The Cybersecurity Specialist program is a part-time program designed to provide a practical understanding of activities related to the protection of information and technology assets of an organization. Students will develop necessary skills and competencies to conduct risk analysis, implement technical security controls, and handle day-to-day cybersecurity operations in organizations.
Program Aligned with In-demand
Capstone Cybersecurity Industry Project for Portfolio Development
Two Certification Bootcamps & Test Prep Material Included
Career Xcelerator for Job Readiness, Professional Growth & Employment Support
Four Industry-Oriented Courses Taught by Expert Instructors
Program prepares you for positions of:
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Earn Professional Certificate in Cybersecurity Specialist recognized by the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) - Division of Private Occupational Schools (DPOS)
You will complete four courses learning about cybersecurity risk management, cybersecurity infrastructure and technologies, enterprise cybersecurity operations, and cybersecurity project.
Cybersecurity Risk Management
This course focuses on managing cybersecurity risks. It will help participants prepare in conducting risk assessment based on industry best practices. We will cover cost-benefit analysis in determining effective technical controls to be implemented. The participants will learn about risk mitigation techniques and challenges with risk management. It presents different risk management methodologies and standards widely in use in industry.
Cybersecurity Infrastructure & Technologies
This course will introduce participants to cybersecurity technologies essential to defend an organization from cyber-attacks. We will cover securing networks, software, and IT infrastructure. The participants will learn about principles of computer security and cryptography along with establishing user authentication and access controls. This course will prepare participants to handle a wide range of issues related to intrusion detection and prevention systems, wireless and mobile device security, virtualization, and cloud computing.
Enterprise Cybersecurity Operations
This course will prepare participants to effectively manage cybersecurity operations. We will focus on developing cybersecurity program for an organization. It will cover leading industry accepted models along with national and international standards. The participants will learn how to plan for business continuity and implement technologies to recover from disasters. We will apply effective incident handling techniques to mitigate consequences from cybersecurity incidents.
Cybersecurity Capstone Project
Students are required to complete a cybersecurity project to complete this program. The project is a practical demonstration integrating knowledge accumulated over the courses. Students may develop a project on a topic of interest pertaining to cybersecurity infrastructure, risk management, enterprise cybersecurity operations, or disaster recovery.
348 Learning Hours
Learning hours dedicated for Lectures, Labs, Exercises and Project Activities across all courses. (Expect to spend additional hours each week to study and complete assignments)
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Eligibility: High School Diploma
Prospective students must have a high school diploma or equivalency diploma to be accepted for enrollment. (Alternatively, eligible students may complete an ability to benefit test.)
Step 1: Application
Complete a simple online application form including a statement of interest.
Step 2: Interview
Schedule an interview. The interview is designed to gauge candidates who are driven and have a strong interest in pursuing a career in cybersecurity.