Cybersecurity Certificate

This certificate program prepares students with an existing IT background for the cybersecurity field in business and government, a field which continues to expand locally and globally. There are many job opportunities available in the Washington metropolitan region, such as Cybersecurity Analyst, Incident Response Analyst and Cyberthreat Intelligence Analyst. Students may select to cover the body of knowledge required for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) by taking the elective IT 535 Advanced Computer Security, or for the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) by taking the elective IT 670 Computer Network Defense. Title IV federal financial aid is not available for this certificate program when taken alone but is available when taken as a component of the M.S. in Cybersecurity or M.S. in Emerging Technology programs.

Two required courses:

  • IT 530: Computer Security
  • IT 570: Cybersecurity: Law, Policy, Ethics and Compliance

Any two of the following:

  • IT 535: Advanced Computer Security
  • IT 537: Computer Forensics and Incident Response
  • IT 560: Cryptography
  • IT 575: Information Security Management
  • IT 588: Cybersecurity Risk Management
  • IT 670: Computer Network Defense