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Most of the courses in the Cyber Defense path at JCCC track industry certifications. These are valuable to employers. Students are strongly encouraged to pursue them to increase their skillset and marketability.

The certifications our program tracks are:

  • Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA PenTest +
  • CompTIA Security +
  • Linux Professional Institute-LPIC-1
  • Microsoft 365 Certified: Fundamentals
  • Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals
  • PCEP Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer

Discounted vouchers are available for many exams. Talk to your instructor for details.

Transfer Agreements

For students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree, the JCCC Information Technology-Networking degree transfers credit to the below programs. All students are strongly encouraged to contact a counselor to plan appropriately.

University of Central Missouri: Networking Technology, B.S.  
University of Central Missouri: Cybersecurity, B.S.


JCCC maintains many partnerships with key industry leaders to maintain high quality curriculum that aligns with standard certifications.