Certifications and Job Info


The Computer Network Systems and Security (CNSS) degree at Bay College has been certified and accredited by the Committee on Network Security Systems, formally known as NSISST/NIST benchmarks.  CNSS certification, developed by a consortium of government agencies including the NSA\CIA\FBI, verifies that students in the degree program have learned how to safeguard data integrity, system access, and system forensics and reporting and fault tolerance techniques.

The CNSS degree at Bay College became one of only 170 colleges and universities in the nation to attain this certification in 2007.  Recently, CNSS Instructors re-accredited the curriculum and the CNSS program is still the only Upper Peninsula college or university to have achieved it.  Certification verifies the student is both highly skilled hands on and passed an academically rigorous curriculum related to systems security and information assurance.  While receiving the certification update, CNSS instructors attended the re-accreditation ceremony in Florida and participated in training related to mobile forensics training and how to implement CyberSecurity curriculum in K-12 schools.

CNSS Department Job Line for March 2015 - job opportunities in the Central Upper Peninsula
MTA program

In 2011, Bay College became a Certiport Microsoft Technology Associate prep and testing center for degree students.  Both CNSS and Network Administration degree students take CNSS courses and may access MTA test prep materials, take practice MTA tests, and sit for Microsoft Technology Associate certifications...for free (costs embedded in course fees)!   Take CNSS classes and earn Microsoft certifications as part of your classes.  Leave Bay College with a degree and certifications....Smart!
-MTA Networking Fundamentals

-MTA Windows Operating Systems Fundamentals

-MTA Server Fundamentals (Windows 2012R2 Server)

-MTA Security Fundamentals

All CNSS students automatically receive the benefits of the Microsoft IT Academy, that provides free Microsoft Operating Systems just for enrolling in CNSS classes.  Windows 7 & 8, even the new Windows Server 2012R2 yours to keep!  Membership has its privileges!!
Microsoft IT Academy