Cyber Security Management (Professional Certificate)

Experts in cybersecurity management are in growing demand across business, industry, and government. Gain the skills to enter this field with a professional certificate in Cyber Security Management.

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Prepare for a career in the management of information security with a professional certificate in Cyber Security Management.

The professional certificate in Cyber Security Management is awarded by completing the following three courses: Cyber Security Technologies, Cyber Security Management, and an additional elective. Most often these courses can be successfully completed in one year or less.

Core coursework covers attack mechanisms, vulnerabilities, countermeasures, network security protocols, and encryption, as well as access control systems and methodology, business continuity and disaster recovery planning, and legal issues in information system security. Elective courses explore specific areas of cybersecurity. Hands-on projects and discussions on ethics and current and future computer technologies are incorporated into the coursework.

Program Overview

The professional certificate in Cyber Security Management is awarded by completing the following three courses: Cyber Security Technologies, Cyber Security Management, and an additional elective. Hands-on projects and discussions on ethics and current and future computer technologies are incorporated into the coursework.

Career Opportunities

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary of an information security analyst is $99,730. For those working in management, salaries are upward of $136,000.

Job growth is expected to increase 32 percent through 2028.

Those interested in pursuing this award must complete at least three courses. 

Pursuing this professional certificate would be best served by receiving guidance from a program manager. Some courses may be taken simultaneously and some may require prerequisites. Allowing a program manager to assist in planning the sequence of courses would ensure a successful and enjoyable experience.

Required Courses:

Electives:

A single elective may be chosen from the following:

Participants must have knowledge of PC hardware and software, knowledge of operating systems, and knowledge of file and directory concepts for acceptance into the professional certificate in Cyber Security Management. An additional question-and-answer session regarding prerequisite knowledge may be required for admission. Contact the professional certificate manager and coordinator for more information.

Prerequisites for Students with no Background in Networking