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Campus: Larimer Campus and Westminster Campus

Cybersecurity Fundamentals Certificate

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your certificate and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete a one-year (two semester) Certificate in Cybersecurity Fundamentals and enter the workforce. Students explore network security. This certificate program provides a comprehensive overview of network security, including general security, remote access, email, the web, directory and file transfer, and wireless data. Students will learn about common network attacks, computer forensics, cryptography, disaster recovery, and business continuity. This certificate program prepares students for entry-level employment and gives working professionals advancement opportunities in the computer networking field.

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First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
CNG 120A+ Certification Preparation


CNG 124Networking I: Network +


CNG 132Network Security Fundamentals


Total Credit Hours:10
Semester Note: Upon completion of CNG 120, CNG 124, and CNG 132, you should apply for the Networking Basics Certificate.

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
CNG 125Networking II: Network +


CNG 133Firewalls/Network Security


CNG 136Guide to IT Disaster Recovery


CNG 212Configuring Windows Server


Total Credit Hours:13

Total Credit Hours: 23