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Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity

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The field of Information Technology is growing quickly, with specialty areas such as cybersecurity analysis expected to grow 28% through 2026. Because of the emerging threats in the delivery of information, expertise in cybersecurity is crucial for any organization.


The Certificate in Cybersecurity from ACU Online is designed for a professional who holds an undergraduate degree and is already working in IT or for someone looking for the skills and knowledge to help them break into this booming profession.


Our certificate courses are industry-aligned, equipping students to be high-performers. The curriculum can help you prepare for the following certifications:

  • CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CSA+)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)


Program Highlights

Example Coursework

  • Information Assurance and Control
  • Risk Management and Compliance
  • Incident Management and Response

Format

  • 100% online


Admissions Requirements

  • Application and $50 processing fee
  • Official Baccalaureate transcript from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher. Provisional admission may be given to students with a 2.5 to 2.99 cumulative undergraduate GPA. The program director will evaluate applications on a case-by-case basis.
  • Resume or CV that includes any related experience in the field of information technology.
  • International applicants will be required to provide TOEFL scores (if applicable) and transcript assessment for degrees completed outside of the United States.

Timeframe

  • 15 credit hours
  • 9-12 months

Scholarships available to all new students. 

Potential Outcomes

  • Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Information Assurance/Security Specialist
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Information Assurance Officer
  • Information Systems Security Manager

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