Cyber Security Certificate

Cyber security is more important than ever, with government and private sector networks being exploited at an unprecedented scale. As these threats grow, the cyber workforce needs to understand and protect the critical components upon which the economy, government, and national security are built. 


The Cyber Security certificate program provides students with a foundational knowledge of vital cyber aspects, including operations, laws, and policies. 


Program Scope and Sequence 
The Cyber Security certificate comprises three required courses; the first two courses must be taken consecutively; a certificate will be awarded upon completion. 


Who Should Attend 
This program will be beneficial to professionals working in the cyber realm who want to expand their knowledge, as well as individuals interested in transitioning to a cyber-related position. 

Students should understand the roles of the three branches of the United States government and basic Constitutional concepts. Knowledge of networks is also helpful. 


Program Objectives 
Students who complete the program will have a deeper understanding of cyber operations, laws, and policies. The program will also help prepare students to sit for the Certified Information Systems Security Professions (CISSP) exam. 


Continuing Education Units 
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are awarded based on a standard of one unit per ten (10) hours of classroom contact. 


Note: The University reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. 

Fall 2021/spring 2022 course schedule below: 

Course Details 
SWENG 5179: Foundations of Cyber Operations 
With the increase of cyber-attacks and exploitation, it is vital that the cyber workforce be able to combat attacks and exploitation. This course covers the foundational network security methods and concepts, protocols, cyber security principles, and knowledge of cyber threats and vulnerabilities. 
Fall 2021 course information: 6 to 9 p.m., Tuesdays, August 24 through October 5, via Zoom 
$1,295 with a $100 discount for registering by August 17
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SWENG 5178: Principles of Cyber Law and Policy 
Cyber activities and cyber operations are subject to a diverse array of U.S. federal laws, state laws, constitutional law, and regulatory policies, as well as international laws. This course explores fundamental concepts designed to help ensure that cyber operations are consistent with the laws and values of society. 
Fall 2021 course information: 6 to 9 p.m., Tuesdays, October 19 through December 7 (no class on November 23), via Zoom
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SWENG 5172: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Exam Preparation 
This 30-hour course consists of face-to-face lectures, classroom discussions, and practice exams. At the end of the course, the instructor will review with students how to schedule the CISSP exam and provide links to practice tests to prepare. 
Fall 2021 course information (this class occurs in early 2022): 6 to 9 p.m., Tuesdays, January 11 through March 15, 2022
$1,795 ($500 discount if taken as the third course in the certificate) 
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