What Can I Do With a Cybersecurity Certificate?

As businesses and governments increasingly face greater threats through cybercrime, the need for professionals to help fight these threats is rapidly expanding. In fact, based on the amount of security hacks and other cyber attacks faced by businesses today, the research firm Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that companies will invest more than $1 trillion from 2017 until 2021 in cybersecurity measures.1

For anyone interested in this growing field, a Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity can put you on the fast track to a career that has income potential projected to increase over time.2

Career Change and Growth

One of the many benefits of a certificate program in cybersecurity is that it can be completed with just four classes, and typically takes less than a year. This means you can begin your new career quickly, armed with the latest information on cybersecurity. If you already have a bachelor’s degree and are seeking a management-level position in the field of cybersecurity, this is a way to take that step at a lower cost and time investment that is required for a master’s degree.

(However, if you do choose to pursue a Master’s in this field, such as a Master’s Degree in Information Assurance, many of the credits earned on your certification could transfer toward that degree.)

Exciting Opportunities Ahead

With a certificate in cybersecurity, you will learn many different aspects of the booming information assurance and cybersecurity world.

Among the skills acquired that can give you an edge are an ability to design and manage a secure enterprise, including both physical security and disaster recovery; an understanding of the wide array of tactics used by cybercriminals; and malware analysis, response and recovery.

In addition, you’ll be skilled in a wide range of forensics, which is essential to security in today’s world. This includes learning computer forensics and network forensics, and being able to navigate both the technical and legal challenges that come with both.

These skills add up to more career opportunities and exciting challenges.

If you are eager to learn more about how your career in information assurance can benefit from a graduate cybersecurity certificate, visit us online or call 877-820-0581 to speak to an admissions counselor. To learn more about the information assurance industry and what it has to offer, visit our resource center.


1 http://cybersecurityventures.com/cybersecurity-market-report

2 http://www.cio.com/article/2383451/careers-staffing/cybersecurity-pros-in-high-demand--highly-paid-and-highly-selective.html