Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate

Earn your cybersecurity certificate online with CSU

Digital information is more essential and valuable than ever before. As the challenge of securing that information grows, the demand for experts with cybersecurity training will continue expanding across industries.

This online graduate certificate program will give you the knowledge to excel in the rapidly evolving field of digital information management and security. Learn to identify vulnerabilities within systems and mitigate a wide range of IT-related risks for organizations. Gain the skills to take on a leadership role as an IT security professional.

What you will learn

By completing this program’s four AACSB-accredited courses, you will learn how to evaluate weaknesses in an organization's IT systems and make recommendations to improve regulatory compliance, reporting, and operational performance. After mastering new programming concepts, you will gain significant hands-on experience in both attacking and defending virtual systems. You will also demonstrate how to set up and troubleshoot both computer networking hardware and software.

The content in these cybersecurity courses blends business and technical approaches to provide you with the most practical, relevant training so you can confidently address a wide range of cybersecurity challenges. Complete coursework at home and on your schedule to earn your graduate certificate in as little as two semesters.

Prepare to enter a rapidly growing career field

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, information security analysts with the right skills and experience can expect to earn an average annual salary of $99,730. Job growth in this field is also projected to grow by 32% between 2018 and 2028, much faster than the average growth for all professions.

Apply credits toward your master’s degree

Every credit earned in this certificate can later be applied toward your Master of Computer Information Systems graduate degree (after formal admission per University transfer policies). Note that successful completion of this certificate does not guarantee admission into the master’s program.

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