Advanced Cybersecurity (Certificate)

Continue Learning with an Online Advanced Cyber Security Certificate

The Advanced Cybersecurity program is designed to help you become a cybersecurity professional by focusing on areas associated with the CISSP certification, including risk management and mitigation, access control and authorization methods, disaster recovery practices and standards, social engineering, cryptography, and legal implications.

What will I learn?
You’ll go beyond Network+ and Security+ into areas associated with the CISSP certification, such as risk management and mitigation, access control and authorization methods, disaster recovery practices and standards, social engineering, cryptography and legal implications. And you’ll get hands-on exposure to security scenarios through standard tools and virtual labs.

What careers can I pursue with this advanced cyber security certificate online?
By completing this program, you should be able to advance your career in the cybersecurity industry. Or you could transfer your certificate credit into an online degree program with Grantham.

How long is this online cyber security certificate program?
At 19 credit hours, this online cyber security certificate program is designed to be completed in 8 months. It could take less time depending on how much transfer credit you receive and how many classes you take each term.

How much will the cyber security online certificate cost?
The undergraduate rate is $265 per credit hour – lower if you’re a member of the military, a veteran or part of a military family. Grantham also offers scholarships and financial aid for those who qualify.

When can I start?
Courses begin weekly, so we’re ready when you are.

Call us at (888) 947-2684 to learn more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities or enrollment process.

Advanced Cybersecurity Certificate Program Outcomes
After successfully completing this cyber security certificate program, you will be able to:

  • Assess and analyze threats to information systems
  • Evaluate the standards, processes, methods and tools used to mitigate risk
  • Analyze key attributes to various access control methods and authorization techniques
  • Compare and contrast various ciphers and encryption standards
  • Identify elements and processes for developing, testing and implementing business continuity plans
  • Examine methods for reducing security risks arising from the human element and organizational culture and structure
  • Identify legal and ethical issues surrounding global information systems security

University Professional Outcomes
Grantham University prepares graduates to succeed in a variety of professional and civic settings by incorporating these five critical life skills into the curriculum:

  • Communication – competence in effective written and oral communication
  • Critical Thinking – ability to analyze problems, reflectively process information and formulate solutions
  • Respect for Diversity – awareness of and appreciation for varieties of human experiences and social structures
  • Professional, Ethical and Social Responsibilities – responsibility to the greater societal good and an applied ethical framework in decision making
  • Lifelong Learning – definition for and acquisition of a continuing pursuit of educational needs throughout their professional lives

Learn how an online degree from Grantham could change your life and ignite your career success. Our online classes are a great fit for active duty military, veterans, military spouses, military personnel, high school graduates, government employees, etc. Contact us at (888) 947-2684 to find out more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities and enrollment process.

Course Highlights & Curriculum

Textbook Information

Full curriculum

Course Title Credits
GU100 Student Success 1
IS355 Risk Management 3
IS360 Disaster Recovery 3
IS431 Access Control Systems 3
IS440 Human Decision and Security Engineering 3
IS450 Security Trends and Legal Issues 3
IS461 Cryptography 3
Program and core: 19
Electives (0): 0
Total: 19

Additional online degree details

Degree level: Certificate
Delivery method: Online
Availability: Available

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