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Certificate in Cybersecurity Proficiency


There’s a lot more to cybersecurity than recognizing a phishing scam or avoiding suspicious email. And this accelerated Certificate program is the place to learn all about it. Created specifically for a non-technical audience, these three cutting-edge courses will give you the understanding you need to work with cybersecurity professionals, and even take your place as part of a cybersecurity team. You’ll learn about all the major security-control areas, like the web (including social media and social engineering), data, operating systems and software, mobile devices, email, remote access, and physical and environmental security—all based on the latest trends in cybersecurity. Stay cyber-safe and register today.

Lesson preview: Dive into cybersecurity

Your takeaways

This Certificate program is a great way to help you:

  • Communicate the value of cybersecurity to a business and its employees;
  • Identify cybersecurity threats for organizations, within the major security control areas;
  • Plan appropriate preventative (and remediating) responses to threats;
  • Draft cybersecurity practices and policies for small- and medium-sized businesses;
  • Present cybersecurity plans for small- and medium-sized businesses;
  • Help develop and enforce cybersecurity policies and procedures for small- and medium-sized businesses.

Program courses

To obtain this certificate, students must complete the three courses below. For course descriptions, schedules and registration, click on the links of each course.

Important details

Please note that no degree or prior cybersecurity experience or prerequisites are required. Proficiency in English is highly recommended. This program is made up of three online 30-hour courses, for a total 90 hours.

Our approach

In this fully online program, you’ll benefit from demonstrations, case-studies, and problem-based learning led by industry experts. You’ll also learn through peer conversations and through practical tasks that are readily applicable to small- and medium-sized businesses.

Who benefits the most?

  • Non-technical professionals with responsibilities over significant confidential, sensitive data who want to minimize their organization’s information-management and security risks
  • Employees in a non-technical role who work with cybersecurity professionals and need to be proficient in their jargon
  • Executives, senior managers, and technical staff who want to bolster cybersecurity within their organizations
  • Employees who want to broaden their skills to access new career opportunities
  • Students or other individuals who want to increase their understanding of cybersecurity for personal or professional reasons


Nongyao Truadmakkha
Joseph Martinos
Ran Zheng

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