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Frequently Asked Questions

Pre-registration along with pre-payment is required to attend the course; you can take all four classes or an individual class. Cancellation and refund policy: When a class is cancelled, students will receive a full refund. Students who cancel their registrations prior to the first day of the class will get full refund minus a $20 processing fee. Once the class begins, no refund will be given.
  1. To register; click the Network Management & Security link under Workforce Development (left menu). Choose a class from the Training Schedule
  2. Enter Your Contact Information (required fields are highlighted with an asterisk). Next, click the "Confirm" (blue button) on top of the form.
  3. "Payment Summary" screen will show the course (e.g., Certificate in Network Management & Security, NMS-1: Fundamentals of Information Security). Click the "Enter Credit Card Information" button.
  4. Please note that any discounted price will not be shown until the payment confirmation page.
  5. On the "Invoice/Payment Options" screen, click the "Continue" button. Major credit cards are accepted.
  6. On the "Please verify the following information" screen, click the Confirm Payment button.
  7. The "Online Payment Success" screen will show your confirmation number; you will receive a confirmation email after submitting your payment.

Veterans, current and former UHCL employees, students and alumni are eligible to receive a 30% discount on courses if the student registers by the end of the early-bird discount period. the early-bird discount period runs until seven (7) days before the start of the class(es). The course discount will be automatically applied upon registration with a valid UHCL ID number or veteran discount code. Note: Before completing the registration form, veterans should contact the CSI office to get his/her veteran status verified and to receive a discount code.

The attendee should have a good working knowledge of computers and networks, and some exposure to information security and privacy concepts and practices.

Students who have successfully completed the training will be equipped for entry-to intermediate-level cyber security jobs in ensuring system and network security. The courses are taught by experienced instructors, with many years of experience in information security, mission systems security, IT security operations and managerial and executive experience.

Students must withdraw from a course prior to the first day of the class will get full refund minus a $20 processing fee. Once the class begins, no refund will be given.

  • The primary goal of this course is to understand the fundamental ingredients that make up a sound network security program and how all the elements integrate, all of which is intended to effectively prepare the attendee to successfully sit for the examinations for CompTIA's Security+ or (ISC)² System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP), CompTIA's Network+ or Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT), Cisco's Certified Networking Associate (CCNA), and the Cisco Certified Networking Associate Security (CCNA Security) certifications.
  • A secondary goal of this course is to provide a moderately deeper understanding of each element of an information security program so that the attendee gains an understanding of the element's functioning and the security requirement met by it. This aspect is intended to enable the attendee to participate in and contribute to the development of a secure network architecture.
  • A subsidiary goal of this course is to provide the foundational basis for more advanced and detailed study in the area of Information Security and related network technologies.

Students who have successfully completed all four courses (NMS-1, NMS-2, NMS-3, and NMS-4) will be awarded a UH-Clear Lake certificate in Network Management & Security. Students who have successfully completed an individual course will be awarded a UH-Clear Lake certificate for that course. Each of the courses prepares the student to pass an industry certification exam. However, the exam itself is not included in the cost of the NMS curricula; students will schedule the exam with the respective certification organizations through a testing center.

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Additional Information

The classroom, unless otherwise announced, is located in D201, which is located in the Delta Building of the University of Houston-Clear Lake campus. The Cyber Security Institute's second lab is lab located in D158a and will used during overlapping classes as needed.
Cyber Security Institute
University of Houston-Clear Lake
2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, Texas 77058

During the class meeting hours (Friday, 3-8 pm and Saturday 8 am-1 pm), parking at UHCL is not enforced, so you may park anywhere in the parking lots next to the Delta Building, except for the reserved and the handicapped parking areas.

For the first day of the class, please arrange to arrive at the classroom no later than 10 minutes before the class starts.

The textbook(s) will be distributed to students on the first day of the class. You only need to bring your own pens and note pads.

Feel free to bring a laptop or other device for note taking.


  • Cyber Security Institute

    Phone: 281-283-3808

    Delta Building, 147
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 40
    Houston, TX 77058-1002