This certificate prepares students to earn certifications in:

  • CompTIA Security+
  • Cisco CCNA Security
  • Microsoft MCSA Server 2012 

This program is not Financial Aid eligible.

Students will have the skills for jobs in Network and Computer Systems Administration and Information Security Analysis, and/or to continue their education, e.g. in NHTI’s Microsoft Servers Certificate program.

Specific Admission Requirements

Successful completion of IST 108C, IST 153C, and IST 280C, or permission of the Department Chair of Information Technology.

There is a growing demand for network and computer system administrators in New Hampshire. In September 2015, the job search site Indeed.com listed over 35 network technician and 108 information security analysts and similar jobs open in the state. National median salaries are $55,660 (salary.com, September 2015). Job growth in this field is projected at 30.8% for Information Security Analysts and 12.8% for Computer System Administrators in New Hampshire through 2022.

Information Technology Security Certificate

Course NumberCourse TitleCLLABCR
IST 165CInformation Security223
IST 263CNetwork Security223
IST 281CAdministering Windows Server223
IST 284CAdvanced Windows Server Configuration223
CL – Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
LAB – Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
CR – Number of credit hours for the course


of students qualify for financial aid