- School of Engineering and Computing
- Type of Degree: Certificate
- Location: Online
- Credit Requirements: 19
This certificate is designed for the student who has earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution and would like to obtain the skills required to work as a security engineer, penetration tester, or network defense analyst. In lieu of a bachelor’s degree, a student may enroll in this program if they have worked for a minimum of two years in the cybersecurity field.
This certificate program is not a Title IV eligible educational program and does not qualify for federal financial aid.
These certificates are designed for the student who has already earned a degree from an accredited institution and would like to obtain higher-level skills. A student pursuing these certificates should have prior academic work or equivalent work experience.
To earn a certificate, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA for the entire certificate of at least 3.0. Courses in which the final grade is below a C don't count toward the certificate, but with permission from the host department, a subsequent course may be substituted. For a student with a particularly strong background, up to two courses may be waived with permission.
A student with a certificate in Cybersecurity will be able to:
- Understand the concepts and applications of security algorithms and protocols
- Design information systems that are resistant to internal and external threats and verify the design’s effectiveness
- Understand the concept of intrusion detection and forensic analysis
- Understand laws, regulations, policies, and ethics as they relate to cybersecurity
- Understand current and emerging threats and threat vectors at the strategic and operational levels
- Scholarships: While there are no program-specific scholarships available at this time, additional scholarships are available.
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