Cybersecurity Concepts (Certificate)

Advance with an Online Cybersecurity Concepts Certificate

More than 1.9 million records are lost or stolen every single day.* With every hack, breach and cyberattack, the need for educated and qualified online security experts becomes more pressing. Make your start in this rapid-growth industry with a certificate in Cybersecurity Concepts from 100% online Grantham University.

What will I learn in this online cyber security training program?
What is cyber security? It’s what protects the heart of our information-age civilization. Learn the principles, practices, policies and standards for securing information. Use hands-on simulations and virtual labs to learn how to configure and secure computer networks. Take practice exams to prepare for CompTIA Network+ and Security+ certification exams.

What careers can I pursue with this online cybersecurity concepts certificate?
By completing this program, you should be able to pursue entry-level positions in cybersecurity. Or you could apply this credit directly into one of Grantham’s associate or bachelor’s degree programs.

How long is this cybersecurity concepts online program?
At 16 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 it 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.

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

  • Identify the layers of the OSI model
  • Explain common networking protocols
  • Set up and troubleshoot various network topologies
  • Categorize threats and vulnerabilities to a network or information system
  • Explain and apply different strategies for securing networks or information systems
  • Determine the components and strategies for the implementation of an information systems security plan
  • Identify relevant laws and standards applicable to information systems security and computer crime

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

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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
CS216 Computer Networks 3
CS316 TCP/IP 3
IS211 Introduction to Information Systems Security 3
IS311 Security Operations 3
IS411 Network Security 3
Program and core: 16
Electives (0): 0
Total: 16

Additional online degree details

Degree level: Certificate
Delivery method: Online
Availability: Available
Starts:Weekly

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