Online Certificate in Cybersecurity Management

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4 Courses
8 Months
100% Online

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Protect organizations from growing risk

Cybercrime is on the rise – and the demand for trained and certified cybersecurity professionals is at an all-time high.

Today's security professional needs to function in a variety of disciplines and must understand not only computing and technology systems, but also business processes, risk management, data management, law and regulatory compliance.

This certificate will prepare you for roles in security operations, risk management and incident response in the government and private sector. You'll gain a foundational understanding of cybersecurity principles, data handling best practices and network controls needed to protect an organization. No prior experience in computer science is required to launch your career in cybersecurity.

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What Will I Study?

  • Best practices for creating cybersecurity policies, performing risk assessments, and security incident response handling
  • The fundamental principles of cybersecurity
  • The importance of information governance policies, procedures, regulations and laws
  • The incident response and mitigation process, including business continuity, disaster recovery and incident response concepts
  • Network security concepts, threats and attacks
  • Physical and logical access controls

Why Study Cybersecurity?

  • Pursue advanced learning in a growing field
  • Add an emphasis to an existing major of study
  • Highlight a specialization in your current or future occupation, and/or
  • Demonstrate higher-level learning in these areas to graduate schools


This course introduces you to the fundamental concepts of cybersecurity. You'll explore the safeguards and countermeasures prescribed for an information system to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the system and its information. You'll also learn about the threats and vulnerabilities facing computer systems and the tools and techniques used to secure them.

This course introduces you to computer networking and network security concepts, including the types of networks and devices. You'll take a detailed look at the types of access controls, including physical and logical controls, and will learn how to identify different kinds of threats and attacks.

This course focuses on the importance of maintaining availability of system operations during unplanned disruptions. You'll learn concepts related to each of the three distinct plans that are vital to the survival of any organization facing out-of-the-ordinary operating conditions. In this course, you will examine the incident response and mitigation process, including business continuity, disaster recovery and incident response concepts.

This course provides you with knowledge on the day-to-day operations of a security program, including the use of security controls and risk mitigation strategies of an organization. You will learn about best practices in securing data, such as data encryption, configuration management, implementation of security policies, and security awareness training.

How to Apply

  1. Apply Online

    Create an account with a username and password and complete the certificates application online for admission into any of the certificate programs

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  2. Connect with Enrollment Counselor

    An enrollment counselor will reach out about any next steps to get started in the certificate program.

  3. Pay Tuition Deposit

    To hold your spot, you’ll need to submit a $100 tuition deposit, which will apply toward tuition for your first course.

  4. Enroll in Courses

    You’ll enroll in the first course of your certificate program!

Tuition and Financial Aid


Tuition for all online certificates costs $499 per credit hour. Each class is generally three credits. The total cost for the Certificate in Cybersecurity program is $5,988 over an eight-month period.

Payment plans are available.

Keep Moving Forward


Credits you earn in this certificate program will count toward a bachelor’s degree in our Adult Degree Program. If you’re interested in learning more about applying credits to a bachelor’s degree, contact our adult degree admissions team today!


Leah Gomes

Leah Gomes

Admissions Counselor, Adult Degree Program