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CyberLearn Arkansas is your gateway to filling one of the thousands of cybersecurity openings in the state! The following certificates are stackable and certify completers for employment at each level.
This “byte-sized” certificate typically is completed in one semester and provides students with opportunities for an entry-level career in cybersecurity or to augment their education with a better understanding of the cybersecurity discipline.
Because a basic understanding of cybersecurity is increasingly necessary in the knowledge economy, this certificate was designed for learners of all backgrounds. The Certificate of Proficiency Cybersecurity Fundamentals includes broad and cross-cutting cybersecurity topics to supplement any discipline of study or profession so that learners can improve cybersecurity protections for the systems they encounter in their field of work.
It is the first of two stackable certificates that together complete a Technical Certificate in Cybersecurity Fundamentals. The certificate may be earned independently of a degree program.
To earn the Cybersecurity Fundamentals Certificate of Proficiency, a student must complete one (1) Computer Programming course, one (1) Cybersecurity course, one (1) System Security course, and one (1) Technology Ethics course.
NOTE: These courses also serve as a gateway to additional incremental certificates in cybersecurity and the Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity at UA Little Rock. Courses available fall 2022; certificate available spring 2023 pending AHECB and HLC approvals.
Options for courses that satisfy this requirement at participating University of Arkansas campuses are:
Computer Programming: (3 hours)
Introduction to Cybersecurity: (3 hours)
Introduction to System Security: (3 hours)
Technology Ethics: (3 hours)
Learners who complete the CP Cybersecurity Fundamentals I and the additional coursework outlined below will also earn the Technical Certificate in Cybersecurity Fundamentals. Designed by regional chief information security officers, CyberLearn’s Technical Certificate in Cybersecurity Fundamentals (21 credit hours) ensures that certificate holders will have the skills and knowledge to supplement their education and profession with a basic understanding of cybersecurity.
NOTE: TC Cybersecurity Fundamentals will “stack” into an Associate of Applied Science degree and UA Little Rock’s Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity. “Byte-sized” certificates are available at the 3000 and 4000 course levels at UA Little Rock. Courses available fall 2022; certificate available spring 2023 pending HLC approval.
Requirements for the Technical Certificate in Cybersecurity Fundamentals include:
Completion of Certificate of Proficiency in Cybersecurity Fundamentals I
Completion of the following courses at participating University of Arkansas institutions:
Discrete Mathematics: Emphasizes applications of mathematics in computer science and other areas of modern technology. The topics include mathematical reasoning, set theory, proofs by induction, number systems, relations, directed graphs, trees, and related topics of study (3 hours).
Network Security: Fundamentals in network protocols and design, routing, local and wide-area communications and wireless networks. Additionally, this course will cover inherent security design flaws and network attacks, as well as network defense mechanisms, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and an introduction to secure protocols (3 hours).
Access Control: Covers logical and physical access control policy and mechanisms for cyber systems. Also covers the role of authorization, identification, authentication, and monitoring in access control (3 hours).
College Algebra (prerequisite for Discrete Mathematics)
The Technical Certificate in Advanced Cybersecurity was designed by chief information security officers (CISOs) from Arkansas industries. Students who complete this certificate are considered “workforce-ready” in cybersecurity and are eligible for employment in high-paying industry jobs while completing the Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity at University of Arkansas Little Rock online or on-campus.
Requirements for the Technical Certificate in Advanced Cybersecurity include:
Certificate of Proficiency in Cybersecurity Fundamentals I
Technical Certificate in Cybersecurity Fundamentals