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Software Security Undergraduate Certificate 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

February 14, 2020

Classes Start

March 16, 2020

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Explore Software Security Undergraduate Certificate

Gain a foundation in information security (including knowledge of 15+ key applications, platforms, and programming languages) and enter this growing field with a credential employers will respect with Champlain's online software security 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 online bachelor's degree in cybersecurity.

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 software security 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 software security 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.

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
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Program Details

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

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

Required Courses:

  • Foundations of Cybersecurity
  • Information Systems Analysis And Design
  • Security Scripting With Python
  • Ethical Hacking

Plus Choose One Of The Following:

  • C++ Programming
  • Java Programming

Course Descriptions Below:

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 course covers the fundamentals of systems analysis while emphasizing the role of communication and other soft skills needed in IT and in business overall to be successful. The topics are useful for anyone who is involved in developing software system requirements and architectures (e.g., users, technical managers, product managers, technical leads, programmers, other software project team members, and clients).

Prerequisites

CMIT-135, CMIT-200

In CYBR-260, students learn how to script with Python (through IDLE and PyCharm), keeping in sight that being able to program is not just about being able to program. It's also about understanding how programs are put together and how they work, what is possible, and how to control the system.

Prerequisites

Complete CMIT-135.

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

This course will introduce students to programming concepts, using a major industry programming language, C++. SDEV-240 covers the history of programming languages, the essentials of the C++ programming language, and how to write effective and efficient programs to solve a variety of real-world problems.

Prerequisites

CMIT-135

This course is an introduction to programming using the Java programming language. Topics include programming logic, selection and repetition, array processing, classes, methods, and loops. The course introduces the student to the basic concepts of object oriented programming and exception handling. The focus is on developing high quality, working software that solves real problems.

Prerequisites

CMIT-135

Graduates of the online software security 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 system.
  • Troubleshoot, maintain and update an enterprise-level information security system.
  • Burp
  • C++
  • Damn Vulnerable Web application (DVWA)
  • Google Hacking
  • IDLE
  • Java
  • Kali Linux
  • Metasploitable
  • Nessus
  • Nexpose
  • NMAP
  • PyCharm
  • Python
  • Security Administrator Tool for Analyzing Networks (SATAN)
  • W3AF
  • Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP)

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 software security 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.

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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