Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security
In order to complete a Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security, students must complete four courses. Available courses are sorted into three course groups: Starting Core Courses, Mandatory Core Courses, and Concentration Courses.
Starting Core Course
The Starting Core course must be taken before students can take any additional courses. This courses can be taken in conjunction with CSF 430 – Introduction to Information Assurance, but can not be taken in conjunction with any other courses.
CSF 432 – Introduction to Network and Systems Security (fall; 4 credits)
Mandatory Core Courses
The mandatory core courses must be taken towards completion of the certificate program.
CSF 430 – Introduction to Information Assurance (fall; 4 credits)
CSF 534 – Advanced Topics in Network and System Security (spring; 4 credits)
Students must take one additional course from the Concentration Courses to complete their certificate program. These courses must be taken after completion of the Starting Core Courses, however can be taken in any order. Students can choose to take these courses before, after, or in conjunction with courses from the Mandatory Courses as long as all course prerequisites are met.
CSF 410 – Digital Forensics I (fall; 4 credits)
CSF 524 – Advanced Incident Response (spring; 4 credits)
CSF 536 – Advanced Intrusion Detection and Defense (fall; 4 credits)
CSF 538 – Penetration Testing (summer; 4 credits)
CSF 560 – Cyber Threat Intelligence (fall; 4 credits)
Sample Options and Completion Times
There are many options available for students to complete the Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security, below are some sample options and how long they take to complete.
|Year 1||Year 2|
|Opt. 1||CSF 430 & CSF 432||CSF 534 & CSF 524||9 months|
|Opt. 2||CSF 430 & CSF 432||CSF 534||CSF 538||12 months|
|Opt. 3||CSF 432||CSF 534||CSF 538||CSF 430||16 months|
|Opt. 4||CSF 432||CSF 534||CSF 430 & CSF 5xx||16 months|
|Opt. 5||CSF 432||CSF 534||CSF 430||CSF 524||20 months|