Cyber Security Technologies (Professional Certificate)
Experts in cybersecurity engineering, analysis, and administration are in growing demand across business, industry, and government. Gain the skills to enter this field with a professional certificate in Cyber Security Technologies.
Learn the skills needed to enter a career as a cybersecurity engineer, analyst, or administrator with this professional certificate program.
The professional certificate in Cyber Security Technologies is awarded after completing both the Cyber Security Technologies and Network+ Certification Training courses, in addition to at least one elective. Most often these courses can be successfully completed in one year or less.
Core coursework covers a wide range of cybersecurity topics including evolving data network technologies, protocols, network components, and the networks that use them, focusing on the internet and related local area networks (LANs), as well as attack mechanisms, vulnerabilities, and countermeasures. Hands-on projects and discussions on current and future computer technologies are incorporated into the coursework.
The professional certificate in Cyber Security Technologies is awarded after completing both the Cyber Security Technologies and Network+ Certification Training courses, in addition to at least one elective. Hands-on projects and discussions on current and future computer technologies are incorporated into the coursework.
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.
Related job titles include security engineer, assurance analyst, and system administrator.
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.
An elective third course may be chosen from the following:
- IT-S 818 Secure Software Programmer - Java
- IT-S 828 Database Security
- IT-S 838 Cyber Forensics
- IT-S 839 Steganography
- IT-O 841 Network+ Certification Training II
- IT-S 843 Vulnerability Analysis and Control
- IT-S 849 Cyber Security Technologies: Projects and Advanced Methods
- IT-S 855 Mobile Device Forensics
- IT-O 856 Linux+ Certification Training
- IT-S 857Introduction to Cyber Warfare
- IT-O 858 Introduction to Open Source Software
- IT-S 858 Operating System Security
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 Technologies. An additional question-and-answer session regarding prerequisite knowledge may be required for admission. Contact the certificate program manager and adviser for more information.