Program at a Glance

Program Type
1-year Certificate
Area of Study
Computer & Information Technology
Learning Options
100% online
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Advance Your I.T. Career With Cybersecurity Skills

Get to the next level in your cybersecurity career with this certificate. Designed for early-level professionals, this program puts you on track to advance in the industry, allowing you to earn a higher paygrade and experience more complex security issues.

Why Choose Germanna

Germanna is designated as a Center for Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Education, co-sponsored by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. In this program, you will learn from experts in the industry who are dedicated to student success. Our program is designed to enhance your knowledge of cybersecurity and prepare you for information security certifications like the CompTIA Security+ and CISSP certification exams. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in cybersecurity competitions, conferences, and experiential learning through internship opportunities.

Career Options for Certified Cybersecurity Professionals

In-Demand Jobs:

  • Security Management Specialists: Conduct security assessments for organizations and design security systems and processes. May specialize in areas such as physical security or the safety of employees and facilities.  
  • Information Security Analysts: Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. Assess system vulnerabilities for security risks and propose and implement risk mitigation strategies.

Salary Expectations

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What You’ll Learn

A cybersecurity certificate from Germanna provides you with the network security fundamentals needed to elevate your skills, improve your job prospects, and increase your opportunities for career advancement. 

In-Demand Skills:

  • Computer forensics
  • Firewalls and e-commerce security
  • Network security
Course Highlights
ITN 261: Network Attacks, Computer Crimes and Hacking
ITN 276: Computer Forensics

Courses may vary from semester to semester. Please consult the college catalog for the most up-to-date information.


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