Concern over cybersecurity is no longer limited to defense contractors and government agencies, but has expanded into national retail and day-to-day consumer operations. Signs indicate that the demand for employees trained in cybersecurity is now surpassing the supply of qualified experts. Cybersecurity IT specialists are needed in fields such as finance, professional services, manufacturing, and defense sectors, among others.
The Cybersecurity Certificate program is designed for students with a bachelor’s degree in any field from a regionally-accredited institution and will provide you with the skills necessary to become a system/network administrator with an emphasis on cybersecurity.
Our daily life, economic vitality, and national security depend on a stable, safe, and resilient cyberspace.
– Department of Homeland Security
How the program works
The certificate requires the completion of ten 2-credit courses, with students following one of two tracks initially based on either the Red Hat Enterprise Linux or Debian Linux operating systems. Students will progress through the curriculum with each course building on the previous courses.
Each of the ten courses is comprised of two modules: one online and one on-campus.
The Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate offering is contingent upon approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.