Kubernetes Security

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Kubernetes Security provides students the knowledge and skills to perform a broad range of best practices for securing container-based applications and Kubernetes platforms during build, deployment and runtime. This program helps prepare students for the Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS) certification exam. Industry professionals in the field of information technology security will benefit from adding a specialization in Kubernetes security to their skill sets.

Details

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Field of Interest
Computer and Information Technology
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Kubernetes Security (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5937N
Total Credits Required
7-13
Catalog Year
2022-2023
Effective term
Fall 2022
Notes

This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course in the program.

What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Setup Kubernetes Cluster using security policies and best practices.
  2. Restrict access to Kubernetes API through Cluster Hardening.
  3. Perform overall system hardening using appropriate tools.
  4. Manage microservice vulnerabilities using OS level security best practices.
  5. Use analysis to scan for known vulnerabilities and secure the supply chain.
  6. Perform analysis to detect and mitigate known and unknown threats.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

Computer and Information Systems Managers

$135,910

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include FYE101 and FYE103. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
CIS126RH or
CIS126DL
Red Hat System Administration I or Linux Operating System OR May be waived by permission of Instructor 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
CIS238DL or
CIS238RH
Linux System Administration or Red Hat System Administration II OR May be waived by permission of Instructor 0–3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
CIS252 Introduction to Kubernetes Administration 4

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
CIS255 Introduction to Kubernetes Security 3
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

This certificate is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Kubernetes Security (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=173551).


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