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IT Security Specialist
Why choose IT Security Specialist?
- Prepare for an entry-level position in the large and growing world of cybersecurity.
- A great career choice for creative thinkers and problem solvers who are self-motivated and work well with others.
- Capable IT security specialists are often able to advance to positions of greater responsibility.
Stevens Point Campus
1001 Centerpoint Drive
Stevens Point, WI 54481
What You'll Learn
Graduates of this program understand the security measures needed to safeguard an organization’s electronic files and computer networking infrastructure. Students will be involved in planning, implementing, and monitoring information technology security systems.
Through hands-on projects, you will learn ethical hacking techniques in order to fully understand network vulnerabilities. You will also learn effective ways to implement intrusion detection systems to mitigate security risks. Includes demonstration of the use of computer forensics to help track down and stop potential information security breaches.
Estimated Entire Program Cost
Cost based on the 2020/2021 academic calendar year.
- Tuition & Fees: $9,000.80
- Books: $1,404.25
- Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $0.00
- Total Estimated Cost: $10,405.05
Financial Aid Eligibility
This program is eligible for full Financial Aid.
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MATT MEIS, BS, MBA
Matt earned his bachelor’s in computer information systems from UW-Stevens Point. He also holds an MBA and comes to Mid-State with 13 years of IT industry experience, from software development to advanced cybersecurity threat hunting. He’s stopped criminals from committing fraud and breaking into enterprise systems at one of the top 50 banks in the US. Matt keeps current with new threats through his cybersecurity startup.
“Cybersecurity is a fascinating field that is growing like crazy. I’m passionate about sharing why that is and getting more professionals into this cool line of work!”
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“The education I received at Mid-State was outstanding. The courses focus on practical knowledge and honed my troubleshooting ability. I secured my first position in IT right out of college."
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