Certificate in Cybersecurity

  • 12 Months
  • 40 Course Hours
  • $499

Overview

Train for a Career in Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity, also known as Information Security, is the protection of data and personally identifiable information from malicious attacks, theft, and destruction. Failures of cybersecurity policies, both in large corporations and governmental agencies, have earned significant visibility and negative publicity in recent months and years. As the amount of data being stored continues to increase, and as hackers become more sophisticated, the need for cybersecurity is greater than ever.

This Certificate in Cybersecurity offers lessons on the critical elements of information security, as well as foundational information about key certifications for professionals in the industry. Each of the eight courses in this suite will help learners master the vocabulary of the industry and offers examples, videos, interactive games, and review questions to ensure mastery of the material.

WIOA Approved

This is a Mississippi WIOA approved program.  Those interested in seeing if they qualify to use WIOA funding to pay for this training should contact their local MS WIN Job Center. 

Why cybersecurity training

  • For a career change or career advancement in one of today's top professions
  • Great pay and job security
  • Cybersecurity is one of the most critical issues affecting organizations and individuals today

How this course is taught

  • This course is taught entirely online and can be completed at a pace and time that is convenient for you.
  • Students have 12-months to complete all coursework from the date of enrollment.
  • This is an open enrollment course, which means you can enroll at any time.  There are no set start and end dates.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to take this course.


 

Job Outlook

It’s predicted that there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs by 2021. In fact, the number of cyber security jobs is growing three times faster than other tech jobs.

Earn $100,000+ annually
According to ZipRecruiter, the average salary for IT Cyber Security professionals in Mississippi is $110K.
 
Expect 32% Job Growth
The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a 32% (much faster) job growth rate for information security analysts over the next 10 years. 

 

Objectives

Estimated time to complete course: 40 hours

This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEUs. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.


 

Curriculum

The Cybersecurity Certification includes the following courses:

Communication and Network Security
This course covers topics related to communications and network security. 
 
Asset Security
This course will cover various security controls that help protect privacy, along with data leakage prevention (DLP).
 
Security and Risk Management
This course covers the role of governance and risk management in information security.

 

 
Security Engineering
This introductory course will cover the key concepts of cryptography and security engineering.
 
Identity and Access Management
This course covers the principles oof access controls, beginning with the central modes of information security and continuing through various attacks and defenses.
 
Security Assessment and Testing
This course coves security assessment and testing, focusing on potential disruptions that can affect organizations and how they can be addressed with assessments and plans. 
 
Security Operations
This course is a detailed overview of security operations: administrative controls, trusted recovery and change and incident management. 
 
Software Development Security
This course covers software development security while focusing on the systems development life cycle, operating systems, and their environments.

FAQs

WHAT DO CYBERSECURITY PROFESSIONALS DO?  
Cybersecurity professionals, or information security analysts, have a wide range of responsibilities, but the biggest part of their job is to protect online data form being compromised.  As a cybersecurity professional, you can expect to safeguard an organization's files and network, install firewalls, create security plans and monitor activity.
 
DO I HAVE TO BE ADDMITTED TO MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY TO ENROLL IN THIS PROGRAM?
No, you do not have to be an admitted student to Mississippi State University to enroll in this program.  Our online non-credit advanced career training programs are open to all. 
 
WHEN CAN I START THE COURSE?
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
 
AM I GUARANTEED A JOB?
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
 
CAN I GET FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE?
This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant.   This program has been approved for WIOA funding.  For more information on how to receive WIOA funding you should contact your local MS WIN Job Center.  

 

Overview

Train for a Career in Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity, also known as Information Security, is the protection of data and personally identifiable information from malicious attacks, theft, and destruction. Failures of cybersecurity policies, both in large corporations and governmental agencies, have earned significant visibility and negative publicity in recent months and years. As the amount of data being stored continues to increase, and as hackers become more sophisticated, the need for cybersecurity is greater than ever.

This Certificate in Cybersecurity offers lessons on the critical elements of information security, as well as foundational information about key certifications for professionals in the industry. Each of the eight courses in this suite will help learners master the vocabulary of the industry and offers examples, videos, interactive games, and review questions to ensure mastery of the material.

WIOA Approved

This is a Mississippi WIOA approved program.  Those interested in seeing if they qualify to use WIOA funding to pay for this training should contact their local MS WIN Job Center. 

Why cybersecurity training

  • For a career change or career advancement in one of today's top professions
  • Great pay and job security
  • Cybersecurity is one of the most critical issues affecting organizations and individuals today

How this course is taught

  • This course is taught entirely online and can be completed at a pace and time that is convenient for you.
  • Students have 12-months to complete all coursework from the date of enrollment.
  • This is an open enrollment course, which means you can enroll at any time.  There are no set start and end dates.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to take this course.


 

Job Outlook

It’s predicted that there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs by 2021. In fact, the number of cyber security jobs is growing three times faster than other tech jobs.

Earn $100,000+ annually
According to ZipRecruiter, the average salary for IT Cyber Security professionals in Mississippi is $110K.
 
Expect 32% Job Growth
The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a 32% (much faster) job growth rate for information security analysts over the next 10 years. 

 

Objectives

Estimated time to complete course: 40 hours

This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEUs. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.


 

Curriculum

The Cybersecurity Certification includes the following courses:

Communication and Network Security
This course covers topics related to communications and network security. 
 
Asset Security
This course will cover various security controls that help protect privacy, along with data leakage prevention (DLP).
 
Security and Risk Management
This course covers the role of governance and risk management in information security.

 

 
Security Engineering
This introductory course will cover the key concepts of cryptography and security engineering.
 
Identity and Access Management
This course covers the principles oof access controls, beginning with the central modes of information security and continuing through various attacks and defenses.
 
Security Assessment and Testing
This course coves security assessment and testing, focusing on potential disruptions that can affect organizations and how they can be addressed with assessments and plans. 
 
Security Operations
This course is a detailed overview of security operations: administrative controls, trusted recovery and change and incident management. 
 
Software Development Security
This course covers software development security while focusing on the systems development life cycle, operating systems, and their environments.

FAQs

WHAT DO CYBERSECURITY PROFESSIONALS DO?  
Cybersecurity professionals, or information security analysts, have a wide range of responsibilities, but the biggest part of their job is to protect online data form being compromised.  As a cybersecurity professional, you can expect to safeguard an organization's files and network, install firewalls, create security plans and monitor activity.
 
DO I HAVE TO BE ADDMITTED TO MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY TO ENROLL IN THIS PROGRAM?
No, you do not have to be an admitted student to Mississippi State University to enroll in this program.  Our online non-credit advanced career training programs are open to all. 
 
WHEN CAN I START THE COURSE?
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
 
AM I GUARANTEED A JOB?
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
 
CAN I GET FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE?
This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant.   This program has been approved for WIOA funding.  For more information on how to receive WIOA funding you should contact your local MS WIN Job Center.  

 

Registration Information

WIOA Approved

This is a Mississippi WIOA approved program.  Those interested in seeing if they qualify to use WIOA funding to pay for this training should contact their local MS WIN Job Center. 

The Certificate in Cybersecurity program is 100% online and allows you to enroll at any time.  After enrolling you will have 12 months to complete the program at a pace that is convenient for you.  You can get started today by clicking the "Enroll Now" button below and completing your registration at our partner MindEdge site.