Cybersecurity Certificate Program
Credits: 12 Credits (504 Clock Hours)
Self-paced: 8-month completion deadline
The Cybersecurity Certificate Program at Washington Technical Institute provides both introductory and advanced education in cybersecurity and information security management. Key program topics include:
- Identifying and addressing security concerns
- Building proactive security plans
- Personnel management
- Ethical hacking
- Information security processes
With technology advancing rapidly, organizations of all sizes are increasingly focused on cybersecurity. This program helps students develop the sought-after skill set needed for success in this important field. A foundational understanding of development and computer science is helpful.
Students will complete the following courses to earn the Cybersecurity certificate:
CYB-101: Introduction to Information Security
CYB-201: Fundamentals of Network Defense
CYB-301: Information Security Management
CYB-401: Advanced Cybersecurity
Job Outlook for Cybersecurity Professionals:
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the information security analyst career field is projected to grow by 33% between 2022-2030, much faster than average. Those who work in cybersecurity help to develop and execute plans and strategies to help protect an organization’s network and systems. You can find more information here.
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Courses are self-paced and supported by qualified faculty. Students work on their reading, assignments, and quizzes on their own time. This flexibility allows students to study while navigating the rest of their busy lives. Our courses and programs have completion deadlines, but beyond that, students can complete the work on their own schedule. Instructors are always available for questions and support. Students are not required to attend any scheduled class meetings.
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Washington Technical Institute is Regionally accredited by the Middle States Association CESS, and licensed by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education as an institution of higher learning