Cybersecurity Policy and Governance Certificate (Undergraduate)

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Take control of your organization’s most valuable asset

Data is your organization’s strength. But who decides what information to protect and how to keep it out of hackers’ hands? You can, with our Cybersecurity Policy and Governance Certificate. We’ll equip you with the tools and skills to help businesses and government organizations protect data, manage risk and recover from cyberattacks. This program prepares you to take the EC Council Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO) exam.

In this certificate program, you’ll study:

  • Information security for organizations
  • Response planning for cyberattacks

Pair this certificate with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology­, and you’ll get real-life experience through hands-on IT labs and simulations — all while earning additional credentials to help move your IT career forward.

Learn skills employers are looking for

This certificate educationally prepares you to take the EC Council Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO) exam. Once you finish your coursework, you will be eligible for a discount to take the exam.

Why does that matter? Certifications connect you to a community of cyber professionals, so you can collaborate with other experts. They also show employers that when it comes to cybersecurity, you mean business.

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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.

Relevant curriculum

Enhance your skills for a future in information security leadership with coursework that covers topics like audit management, governance, strategic program development and more. Through our relevant curriculum, you can prepare to take the EC Council Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO) exam. 

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Information Systems Governance cyb405
Information Systems Risk Controls And Auditing Management cyb407
Information Systems Leadership, Projects And Operations cyb409
Information Systems Core Competencies cyb411
Project Cybersecurity Policy And Governance cyb415

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What sets us apart?

When you choose our Cybersecurity Policy and Governance Certificate (Undergraduate), you can:

Enhance your IT career

Prepare to be a leader in information security with coursework that aligns with the EC Council Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO) exam. Also, when you finish your CCISO aligned courses, you’ll be eligible to receive a discount on the EC Council exam.

Learn from IT pros

Programs integrate real-world IT principles taught by faculty with an average of 26 years of experience as CEOs, CIOs, CISOs, IT directors and other industry roles.

Get a certificate that fits your life

Designed for working adults, this program can be completed in short, manageable 5-week courses so you can balance school and life.

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 a Cybersecurity Policy and Governance Certificate, you’ve got the way.

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