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IT Security distance learning course.

IT Security Course

Students learn to design, install and maintain IT Security systems. It's a well-rounded program that includes essential troubleshooting techniques necessary to repair and secure a wide array of computer networks and electronic devices.

This new Diploma course will give a person with no prior computer experience the skills and confidence needed to enter the IT Security field.

Cyber Security is one of the fastest growing fields in IT and many organizations employ specialists to help keep their information systems safe. Financial institutions, health care, aviation, utilities are among the many industries that IT Security technicians are employed.


Course Descriptions

The IT Security course assumes no prior computer experience. It expands on CIE's Computer Security Specialist certificate program to include lessons on Network Defense and Countermeasures, Security Techniques and Ethics.

It was designed for the distance learning student and gives them the knowledge to master Cyber Security.

Introduction to Computers online course1. Introduction to Computers
Learn the fundamentals and terms associated with today's digital world including computers, mobile devices, Internet research, apps, programs and digital security.

Students understand the components of a system unit, operating system and utility program. Obtain a strategy to purchase the right computer or mobile device.

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Applied Ethics online course2. Applied Ethics
Extensive coverage of issues such as file sharing, infringement of intellectual property, security risks, Internet crime, identity theft, employee surveillance, privacy and compliance.

Students gain an excellent foundation in ethical decision-making needed for future IT professionals.

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Computer Security online course3. Computer Security
This course was designed to be the gateway into the entire field of computer security. It brings together all the basic concepts, terminology and practical skills essential to security.

Topics include virus attacks, hacking, spyware, network defense, firewalls, VPNs, cyber terrorism and industrial espionage.

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Firewalls and VPNs online course4. Firewalls and VPNs
Introduction to the concepts of firewalls and VPNs along with the techniques used to attack hosts and networks. Learn TCP/IP protocol suites and basic firewall requirements.

Step-by-step guideleines for installation, designing and implementing a virtual private network are described. See how to analyze log files with network forensics.

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Network Defense and Counter Measures online course5. Network Defense and Countermeasures
Cover the concepts related to protecting a network against an attack. A review of network operation is accompanied by theoretical threats to networks and the best possible countermeasures are shown.

Administrative policies that keep networks secure are covered as well.

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Security Policies and Awareness online course6. Security Policies and Awareness
Learn all the need-to-know information about staying secure, including maintaining a secure environment and how to avoid security attacks.

Topics include Intro to Security, Desktop Security, Internet Security, Personal Security, Wireless Network Security and Enterprise Security.

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IT Security
24 @ $85


  • Enroll on-line in Course 7C.
  • Includes educational resources like instructor support, a video library and online exams.
  • Call (800) 243-6446 with any questions or e-mail us.
  • Courses available to residents of the United States, Australia and countries located in North America. Ohio residents will be enrolled under standard tuition rates.

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How Does Distance Learning Work?

Distance learning studentThe IT Security curriculum was created specifically for the distance learning student.
It was designed to educate students who live at a distance from a college.

It contains 63 lessons that you can complete at home. CIE's step-by-step method of learning allows you to complete each lesson at your own pace when it's convenient
for you.

When you finish a lesson you can take your exam on-line on CIE's e-grade Web
site anytime you want - day or night! Your test will be processed and your score
emailed back to you.

Instructor support is included with tuition. CIE's qualified instructors work directly
with you one-on-one to answer your questions and provide you with technical assistance when needed. Questions about course material can be asked via e-mail, chat room, telephone or mail.

Open Enrollment Policy

CIE has an open enrollment policy and you can start this program at any time.

One of the advantages of enrolling with CIE is that you can study at your own pace. Some students go through the program slowly, others at an accelerated level. We can accommodate almost any arrangement that suits you best and with our generous time allotment of 12 months for Course 7C you can be assured to have enough time to complete your program.


Earn a Diploma from CIE

IT Security Diploma

Students graduate with a Diploma in IT Security and will be ready to apply their skills in the IT Security field.

Let CIE help you reach your career goals with a professional Diploma that will reward you every day with a powerful feeling of achievement the rest of your life!




Discover the CIE Advantage

Graduate with a Diploma in IT SecurityCIE makes it easy to get your computer training started with absolutely no risk to you while providing you with all the assistance you’ll need to succeed.

  • 86 Years of Distance Learning Experience
    Earn a Diploma from a school that has been teaching via distance learning for 86 years.

  • Take Your Exams Online
    The course material is sent to your home and you can take your exams from home on our e-grade web site.

  • Full Time Instructor Assistance
    Contact our instructors anytime you have a question with your course work. They’ll help guide you through your studies one-one-one so you never have to study alone.

  • Distance Education
    Study at times that are most convenient for you with our generous time allotment to complete this course (12 months).




Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools Approval

Approved by the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools to offer postsecondary programs of electronics technology, computer technology and electronic engineering technology. Registration Certificate 70-11-0002H.


BBB Accredited Business Cleveland Institute of Electronics

Cleveland Institute of Electronics has been an accredited business with the Better Business Bureau since 1964 with an outstanding rating.

A Better Business Bureau Accredited Business rating means the Better Business Bureau has determined that the business meets accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints.


Student Textbook Responsibilities

Students are responsible for purchasing a limited number of textbooks for this course that are not included in tuition. Please call an Admissions Advisor at (800) 243-6446 if you have any questions.


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