Complete CMIT-130 and CMIT-135.
Explore Security Fundamentals Undergraduate Certificate
Gain a foundation in information security (including knowledge of 9+ key applications and platforms) and enter this growing field with a credential employers will respect with Champlain's online security fundamentals certificate.
This certificate can be taken as a stand-alone program, or can be used as a stepping stone on the way to obtaining your bachelor's degree in cybersecurity online.
A Nationally Recognized Leader in Cybersecurity
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 security 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, a security fundamentals 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
Regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education
Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report
Designated as a Military Friendly School for our commitment to the military community
Named among the top MBA programs by Abound/Colleges of Distinction
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, 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
Learn more about Champlain's 100% online security fundamentals undergraduate certificate, designed for working professionals.
Champlain's online security fundamentals online courses encompass the top skills needed by today's information security professionals.
This course will introduce foundation subject matter and technologies that are critical to the multidisciplinary landscape of cybersecurity.
This course is a thorough review of the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Suite, which is the de underlying de facto communications protocol standard suite of the Internet. Students will use the Wireshark software to analyze the operation of services provided by TCP/IP, troubleshoot common issues and gain an understanding of related security and management issues.
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.
Complete CMIT-135 and CMIT-140
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.
Graduates of the online security fundamentals certificate program will demonstrate the following industry-specific skills, knowledge, and competencies:
- Evaluate the computer network and information security needs of an organization.
- Implement continuous network monitoring and provide real-time security solutions.
- Forensic VDI
- FTK Imager
- Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Suite
- The Sleuth Kit (TSK)
- X-Ways Forensics
Champlain College Online's information security faculty, led by Program Director Sérgio Tenreiro de Magalhães, PhD, are expert practitioners in the field. Their industry expertise ensures that our security fundamentals 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.
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