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Graduate Certificate Programs in Cybersecurity

Choosing to enroll in a graduate certificate program is one way for students to further their education after completing a bachelor’s degree.  This type of program generally gives students expert knowledge on their chosen career fields, preparing them to succeed upon entry into the workforce. What is a graduate certificate in cyber security? This kind of problem usually gives students a… Read more

Choosing to enroll in a graduate certificate program is one way for students to further their education after completing a bachelor’s degree.  This type of program generally gives students expert knowledge on their chosen career fields, preparing them to succeed upon entry into the workforce.

What is a graduate certificate in cyber security? This kind of problem usually gives students a more complete knowledge of how to protect businesses and government from cyber fraud. During the program, students usually study broad topics such as how networks and infrastructures are created and managed, how to secure electronic documents, and how to protect information. Students may also take classes in cryptography to prepare them to create cyber security software.

Many skills are needed for students to excel in the cyber security field, and a graduate certificate program can usually help develop them. Strong computer and problem-solving skills could enable students to understand cyber risks and prevent issues from arising, possibly leading to future job promotions. Analytical skills may benefit students in personal endeavors as well as professional ones.

While most graduate certificate programs take a year to complete, the price varies drastically among schools. Each university has its own cost of tuition, so the best way to determine the cost of the program is usually to contact schools directly.

With digital technology becoming more advanced, the IT job field is growing rapidly, providing students who hold a degree in cyber security with many interesting career opportunities. Positions as penetration testers are usually available, or students can pursue careers as security engineers or forensic computer analysts. Many choose to work as security systems administrators. Others find work as security architects and consultants.

By offering online classes, universities around the world are meeting the demand students have for flexible schedules. Enrolling in online programs can also give students who live remotely the chance to pursue higher education. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of Michigan-Flint
Flint, USA

In an increasingly interconnected world, information is exposed to a growing number and a wider variety of risks. Threats such as malicious code, ransomware and malware, sophi ... +

In an increasingly interconnected world, information is exposed to a growing number and a wider variety of risks. Threats such as malicious code, ransomware and malware, sophisticated phishing, and denial-of-service attacks have become more common and ambitious. This makes implementing and maintaining information security vital to the protection of data. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 72 months
English
Sep 2021
Campus
Online
 
EC-Council University
Albuquerque, USA

EC-Council University’s Graduate Certificate Program focuses on the competencies necessary for cybersecurity professionals to become managers, directors, and CIOs. Students wi ... +

EC-Council University’s Graduate Certificate Program focuses on the competencies necessary for cybersecurity professionals to become managers, directors, and CIOs. Students will experience not only specialized technical training in a variety of IT security areas, but they will also acquire an understanding of organizational structure and behavior, the skills to work within and across that organizational structure, and the ability to analyze and navigate its hierarchy successfully. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 9 months
English
Sep 2021
Online
 
SANS Technology Institute
Bethesda, USA

Large and critical segments of enterprise networks are outsourced to cloud service providers (CSPs) such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). ... +

Large and critical segments of enterprise networks are outsourced to cloud service providers (CSPs) such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). This creates new types of vulnerabilities and incredible opportunities for cybersecurity professionals with specialized skills. Designed for working information security professionals, the highly technical 12-credit-hour graduate certificate in Cloud Security prepares you to navigate your organization through the security challenges and opportunities presented by cloud service, and identify the risks of the various services offered by CSPs. You'll learn from some of the world's top cybersecurity experts, gain hands-on technical experience you can apply immediately on the job, and emerge with 4 industry-recognized GIAC certifications. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
18 - 24 months
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 

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Fanshawe College
London, Canada

Without proper protection, our networks are vulnerable to black-hat hackers, identity thieves, and spammers. There are few people who have the skills and education needed to w ... +

Without proper protection, our networks are vulnerable to black-hat hackers, identity thieves, and spammers. There are few people who have the skills and education needed to ward off the enemies lurking behind computer screens, ready to thwart firewalls, infiltrate networks and corrupt servers. If you've been thinking of a career protecting the systems that run our networks and economy, the Network and Security Architecture program will prepare you for this in-demand field. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
Online
 
Centennial College
Toronto, Canada

Centennial College's Cybersecurity program is a one-year graduate certificate offering designed to address the industry's increasing demand for well-educated security professi ... +

Centennial College's Cybersecurity program is a one-year graduate certificate offering designed to address the industry's increasing demand for well-educated security professionals in the public and private sectors. This School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science program will educate you on how to protect computers, applications, and networks from unauthorized and malicious users or software. It will cover the key cybersecurity concepts of cryptography, cyber forensics, and network security in addition to topics such as mobile network security, cloud security, and ethical hacking techniques and tools. This Cybersecurity program will also address supporting concepts of information system security that are integral parts of cybersecurity. To enhance your applied learning experience, you'll learn current IT security tools, policies, and techniques that were established in collaboration with the College's industry partners. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Online
 
Edith Cowan University Online
Perth, Australia +2 More

Be a trusted leader at the forefront of cybersecurity. Accelerated and 100% online, the Graduate Certificate of Cyber Security engages with and provides a pathway for, informa ... +

Be a trusted leader at the forefront of cybersecurity. Accelerated and 100% online, the Graduate Certificate of Cyber Security engages with and provides a pathway for, information technology professionals seeking to commence or further progress their careers in the cybersecurity domain. It is also relevant to those seeking to enter the IT professionals who have no previous experience in the cyber discipline. The Graduate Certificate consists of only three core units and can be used as a stepping stone into the Graduate Diploma which requires completion of another three units. Additionally, both of these courses can provide a pathway into the Master of Cyber Security for those who do not meet the entry requirements of the Master programme. -
Graduate Certificate
Part-time
6 months
English
12 Jul 2021
07 Jul 2021
Online
 
Mohawk College
Hamilton, Canada

Protect the digital systems of today and beyond. Graduate with the essential skills for cyber threat detection and mitigation. Combine experiential learning in our cyber labs ... +

Protect the digital systems of today and beyond. Graduate with the essential skills for cyber threat detection and mitigation. Combine experiential learning in our cyber labs with independent online learning. -
Graduate Certificate
English
Sep 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Deakin University
Burwood, Australia

In today’s digital world, cyber-attacks are becoming everyday occurrences. Cybersecurity professionals are employed to protect organisations in all sectors from cyber-attacks ... +

In today’s digital world, cyber-attacks are becoming everyday occurrences. Cybersecurity professionals are employed to protect organisations in all sectors from cyber-attacks and are in high demand. This course can prepare you for a successful security career anywhere in the cyber world. -
Graduate Certificate
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Engineering
Amherst Center, USA

The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department offers a graduate certificate in Computer Systems Security consisting of five courses from its graduate curriculum. Th ... +

The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department offers a graduate certificate in Computer Systems Security consisting of five courses from its graduate curriculum. These courses provide a solid foundation in state-of-the-art techniques in securing computer systems. -
Graduate Certificate
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
SANS Technology Institute
Bethesda, USA

Designed for working professionals in information security, information technology, and audit, the graduate certificate program in Cyber Defense Operations is a 12-credit-hour ... +

Designed for working professionals in information security, information technology, and audit, the graduate certificate program in Cyber Defense Operations is a 12-credit-hour sequence of highly technical, hands-on courses focused on teaching the applied technologies used to defend and secure information assets and business systems at an organization. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
18 - 24 months
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
SANS Technology Institute
Bethesda, USA

Designed for working InfoSec and IT professionals who want to develop a technical base in cyber skills, the Cybersecurity Engineering (Core) graduate certificate program spans ... +

Designed for working InfoSec and IT professionals who want to develop a technical base in cyber skills, the Cybersecurity Engineering (Core) graduate certificate program spans from an introductory survey of fundamental information security tools and techniques to a more advanced study of the interrelationships between offensive and defensive information security best practices. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
18 - 24 months
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
SANS Technology Institute
Bethesda, USA

As digital crime and intrusions have increased, so has the need for professionals inside organizations who can identify and respond to incidents before they are discovered by ... +

As digital crime and intrusions have increased, so has the need for professionals inside organizations who can identify and respond to incidents before they are discovered by clients or customers. Designed for working professionals in information security, information technology, and audit, the graduate certificate in Incident Response is a highly technical 13-credit-hour program focused on developing your ability to manage both a computer and network-based forensic investigation as well as the appropriate incident responses. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
18 - 24 months
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
SANS Technology Institute
Bethesda, USA

Designed for working professionals in information security, information technology, and audit, the graduate certificate in Industrial Control Systems Security is a highly tech ... +

Designed for working professionals in information security, information technology, and audit, the graduate certificate in Industrial Control Systems Security is a highly technical, hands-on 12-credit-hour program focused on teaching the applied technologies used to defend and secure industrial control systems, operations technology, and cyber-physical systems. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
18 - 24 months
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
SANS Technology Institute
Bethesda, USA

Designed for working InfoSec and IT professionals, the graduate certificate in Penetration Testing & Ethical Hacking is a highly technical 13-credit-hour program focused o ... +

Designed for working InfoSec and IT professionals, the graduate certificate in Penetration Testing & Ethical Hacking is a highly technical 13-credit-hour program focused on developing your ability to discover, analyze, and understand the implications of information security vulnerabilities in systems, networks, and applications in order to identify solutions before others exploit these flaws. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
18 - 24 months
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
SANS Technology Institute
Bethesda, USA

Designed for working information security professionals, the 15-credit-hour graduate certificate in Cybersecurity Management prepares you to build and execute strategic plans ... +

Designed for working information security professionals, the 15-credit-hour graduate certificate in Cybersecurity Management prepares you to build and execute strategic plans that resonate with business executives, create an effective information security policy, design and deploy information security environments, and lead, inspire, and motivate cybersecurity teams. You'll learn from some of the world's top cybersecurity experts, gain hands-on technical and leadership experience you can apply immediately on the job, and emerge with 5 industry-recognized GIAC certifications. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
18 - 24 months
English
Campus
Online
 

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