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33 WEEKS

PROGRAM LENGTH

$15,000.00

TUITION

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What Is The Cyber Security Training Program, And What Can You Accomplish As A Student?

The Cybersecurity training program prepares you to get started in the rapidly growing field of cybersecurity. Through the fully online, 10-course program, you’ll learn how to protect an organization’s software from cyber attacks and data exploitation.          

Classes can be completed in as little as 33 weeks, in which you learn packet analysis, vulnerability analysis, and basic program learning with Python, Wireshark, Nmap, and more. Upon completion of the program, our career services team will help prepare you to market your new skills as a cybersecurity professional to employers.C

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CYBER SECURITY PROFESSIONAL

Outcomes

Cybersecurity is quickly growing and becoming imperative for organizations in every industry. Upon completing the Cybersecurity training program, you can work toward a career as a Cybersecurity Specialist, Information Security Analyst, or Security Architect.     

Cybersecurity professionals are paid a good wage because employers know the importance of keeping sensitive data and customer information safe. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the median annual pay for information security analysts was $102,600 in 2021, with the highest 10% earning more than $165,920. 

Skills Learned

As a graduate of this program, students can expect to bring a variety of programming and technical skills to their current or future careers, which includes: 

  • Using Packet Analysis to detect breaches, malware, and cyber attacks 
  • Performing Vulnerability Analysis to identify weaknesses in an organization’s systems and networks 
  • Programming in Python to aid in debugging 
  • Capturing network packet information using Wireshark and Nmap to identify attackers 
  • Learning attacker tactics and how to defend against them 
  • Understanding software development through Agile 

COURSES - 33 WEEKS

Security Foundations
Networking Foundations
System Administration
Network Defense
Cryptography & Access Management
Logging and Monitoring
Programming Foundations
Web Application Security and Project Management
Threats & Vulnerabilities
Group Project

CYBER SECURITY PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Choose from several flexible options for completing the Cyber Security certificate program:

  • Register for the full program and save 14%
  • Start with Track 1 and stack remaining tracks to manage cost over time
  • Tracks may be taken out of order, but we strongly recommend you take sequentially.

Featuring tiered pricing – the more you stack, the less you pay per track!

  • First Track Purchase = $5,600
  • Second Track Purchase = $4,620
  • Third Track Purchase = $3,780

PLEASE NOTE: Only students who complete all tracks are prepared to sit for the certification exam.

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FOR MORE DETAILS ON THE CYBER SECURITY PROFESSIONAL TRACKS.

Gain robust knowledge of the fundamentals of security concepts, technical skills required in network administration and support, and fundamental programming concepts.

Courses:

  • Security Foundations
  • Networking Foundations
  • Programming Foundations

 

Outcomes:

  • Gain practical knowledge of security concepts such as threats, policy and procedures, risk management and disaster recovery
  • Become familiar with code organization, decision-making, handling errors and debugging applications
  • Prepare for the network certification exam

Learn skills for assessing threats & vulnerabilities faced by every organization and technology user.

Courses:

  • System Administration
  • Logging and Monitoring
  • Network Defense

 

Outcomes:

  • Learn to install & configure network components to support organizational security
  • Analyze and interpret security logs on Intrusion Detection & Prevention Systems, as well as get an intro to basic forensics
  • Learn to use the most current tools to assess the security posture of an organization & understand the impacts of various vulnerabilities

Learn about cryptography algorithms used to ensure safe transmission, storage, and use of sensitive data.

Courses:

  • Web Application Security and Project Management
  • Threats and Vulnerabilities
  • Cryptography and Access Management
  • Group Project

 

Outcomes: 

  • Learn the key concepts of Web security including the mindset, discipline, and methods for securing a software project
  • Become an expert in the vulnerabilities faced by every technology user and organization including hardware, software, and various ‘Threat actors’
  • Learn cryptography algorithms used for safe transmission & storage of sensitive data. Get best practices on access and account management.
  • Play the role of both defender and attacker in a network while using the skills acquired over the course of the program

CYBER SECURITY PROFESSIONAL JOB POSSIBILITIES

As cyber threats and attacks continue to grow each year, the employment market for skilled cybersecurity professionals is growing much faster than average. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sees strong continued growth in the cybersecurity field and predicts the number of information security analyst jobs will increase by about 33% through 2030 with an estimated 16,300 new jobs opening up in the field each year on average over that period. The median salary for information security analysts in 2020 was $103,590, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

The career opportunities available to program graduates span several industries and organizations, such as computer companies, consulting firms and business and financial companies. These jobs include but are not limited to:

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$52,000 – $113,000
ESTIMATED SALARY

Information Security
Analyst

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$73,500 – $238,500
ESTIMATED SALARY

Security
Architect

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$52,000 – $120,000
ESTIMATED SALARY

Forensic Computer
Analyst

CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Students will be fully prepared to take the CompTIA Security+ Exam.

ISSUING AUTHORITY

Security+

COMPTIA Security+

A benchmark global certification exam that tests and affirms students have the baseline skills needed to perform core security functions in an IT security career. Having this credential can be a springboard in advancing their cybersecurity career and earning a higher salary.

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CYBER SECURITY PROFESSIONAL PAYMENT OPTIONS

In addition to the following payment options, we offer special corporate volume pricing. Visit the Corporate page for details.

Pay in full using any major credit card, PayPal, or Venmo. Select “credit card” as your payment option.

Apply for PayPal Credit and pay zero interest if your balance is paid in full within 6-months. Complete a quick application and you’ll receive a credit decision within seconds.

Pay for your training with an education loan through Sallie Mae or Meritize.

Complete the course registration process to reserve your seat using one of these options.

 

Many employers have education programs or will pay for continued education! Select “Corporate Invoice” if you need an invoice to process payment through company training tuition assistance/reimbursement plans. 

Download the free brochure below to your HR representative or manager and show them the benefits of gaining additional education!

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MEET YOUR WORKFORCE TRAINING SPECIALIST

April is your Workforce Training Specialist.  She is here to help you understand your program of interest, payment options and succeed!  Get in touch with April to learn more about your program, Union Adventist University and how to achieve your workforce development goals!

FAQ

No. This program does not count for college credit.

No previous programming skills are needed. Students will gain core knowledge of programming principles using Python and learn how to apply them to a professional career.

Students will learn programming in Python.

No prior experience in the cybersecurity industry or education in cybersecurity is required.

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Union Adventist University, located in Lincoln, Nebraska, provides the highest quality training in order to best serve students and surrounding communities. Our specialized career training programs provide up-to-date and in-demand skills, preparation and certification, ensuring that everyone who completes our programs is of the highest caliber.