Cybersecurity Analyst

135 hours. 7 hours per week. 18 weeks.

Examples of jobs you may be qualified for after completion of this program:

Information Security Analysts $30-45/hr.
Network and Computer Systems Administrators $24-37/hr.
Computer User Support Specialists $16-27/hr.

The Cybersecurity Analyst certificate program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to assess cybersecurity threats and use the appropriate tools to remediate security vulnerabilities. Students will learn practical and analytical skills needed to perform threat assessments, vulnerability management analysis and remediation, security incident response, and application of a layered security architecture. The review, selection, and assembly of tools for performing threat and incident management will also be covered.

Topics include:

  • Cybersecurity threats, threat data, and exploit analysis
  • Blue team penetration testing and tools
  • Vulnerability scanning, analysis, and host remediation
  • CSIRT (Computer Security Incident Response Team) fundamentals
  • Data analytics to determine appropriate compensating controls
  • Conducting forensic analysis of digital systems
  • Secure coding as a part of the Software Development Life Cycle
  • Common cybersecurity tools & technologies

This is a great introductory program which, when combined with other network and security administration certificates, will help launch your cybersecurity career.

Classes are free. Mandatory orientation required prior to enrollment.

Receive both certificates by completing three courses:

COMP 655 Cyber Threat and Vulnerability
COMP 656 Cyber Incident Response
COMP 657 Cyber Security Architecture


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