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Cybersecurity Fundamentals 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

18*

Time Commitment

10-17 Hours Per Course Per Week

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

Cost per Credit

$318

$250 Military Service Members

Fees

Fast & Free Application

Apply By

July 31, 2020

Classes Start

August 31, 2020

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Explore Cybersecurity Fundamentals

Develop fundamental skills in networking, programming, and protecting information assets with Champlain's online cybersecurity fundamentals certificate, and enter this in-demand 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 in cybersecurity.

We understand how important it is for busy working adults to gain knowledge and expertise quickly, which is why our cybersecurity fundamentals 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, an online 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.

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

Consistently ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Degrees by US News & World Report

Ranked among the most affordable cybersecurity bachelor's degrees

Ranked among the Most Affordable Online Cybersecurity Bachelor's Degrees

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Gain New Skills With A Certificate

Cybersecurity careers are expected to grow 32% between 2018 and 2028, significantly higher than the average growth for all fields.*

*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 toward 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 cybersecurity fundamentals undergraduate certificate, designed for working professionals.

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

Courses

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 provides students with an understanding of the many different devices and technologies, from historical to emerging, that are required to design and build networks. In a broad survey of concepts and terminology, students will learn about topology, communications, protocols, and security, and to diagram basic networks to specification.

From day one, students in this course are problem solving, first in terms of algorithmic design and then as early as week two via programming in the latest version of Python, using PyCharm. Students begin by writing a program to have a conversation, having strings and numbers as input, and advance, by week seven, to building a working password saver program, capable of looking up, adding (and encrypting), and storing passwords.

Use Windows? Want to know more about Linux and or Apple? In this course, students don't just read about other operating systems, they step out of their comfort zones and develop a working knowledge of their structure and functionality. As part of these activities, students also learn how to use VMware and, in the case of students without access to Apple hardware, resources offered in the cloud as a services. Students also survey/compare mobile device operating systems.

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.

This introductory course to Wireless LANs focuses on the design, planning, implementation, operation, and troubleshooting of Wireless LANs. It covers a comprehensive overview of technologies, security, and design best practices with particular emphasis on hands-on skills.

Prerequisites

CMIT-130, CMIT-135

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

  • Identify essential network components and methods of communication, and diagram basic networks to specification.
  • Develop and test basic Python applications.
  • Discuss fundamental cybersecurity concepts, including confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use best practices in securing, processing, acquiring, examining, and reporting on digital evidence.

Champlain College Online's cybersecurity faculty, led by Program Director Sérgio Tenreiro de Magalhães, PhD, are expert practitioners in the field. Their industry expertise ensures that our cyber security curriculum is aligned with the needs of employers, and reflects the skills today’s cybersecurity 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.

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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