The Plano Campus (Spring Creek) is closed through Sunday, March 14th due to weather damage. All classes at the Plano Campus (Spring Creek) will be online until further notice and students should contact their professors with any questions.
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Marketable Skills

• Identify, troubleshoot, and repair computing hardware systems at a major component level.
• Identify computer networking concepts and the devices associated with networking.
• Design, troubleshoot, and configure networking devices in a secure manner i.e. firewalls.
• Review logs in various devices and operating systems and provide forensic analysis.
• Document in work order/ticket systems and create reports for customers.
• Create policies, procedures, and processes to help secure organizations data.
• Identify Risk and its components, be able to distinguish between threat or threat agent and risk, be able to follow a process in creating a risk statement, be able to distinguish between vulnerability and weakness, and be able to make risk-based decisions.
• Apply common cybersecurity standards (e.g. CIS, NIST, HIPPA, SOX), understand what benchmarks are, understand what baselines are, and understand how one can use the standards in reducing and organizations exposure.
• Create and apply metrics in order to provide meaningful, actionable information regarding various aspects of a security program.
• Communicate in a professional and understandable manner both verbally and in writing. This includes the development and delivery of presentations to peers, managers, clients, and executives.
• Collaborate with various constituents to accomplish team goals.
• Work in an ethical manner by upholding company expectations, industry standards, and legal precedents.
• Demonstrate the ability to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information.
• Conduct research on an assigned or selected topic(s) and demonstrate knowledge of the researched topic.
• Receive or provide feedback to team members. 
• Ask questions in seeking understanding of a topic.
• Work within established deadlines and take accountability for one’s work product.
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