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Cybersecurity Online Undergraduate Certificate Program

Format

100% Online

24/7 Access to Coursework

Semester Schedule

Two 7-Week Terms Per Semester

Three Semesters Per Year

Credit Hours Required

15*

Time Commitment

10-17 hours per course per week*

*Some courses in this certificate program may have prerequisites. Cost

Cost per Credit

$318

$250 Active Duty Military

Fees

Fast & Free Application

Apply By

April 10, 2020

Classes Start

May 11, 2020

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April 17: 2:00 PM

Explore Cybersecurity

Gain a foundation in an in-demand industry (including knowledge over 19 key applications and platforms, listed below) with Champlain's online cybersecurity certificate, and enter this growing field with a credential employers will respect.

This certificate can be taken as a stand-alone program, or can be used as a stepping stone on the way to obtaining your online bachelor's degree in cybersecurity, computer forensics & digital investigations, or economic crime investigation.

A Nationally Recognized Leader in Cybersecurity

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Champlain is a nationally recognized leader in cybersecurity and digital forensics education and home of the Senator Patrick Leahy Center for Digital Investigation & Cybersecurity. With a robust faculty of expert-practitioner instructors who have significant experience working for top organizations and are sought-after thought leaders in the field, we specialize in building agile cybersecurity and digital forensics programs that the meet mission-critical needs of today's businesses, nonprofit organizations, and state and federal governments.

Champlain has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the U.S. National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security since 2006, and Champlain cybersecurity programs have been named best in the nation by SC Magazine. Champlain is also designated as a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence by the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) Air Force Office of Special Investigations - the fifth college in the nation to receive this distinction.

Build Your Career Future

We understand how important it is for busy working adults to gain knowledge and expertise quickly, which is why our cybersecurity certificate coursework is applicable to the workplace from day one. Whether you've already earned an undergraduate degree or you're currently pursuing your bachelor's degree, a cybersecurity certificate is a great way to earn a credential in the field, get your resume noticed, and demonstrate proficiency in a focused area of knowledge.

Academic Excellence and Recognition

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Regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education

US News & World Report Best Online Programs Bachelor's Badge 2020

Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report

Military Friendly School Badge

Designated as a Military Friendly School for our commitment to the military community

Top Degrees MBA Program Designation Badge

Named among the top MBA programs by Abound/Colleges of Distinction

Gain New Skills with a Certificate

Cyber security careers are expected to grow 32% between 2018 and 2028, significantly higher than the average growth for all fields, as a result of increase cyber threats across all industries.

*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 2019

Top Reasons to Pursue a Certificate

  • Enter a new field
  • Build new skills
  • Gain knowledge on your way towards a degree
  • Differentiate your resume
  • Earn a credential
  • Demonstrate proficiency in a focused area of learning
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Program Details

Learn more about Champlain's 100% online cyber security undergraduate certificate, designed for working professionals.

Champlain's online cyber security courses encompass the top skills needed by today's information security professionals.

This exciting course introduces students to the myriad software tools and best practices for handling digital evidence. Labs utilize Champlain College Online's Forensic VDI and challenge students to begin building their skills, from creating a hash value for a forensic copy with X-Ways Forensics and FTK Imager, to examining evidence with The Sleuth Kit (TSK), Autopsy and/or EnCase.

Prerequisites

Complete CMIT-135 and CMIT-140

This course will introduce foundation subject matter and technologies that are critical to the multidisciplinary landscape of cybersecurity.

Prerequisites

Complete CMIT-130 and CMIT-135.

In this class, students take an intense look at networks and the ways that we provide appropriate controls and technology to provide security to them, while using Wireshark and NMAP as supporting tools.

Prerequisites

Complete NETW-215.

CYBR-320 covers strategies, techniques and technologies used in attacking and defending information systems, and how to design secure networks and protect against intrusion, malware and other hacker exploits. Students will use the Security Onion Linux distribution and the Security Onion toolkit and will perform some log analysis. However, the course has its bigger focus on best practices.

Prerequisites

CYBR-240, CFDI-240, CYBR-210.

This is a course on how to find and exploit vulnerabilities in systems. While discussing the ethical and legal framework of these activities, students will use Google search techniques (a.k.a. Google Hacking), online applications, including Damn Vulnerable Web Application (DVWA), and Champlain’s virtual environments equipped with Kali Linux, Metasploitable, Nessus, Nexpose, NMAP, Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP), W3AF, Burp, and Security Administrator Tool for Analyzing Networks (a.k.a. SATAN), among other tools.

Prerequisites

Take CMIT-135,WEBD-125 and WEBD-220 or CYBR-210

Graduates of the online cybersecurity certificate program will demonstrate the following industry-specific skills, knowledge, and competencies:

  • Evaluate the computer network and information security needs of an organization.
  • Measure the performance of security systems within an enterprise-level information security system.
  • Troubleshoot, maintain, and update an enterprise level information security system.
  • Implement continuous network monitoring and provide real-time security solutions.
  • Autopsy
  • Burp
  • Damn Vulnerable Web Application (DVWA)
  • EnCase
  • Forensic VDI
  • FTK Imager
  • Google Hacking
  • Kali Linux
  • Metasploitable
  • Nessus
  • Nexpose
  • NMAP
  • Security Administrator Tool for Analyzing Networks (SATAN)
  • Security Onion 
  • The Sleuth Kit (TSK)
  • W3AF
  • Wireshark
  • X-Ways Forensics
  • Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP)

Champlain College Online's cybersecurity faculty, led by Cybersecurity Program Chair Kathleen Hyde, MCIS, MBA, are expert practitioners in the field. Their industry expertise ensures that our cybersecurity certificate curriculum is aligned with the needs of employers, and reflects the skills today’s information security professionals need for success. Classes led by our seasoned experts will give you real-world insight into the world of cybersecurity, and create a rich community of career-focused learning.

Alumni of the Champlain College Online undergraduate certificate in cybersecurity program work in corporations, small businesses, government organizations, and nonprofits nationwide, including:

  • AT&T
  • Comcast
  • Defense Logistics Agency
  • General Dynamics
  • Federal Protective Service 
  • NASA
  • Northern Virginia Community College 
  • St. Michael's College 
  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • U.S. Navy
  • Vermont Air National Guard
  • Vermont State Police 
  • Vigilix

Titles our alumni hold include:

  • Application Sales Manager
  • Computer Operations Technician
  • Digital Forensics Examiner 
  • Director of Network Services 
  • Evidence Technician
  • Field Service Technician
  • IT Specialist 
  • Operations Assistant
  • Professional-Technical Architect
  • Project Manager 
  • Product Technical Support Administrator 
  • Network Engineer 
  • Sr. Ran Engineer 
  • Sr. Scrum Master 

Tuition & Costs

Continuing your education is an investment in your future. Learn more about our affordable tuition rates.

Dare to Expect More of Champlain Online

Expect Convenience

Our programs are designed for busy adults. Go to school wherever and whenever is best for you, on the device of your choice.

Expect A Career Focus

Everything you learn in our online classrooms is relevant and immediately applicable to your work.

Expect Support

Your education journey is our priority and our student support team has your back every step of the way.

Expect Superior Faculty

Learn from practitioner faculty working in the field, with real-world experience and knowledge.

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