having current IT Security news items that really impressed upon us the importance of IT security and he shared insights on how we as IT Security professionals should mitigate these risks. Our class was interactive, sharing real-life circumstances and insightful. Dixon spoke clearly and anticipated when we needed further clarity on concepts. Dixon was able to put in place measures for my continued class reading and exercises during the time I needed for family necessities (I'm really grateful for his accommodation). Completing this IT Security foundation class allows me to move forward with more challenging IT Security concepts with greater confidence. I recommend this foundation class for future IT Security professionals, realizing that the amount of studying put into the class will be greatly rewarded afterwards when taking the Sec+ exam. I've now passed my CISA exam based upon this and other ITSY classes received at ACC-Continuing Education programs."


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