About this Program
Note: This program was previously titled Applied Cybersecurity.
There has never been a better time to work in information security. Systems and data are constantly under attack, and tech professionals and managers must be able to stay ahead of the game and deploy the latest tools and strategies to protect their valuable data.
This certificate program provides a thorough technical review of cybersecurity issues and gives you hands-on experience in combating common threats. You’ll investigate different types of attacks and learn how to apply protective measures to all aspects of a company’s technology and business operations. Make sure that your skills are up to date and your systems are well-defended in the pitched battle for information security.
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Software developers, designers, architects and analysts and people with programming, database, system or network administration experience, who want to become security analysts. This program is also good for IT managers who want to get hands-on in defense of their company's systems.
To apply, you must have one of the following:
- One year of work experience in systems, database, security or network administration
- One year of work experience in software development or IT
Those who need help meeting the infrastructure administration requirements should consider enrolling in our Network & System Administration course.
Including time in class, you should expect to spend about 6 to 8 hours each week on coursework.
If English is not your native language, you should have at least intermediate English skills to enroll. To learn more, see English Language Proficiency Requirements – Noncredit Programs.
Because this offering is 100% online, no visa is required and international students are welcome to apply. For more information, see Admission Requirements for International Students.
- Access to a computer with:
- A recent operating system and web browser
- At least 8GB of RAM
- Ability to install and run a variety of security tools
- High-speed internet connection
- Headset and webcam (recommended)
Earning the Certificate
You earn a certificate of completion by adhering to the program's attendance policy and successfully completing all required courses. For more information, see Earning the Certificate.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
- How to identify the latest data threats and attacks
- Cutting-edge protective strategies for implementing and administering organization-wide security measures
- Approaches for securing locally hosted networks and for data stored with cloud services
- Tools and techniques for specific threat categories
- Emerging trends in the field
PREPARE FOR CERTIFICATION
By completing this program you’ll be better prepared to take professional security certification exams, including Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
Alumni working in field
Boeing, Microsoft, Amazon, University of Washington, Vulcan, Facebook
Projected job growth for information security engineers in Washington state (2018-2028)
Average salary for information security engineers in Washington state
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