Virtualization & Cloud Computing/ Cyber Security
Every day, hackers and cyber criminals launch new, sophisticated computer viruses, malware, and scams that threaten the data our society relies on. In fact, a February 2018 study from McAfee reports that hackers drain an estimated $600 billion annually from the world economy. Earning your bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity and information assurance can expand the arsenal you need to protect this valuable asset. Cyber Security* is ideal for the IT professional or someone interested in the IT field. If you understand the importance of data and network security in today’s digital world, this nationally recognized certificate could take your career to the next level. Certificate in Cyber Security is a stand-alone, transcribable certificate the demonstrates your proficiency in cyber security. This accelerated program is designed for people who believe that organizations and individuals have a right to keep their digital information secure in today’s global infrastructure. With this certificate, you can become the digital protection people and businesses seek out to keep their sensitive information out of the wrong hands. Within the program you’ll gain the advanced knowledge and skills you need to secure data and protect assets. Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting systems, networks, and programs from digital attacks. These cyberattacks are usually aimed at accessing, changing, or destroying sensitive information; extorting money from users; or interrupting normal business processes. Implementing effective cybersecurity measures is particularly challenging today because there are more devices than people, and attackers are becoming more innovative.

Certificate Of Completion

American Heritage College awards The Certificate in Agile Management with emphasis in Lean Manufacturing to students who successfully complete the program.

Program Prerequisites

This program require a bachelor degree or associate degree and 3 year related work experience.
International students should pass an English as a Second Language proficiency exam prior to be accepted by American Heritage College.

Course Description


  • Principles of Virtualization & Cloud Computing
  • Fundamentals of Internet Security
  • Concepts of Network Security and Risk Management
  • How to Manage Security Risks: Risk Analysis and Management
  • Malware: Types of Malware and Preventing Infections
  •  Cybersecurity Laws

Module 1: Course Introduction

Discussion on Introductions, course logistics, and course objectives.


Module 2: Introduction to VMware Virtualization

Discussion onvirtualization, virtual machines, and vSphere components.

Module 3: VMware ESX and ESXi

Discussion on Introduction to the architecture of ESX and ESXi; and manually configure ESX/ESXi.

Module 4: VMware vCenter Server:

Students learn to install and configure vCenter Server components and manage vCenter Server inventory objects.

Module 5: Networking:

Students learn to create, configure, and manage vNetwork standard switches, network connections, and port groups.

Module 6: Storage:

Students learn to configure ESX/ESXi with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage and to create and manage vSphere datastores.

Module 7: Virtual Machines

Students learn to deploy virtual machines with Create New Virtual Machine wizard and VMware vCenter Converter, modify and manage virtual machines, and perform storage vMotion migrations.

Module 8: High Availability

Students learn to configure and manage a VMware High Availability cluster, and configure fault-tolerant virtual machines using VMware Fault Tolerance.

Module 9: VMware vCenter Convertor:

Discussions on overview of VMware Converter, Installing VMware Converter and Converter Plug-in, Converting/Importing a Physical Machine to Virtual Machine.

Module 10: VMware Clustering and High Availability:

Students learn to Configure and manage a VMware High Availability cluster,Configure fault-tolerant virtual machines using VMware Fault Tolerance.

Module 11: DRS Configuration and Management:

Students learn to configure and manage components of VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) cluster, and Clustering with the use of HA and DRS.

Module 12: Patch Management:

Students learn to manage patching and patch compliance using vCenter Update Manager.

Module 13: Installing VMware ESX and ESXi:

Discussions on ESX and ESXi Installable installation.

Module 14: Access Control and Management:

Discussions on Introduction of Access Control system in VMware vSphere. Students learn to Create/ Manage user/groups, privilege, and Integration with Windows Active Directory.


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