About this course
Computer security specialists may plan, coordinate, and implement an organization’s information security. These workers may be called upon to educate users about computer security, install security software, monitor the network for security breaches, respond to cyber attacks, and in some cases, gather data and evidence to be used in prosecuting cyber crime. The responsibilities of computer security specialists has increased in recent years as there has been a large increase in the number of cyber attacks on data and networks.
Computer programmers write, test, and maintain detailed programs that computers must follow to perform their functions, as well as conceive, design, and test logical structures for solving problems by computers. Computer programs tell the computer what to do – which information to identify and access, how to process it, and what equipment to use. Many programmers update, repair, modify, and expand existing programs.
Computer support specialists and help-desk technicians provide technical assistance, support, and advice to customers and other users. These troubleshooters interpret problems and provide technical support for hardware, software, and systems.
Network administrators design, install, and support an organization’s local-area network (LAN), wide-area network (WAN), network segment, Internet, or intranet system. They provide day-to-day on site administration support for software users in a variety of work environments. They maintain network hardware and software, analyze problems, and monitor the network to ensure its availability to system users.
Web designers are responsible for developing and maintaining World Wide Web (WWW) sites for public and private organizations. Business and industry (both large and small) need web professionals to develop and maintain corporate web sites (intranet, extranet, and internet sites).
- Applicants from countries where English is not the official language are required to submit official transcripts showing a minimum of 500 on the paper-based version of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), 61 on the internet based TOEFL, or 173 on the computer based TOEFL test, or a 5.5 or greater on the International English Language Testing* (IELTS).