Learn how to become part of the solution for today’s tech-reliant world. With our online Advanced Cybersecurity Certificate program, you can develop the technical knowledge to step into the fast-growing field of IT security, helping keep computer systems safe from data breaches and cyberattacks. You’ll get real-life experience through hands-on IT labs and simulations while developing a broad knowledge of cybersecurity to help prepare you for your technology career.
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This course is an introduction to information assurance and security in computing technology. Topics include risk management; protecting information in the enterprise; business continuity and disaster recovery planning; threats and remediation; legal, ethical, and professional issues; and considerations within systems development processes.
This course prepares the student to plan, install, configure and maintain a secure wireless infrastructure. Topics covered include basic radio frequency (RF) technologies, regulations and standards, protocols and devices, network implementation, network security, RF site surveying, antenna concepts, wireless network architecture, wireless local area network (LAN) hardware and software, along with network design, installation and management.
This course covers the managerial and technical considerations related to access controls, authentication, external attacks, and other risk areas facing an enterprise. This course will also survey the techniques to prevent unauthorized computer and facility access as well as the concepts for protecting the hardware and software assets of an enterprise.
This course introduces students to the concept of information systems security within the framework of a major security certification—the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) certification. It provides an overview of the new eight domains of the CISSP® certification and prepares students for more detailed work in the subsequent program courses. This course focuses on the policies, processes, and technologies that are implemented to protect an organization's data, information system, network, and assets. Critical components of information systems security will be covered during this course to include secure network and communications, identity and access management principles, security assessment and training methodologies, and security operations.
This course explores the evolution from information security to cybersecurity, policy and cybersecurity development, and the relationships between business and public- or private-sector organizations in meeting the challenges of cybersecurity threats. Students will be introduced to the legal and regulatory requirements for internal network and internet security as they apply to both business and personal use. Vulnerabilities of both the organization and the individual will be reviewed, as well as the processes and controls for mitigating cybersecurity threats. The need for an IT audit and risk assessment will also be explored as part of the vulnerability or mitigation process, as well as the need for development of an organization-wide cybersecurity policy.
This course reinforces student's knowledge of the types of risks that information systems professionals need to consider during the development and implementation of computer-based information systems. This course will survey remedies and prevention techniques available to address the risk areas presented. Organizational policies, project management, and procurement considerations will also be analyzed and applied to development, implementation, and use of computer-based information systems.
General Education Courses
Requirements: 18 credits
You’ll need 18 credits to complete this Advanced Cybersecurity Certificate.
6 Core Courses
Here’s where you’ll pick up the bulk of your program-specific knowledge. By the time you finish these courses, you should have the confidence and skills needed in this field.
Attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night because our online classroom is available 24/7/365. Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for an Advanced Cybersecurity Certificate.
Your prior eligible college credits can save you time and money, helping you graduate faster. That’s why we’ve accepted credits from 5,000+ institutions. Check to see if you can apply eligible transfer credits from an institutionally accredited university or college toward a degree of your choice.
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When you earn your on campus or online Advanced Cybersecurity Certificate, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. You’ll learn how to:
Integrate elements of security in a networked environment
Coordinate the use of information security tools within an organization
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth in information security analyst occupations is projected to be much faster than average from 2022 and 2032.
The BLS Projected Growth for 2022-2032 is published by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. This data reflects the BLS’ projections of national (not local) conditions. These data points are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.
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