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Undergraduate Certificate inCYBER SECURITY

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Take your IT career to the next level by gaining the expertise necessary to combat cyber threats

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CSU-Global’s Undergraduate Certificate in Cyber Security* is ideal for the IT professional or someone interested in the IT field. If you understand the importance of data and network security in today’s digital world, this nationally recognized certificate could take your career to the next level.

Advance your existing IT knowledge to protect data and information from cyber threats by learning how to secure digital materials. Gain the skills necessary to differentiate between various information security models, evaluate network vulnerabilities, gain valuable knowledge of ethical and legal issues surrounding information security and much more.

If you’re currently in, or want to join the following fields, this certificate will give you the knowledge necessary to excel.

  • Network administration
  • Security analysis
  • Systems architecture
  • IT management

The Undergraduate Certificate in Cyber Security is a stand-alone, transcribable certificate the demonstrates your proficiency in cyber security. The certificate you earn at CSU-Global is recognized nationally by educational institutions and professional organizations.

* This certificate is eligible for Title IV financial aid.

 

CISSP Alignment

Coursework in the Undergraduate Certificate in Cyber Security aligns with 7 of the 8 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) domains.

That means you’ll have the knowledge you need to sit for your CISSP certification exam with minimal test preparation. Our courses set you up for career success so you’re always able to evolve and add new skills to this constantly changing profession.

What is CISSP certification?

CISSP certification is the ideal credential for people with technical and managerial competence, skills, experience, and credibility to design, engineer, implement, and manage an overall information security program that protects organizations from sophisticated attacks.

CISSP certification was the first credential in the field of information security to meet stringent professional standards. CISSP certification is an objective measure of excellence and a globally recognized standard of achievement.

Should you earn CISSP certification?

CISSP certification can advance the careers of people working in the following positions and related roles:

  • Security consultant
  • Security manager
  • IT director/manager
  • Security auditor
  • Security architect
  • Security analyst
  • Security systems engineer
  • Chief information security officer
  • Director of security
  • Network architect

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Career Outlook

The Undergraduate Certificate in Cyber Security can earn you the credential you need to excel in this fast growing industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the cyber security field is projected to grow much faster than the average growth rate of other fields. That means this is the right time to get the credentials you need.

Not only is this profession growing faster than average, which increases the likelihood that jobs will be available, but with this certificate, you could also earn an average salary of $90,120 annually, or $43.33 per hour. With that salary you’re in the top 28% of all wage earners according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Possible careers in cyber security include:

  • Information security analyst - develop and implement cyber security measures to protect computer system networks.
  • Network architect - design and build local area networks (L ANs), wide area networks (WANs), and intranets.
  • Computer support specialist - provide service and assistance to network users and equipment.
  • Database administrator - store, organize, and secure sensitive data using specialized software.
  • Web developer - build and publish optimized websites, improving their performance, security, and capacity.

If you’re ready to take your cyber security knowledge to the next level to earn the career you want, then let CSU-Global help you get there.

Program

Program Description

The Undergraduate Certificate in Cyber Security advances IT professionals’ understanding of cyber threats, information assurance, and digital crime investigation. Students will develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities to secure organizational data as information security experts in an information technology-dependent enterprise.

Students interested in these courses should have a firm knowledge of basic computer skills and information security including the ability to understand the controls and concepts needed to safeguard organizational data.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the ability to differentiate between various types of systems security threats that can lead to the loss of a major system security goal.
  • Demonstrate comparative understanding of benefits gained from applying various security measures to enterprise infrastructure.
  • Evaluate the impact of hacker and computer espionage activities on the overall security of the organization.
  • Describe and utilize methods and tools to maintain access to systems during penetration testing.
  • Identify the common attacks on IT networks and explain how the motivations behind them have evolved over time.

Courses

  • ITS315: Introduction to Networks

    This course provides an overview of computer networks including operating systems, networks, the internet and information system design, and the roles and responsibilities of technology professionals. Students are prepared for CompTIA Network+ and Testout Network Pro certification exams. Students also learn about wireless network and network security, and develop the ability to diagnose and troubleshoot common networking problem and issues.

  • ITS350: Information Systems and Security

    Education in the need for security, planning, cryptology, and security technologies. Prepares students for CompTIA Security+ certification exam.

  • ITS360: Introduction to Cyber Security and Digital Crime

    Students will learn about information security threats, dangers, and risks that organizations face in the workplace as well as the ability to analyze potential vulnerabilities that can have an adverse impact on digital assets.

  • ITS415: Principles of Cyber Security

    This course provides an overview of cybersecurity threats, compromises and the related protection mechanisms. Topics include security of communications, networks and infrastructures. The course also discusses best practices in security policy formulation, cyber forensics and prevention of cybercrimes. Overall, the course introduces the latest developments in the field. (This course is also offered through CBE. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an "EX" suffix.)

  • ITS425: Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing

    This course provides students with the experience needed to secure information systems against attacks such as viruses, worms, as well as other system weaknesses that pose a significant danger to organizational data by using ethical hacking and penetration testing to uncover common techniques used by cyber criminals to exploit system vulnerabilities.

  • ITS455: Digital Forensics and Investigations

    This course provides students with an insight to cyber security professional intrusion detection methods, information security tools, and preventative measures to information security risks. Students will learn how to respond to cyber breaches which includes the recovery, preservation, analysis of digital crime scene evidence, and proper incident response to cyber criminals. (This course is also offered through CBE. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an "EX" suffix.)

Cost and Schedule

Cost

We understand the sacrifice needed to invest in your education. Our promise to you is an affordable, high quality education with low tuition rates, no out-of-state premiums or student fees. Best of all, the CSU-Global Tuition Guarantee ensures that your tuition rates will not increase from enrollment thru graduation. Invest in your education, career, and future without breaking the bank.

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Schedule

With 100% online classes that start monthly, you complete your coursework when it’s most convenient for you. No set class times or locations lets you continue to work full-time, take care of your family, travel the world, or whatever else you want while you invest in your education.

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