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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

NOCTI and Nocti Business Solutions (NBS) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Cybersecurity Fundamentals (4224)

Course Category: 


NOCTI and NBS Approved Area Test Centers throughout the United States.

September 2019 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Student will be able to: Identify different types of cybercrimes; Communicate incident handling and the response process; Identify risk (e.g., categorize, mitigate, accept, defer); Identify basic cybersecurity terminology; Identify different types of cryptography; Distinguish between steganography and cryptography; Describe different encryption and decryption methods; Identify attackers through threat modeling; Describe vulnerabilities in information systems and file systems; Describe procedures necessary for finding and containing malware and viruses; Interpret current laws and regulations to provide updates to organizational security policies; Identify different types of attacks and applicable responses; Apply procedural concepts necessary to configure security systems and validate security; Understand importance of hardware and software updates and patches; Define social engineering; Describe an access control list; Identify different methods of identification, authentication, and authorization; Describe different biometric devices; Identify the appropriate placement of biometric devices; Apply procedural concepts required to use forensic tools (e.g., hashes); Determine the important content of event logs in forensics; Recognize that devices are kept in the same state as they were found; Apply procedural concepts required to discover evidence on different file systems and operating systems; Identify the chain of custody and implement the proper handling of evidence. 


NOCTI and NBS exams assess an individual's end-of-program knowledge and skills in an online proctored proficiency examination format.  In addition, some programs administer a performance component test to assess application of skills.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Cybersecurity, Information Technology or Computer Information Systems (10/19).