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This certificate provides students with opportunities for an entry-level career in cybersecurity or to augment their education with a better understanding of the cybersecurity discipline. It is the first of two stackable certificates that together complete a Technical Certificate in Cybersecurity Fundamentals. The certificate may be earned independent of a degree program.
To earn the Cybersecurity Fundamentals I CP, a student must complete 1 Computer Programming course, 1 Cybersecurity course, 1 System Security course, and 1 Technology Ethics course. Options for courses that satisfy this requirement at the various 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 additional coursework outlined belowI will also complete the Technical Certificate: Cybersecurity Fundamentals. Designed by regional chief information security officers, CyberLearn’s Technical Certificate: 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.
Requirements for the Technical Certificate in Cybersecurity Fundamentals include:
Courses to complete the Technical Certificate: Cybersecurity Fundamentals include:
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. This course will also cover inherent security design flaws and network attack 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). Students who complete this certificate will be considered “workforce-ready” in cybersecurity and will be eligible for high-paying jobs so that they can work in the industry while completing the BS Cybersecurity through its multiple, flexible pathways.
Requirements for the Technical Certificate in Advanced Cybersecurity include:
The Cybersecurity Governance Certificate program provides students with a more non-technical career pathway in cybersecurity. This course stacks on top of the Certificate of Proficiency in Cybersecurity.
Courses for the Certificate in Cybersecurity Governance include:
Human Behavior and Privacy
Cybersecurity Legal and Compliance
The Digital Forensics Certificate program provides students with the knowledge and skills for a career pathway in digital forensics.This course stacks on top of the Certificate of Proficiency in Cybersecurity.
Courses for the Certificate in Digital Forensics include:
The Cybersecurity Operations Certificate program provides students with the knowledge and skills to begin working in a cybersecurity operations center. This course stacks on top of the Certificate of Proficiency in Cybersecurity.
Courses for the Certificate in Cybersecurity Operations include:
The Software Security Certificate program provides students with knowledge and skills for career pathways in software security. This course stacks on top of the Certificate of Proficiency in Cybersecurity.
Courses for the Certificate in Software Security include:
Intro to Computer Systems and Assembly Language:
The Data Security Certificate program provides students with the knowledge and skills for specialization in cybersecurity data protection. This course stacks on top of the Certificate of Proficiency in Cybersecurity.
Courses for the Certificate in Data Security include:
Database Concepts I: