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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Identity Security and Access Management Certificate

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Total Credits: 19

Major Number: 5929
CIP Code: 11.0301

Program Description

Identity and access management (IAM) is a discipline in Cybersecurity and business discipline that “enables the right entity or individuals to access the right resources at the right times and for the right reasons.” It deals with the need to ensure appropriate access to resources across increasingly heterogeneous technology environments and to meet increasingly rigorous compliance requirements. Identity is not just the new perimeter anymore, Identity is the perimeter and consequently security. The explosion of cloud computing, SaaS, IoT, and mobile computing has completely destroyed the old, fortress-style model of security that was based on network security, firewalls, and VPNs.

This certificate provides an in-depth hands-on overview of the field of Identity Security and Access Management and related security components to enable effective design and implementation of a secured IAM architecture. This certificate provides students with an opportunity to explore identity/access to control access to Cloud resource, eliminating vulnerabilities in identification and authentication processes, compromising multiple identities, exploiting Object ID identities, making identities portable with Secure Tokens, and examining on-premises and cloud-based identity security management.

Program Prerequisites

Course placement into MATH 0070  or above, or completion of MATH 0030  or MATH 0060  with a grade of C or higher, course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940  with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051  with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052  with a grade of C or higher and successful completion of ECT 1001  with a grade of C or higher or proof of current A+ certification or demonstrated, relevant work experience or instructor consent.

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Program Requirements

Total Credits: 19

Career/Occupational Elective Requirements


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MnTC Elective Requirements


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Additional Requirements


Program Information

General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

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Program Note


Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships

See the Century College website for information regarding transfer.
This program is intended primarily for employment preparation rather than transfer to a four-year institution. Some courses may not transfer to a number of four-year colleges. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you may wish to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals, look at programs designed for transfer, and develop a plan.

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program students will be able to:

  • Describe how to manage Identities in a digital World.
  • Explain how to eliminate vulnerabilities in identification and authentication processes.
  • Implement Single Sign-On (SSO) for a SaaS application.
  • Manage cloud-based identity.
  • Design and implementing Identities in a PKI.
  • Implement identity lifecycle using with certificate.
  • Create organizational identity management policy using FICAM.

Program Contact Information

Israel Alade 651.773.1787 Room 1743 East

Sample Plan


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