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Cyber Defense

  • Certificate
  • 30 credits
  • 1 Year
  • Delivery Method: Hybrid

Why Study Cyber Defense at LSC?

This 30-credit certificate is designed to prepare students for a career in computer and networking security. The program will help prepare students for the following certifications: CompTIA Net+, CompTIA Security+ and EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). This program also transfers into LSC’s Network Administration and Cybersecurity diploma and AAS degrees.

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  • LSC is my TOP CHOICEfor Business and Technology
    I found my niche at LSC. It prepared me for the professional world. Elizabeth Egge
    Alum, Business and Technology
  • LSC is my TOP CHOICEfor Network Administration and Cybersecurity
    I chose LSC because of the unique cybersecurity program, the small class size to help me focus, and the reasonable tuition which fit right into my budget. Esther Manley
    Alum, Network Administration and Cybersecurity

Career Information

Visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the MN Dept of Employment & Economic Development, and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to gather valuable career information such as wage reports, career outlook, job prospects, industry trends, and career opportunities. These tools are available to help empower students to make informed decisions about their educational and professional paths.

Below you will find the Career Field and Career Cluster that this program is related to. Learn more about if this career area fits your interests!

Is Computer Science and Information Technology right for you?

Information technology workers are in a growing and always changing field. You might work with computer hardware, software, multimedia, or network systems. You might design new computer equipment or work on a new computer game.

Plan Your Education

The Cyber Defense Program Guide is a tool to help you map out how to successfully get your degree at Lake Superior College.

View approximate total tuition and fees for MN residents to complete this degree.

This program may be completed in 1 year if prerequisites are complete.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Learn the OSI Reference Model
  • Manage Cisco router hardware and the Cisco Internet Operating System
  • Analyze organization network needs and implement networks
  • Describe and identify common security threats and attacks
  • Apply a common ethical hacking methodology for penetration tests

Center for Cybersecurity

The LSC Center for Cybersecurity was established to provide a broad range of system security and information assurance services for local businesses and the community at large. The Center will provide students with real-world learning experiences in cybersecurity education through several business and government partnerships.

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