Cyber and Network Defense Certificate (Undergraduate)

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Approx. program length:

7 months


Credits:

18


Cost per credit:

$398

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Become the first line of defense against cyberattacks

When information is your organization’s most valuable asset, reacting to data breaches after they happen can be a costly mistake. That’s where you come in. With our Cyber and Network Defense Certificate, you’ll learn how to take a proactive approach to network security — spotting weaknesses before hackers can exploit them. Content in this certificate program prepares you to take the EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) exam.

In this certificate program, you’ll study:

  • Ethical hacking principles
  • Secure networking fundamentals
  • Data programming

Pair this certificate with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology-, and you’ll gain real-life experience through hands-on IT labs and simulations — all while earning additional credentials to help move your IT career forward.

Learn skills employers are looking for

This certificate educationally prepares you, and makes you eligible to receive a discount when you take the EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) exam.

Why does that matter? Certifications connect you to a community of cyber professionals, so you can collaborate with other experts. They also show employers that when it comes to cybersecurity, you mean business.

Required courses :

6


Total credits required:

18


Max. number of transfer credits:

3

Requirements and prerequisites

You’ll need 18 credits to complete this certificate program. Credits can be earned through required courses and may vary based on previous experience, training or transferable credits.

Relevant curriculum

Ethical hackers are needed to help protect valuable assets and run secure networks in today's global businesses. Through our relevant curriculum, you can prepare to take the EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) exam.

Core courses

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Linux Fundamentals cyb225
3
Sniffing And Network Analysis cyb227
3
Ethical Hacking Part 1 cyb229
3
Ethical Hacking Part 2 cyb231
3
Ethical Hacking Part 3 cyb233
3
Project Ethical Hacking cyb235
3

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What sets us apart?

When you choose our Cyber and Network Defense Certificate (Undergraduate), you can:

Prepare for your IT career

Coursework aligns with the EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification exam. As part of your program, you’ll also get hands on experience with the EC Council iLabs software and complete a penetration testing report on a simulated cyberattack, in addition to being eligible to receive a discount on the EC Council exam.

Learn from IT pros

Coursework aligns with the EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification exam. As part of your program, you’ll also get hands on experience with the EC Council iLabs software and complete a penetration testing report on a simulated cyberattack.

Get a certificate that fits your life

Designed for working adults, this program can be completed in short, manageable 5-week courses so you can balance school and life.

Take the next step

It’s time to let your education prepare you for the next phase of your career. You’ve got the will. And by taking one course at a time toward a Cyber and Network Defense Certificate, you’ve got the way.

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