Advanced Cybersecurity Certificate (Undergraduate)

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Turn your technical skills into an Advanced Cybersecurity Certificate

Today’s tech-reliant world has created a high-stakes environment in which IT security analysts must stay one step ahead of cyberattackers. Become part of the solution. With our online Advanced Cybersecurity Certificate program, you’ll gain the technical knowledge you need to step into the fast-growing field of IT security, helping keep computer systems safe from data breaches and cyberattacks. You can earn the certificate one 5-week course at a time — without putting your job and life on hold.

In this certificate program, you’ll study:

  • Information assurance
  • Systems security
  • Risk management
  • Cybersecurity
  • Enterprise security

Pair this certificate with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology­. You’ll get real-life experience through hands-on IT labs and simulations while earning additional credentials to help propel your technology career.

Learn skills employers are looking for

This certificate can help you prepare to sit for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) and EC-Council’s Certified Secure Computer User (CSCU) certification exams.

Why does that matter? Certifications connect you to a community of cyber professionals so you can collaborate with other experts. They also show employers you’re serious about understanding cybersecurity strategy.

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Requirements and prerequisites

You’ll need 18 credits to complete this certificate program. Credits can be earned through required courses and may vary based on previous experience, training or transferable credits.

Transfer credits

Earn your degree faster. Transfer eligible college credits or, if you have industry or professional certifications such as EC-Council’s Certified Secure Computer User (CSCU) or the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®), you can apply to have relevant certifications or licenses evaluated for potential college credit. Industry certifications may help you get credits waived at no additional cost to you. Contact an enrollment representative at 844.YES.UOPX for more information.

Relevant curriculum

Cybersecurity professionals are needed to help protect valuable assets and run secure networks in today's global businesses. Through our relevant curriculum, you can prepare to sit for the Certified Information Systems Security Practitioner (CISSP) or EC-Council’s Certified Secure Computer User (CSCU) industry certification exams.

Core courses

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Fundamentals Of SSCP cmgt230
Intro To Information Assurance & Security cmgt400
Enterprise Security cmgt430
Information Systems Security cmgt431
Introduction To Cryptography cmgt432
Cyber Security cmgt433
Information Systems Risk Management cmgt442
Foundations Of Security cyb110

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What sets us apart?

When you choose our Advanced Cybersecurity Certificate (Undergraduate), you can:

Learn from IT pros

Our programs integrate real-world IT principles taught by faculty with an average of 26 years of experience in industry roles such as CEOs, CIOs and IT directors.

Finish your degree faster

Transfer eligible college credits or apply to have relevant industry certifications or licenses evaluated for potential credit.

Prepare for your career

Gain IT skills through courses that align with the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and EC-Council’s Certified Secure Computer User (CSCU) certification exams.

Take the next step

It’s time to let your education prepare you for the next phase of your career. You’ve got the will. And, by taking one course at a time toward an Advanced Cybersecurity Certificate, you’ve got the way.

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