Certificate in Cybersecurity

  • Program Overview

    Become a cybersecurity analyst — a vital member of an organization’s network security team.

    Evenings and Saturdays, on-site in Beverly

    Cybersecurity is an increasingly important concern in both the public and private sector, with a predicted global job shortage of two million cybersecurity professionals by 2019. This post-baccalaureate graduate-level course certificate program focuses on developing professional skills through an understanding of computer network security principles, human behavior, systems, cyber forensics, and the strategies and agencies (federal and state) that are intended to secure the nation from cyberattacks.

    This program prepares students to sit for the CompTIA Security+ exam, and covers the exam fee.

    • 4-course, 12 credit graduate-level certificate
    • Expert faculty with real-world experience from DHS, FBI, and military branches
    • Personal advising
    • Networking opportunities and job placement support

    Available jobs in this field continue to grow nationwide. One of them can be yours. 

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  • Curriculum

    Program of Study

    Learning Outcomes

    At the completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

    • Identify cybersecurity threats and understand the laws, policies, strategies, and agencies that are intended to secure and protect the nation from those threats
    • Evaluate cyber criminals and malicious software with the use of hands on cyber investigative tools to analyze risks and identify how to better protect networks
    • Identify and understand computer components, networking terminology and concepts, and the vulnerabilities and risks of physical and wireless networks to develop and implement cybersecurity incident response and recovery procedures

    Required Curriculum

    HLS 555 - Cybersecurity for the Homeland Security Professional
    HLS 610 - Cybersecurity Analyst
    HLS 611 - Information System Hardware and Networking
    HLS 612 - Information System Security

    Total Certificate Requirements - 12 credits

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