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The Cybersecurity Concepts program introduces students to security threats and vulnerabilities and the principles, practices, policies and standards for securing information systems. Networks, as the heart of information systems, are addressed through standard models and protocols. Through hands-on simulations and virtual labs, students learn to configure and secure computer networks. Practice exams allow students to prepare for the CompTIA Network+ and Security+ certification exams. Upon completion of this program, graduates may enter entry-level positions in cybersecurity. Graduates may also continue their education and transfer courses within the certificate program to bachelor’s degree programs in information systems security.