Learn the cutting-edge skills you need to become a first responder in the battle against criminal activity on the internet with this Cybersecurity 16-credit certificate program within the School of Continuing Studies at Dean College.

Cybersecurity Certificate Overview

The certificate in Cybersecurity from Dean College provides a basic, strategic perspective on the many different facets of cybersecurity. This 6-course and 16-credit certificate is perfect for working adults. By taking two courses per term, you could complete the certificate in one year. Additionally, you do not need an IT background to understand or learn about cybersecurity. Learn the cutting-edge skills you need to become a “first responder” in the battle against criminal activity on the internet. With this certificate, you’ll be equipped to work as an infrastructure analyst, a security engineer, a cryptographer, a security software developer, a chief information security officer or another position. 

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Below you will find a table of course numbers, course names and the credits required to earn a certificate in Cybersecurity

Course Number  Course Name  Credit Required 
CRM CS 100  Introduction to Cybersecurity  3
CRM CS 101 Computer Systems Fundamentals  3
CRM CS 102  Cybersecurity Defense in Depth  3
CRM CS 103 Large Scale Cyber Crime and Terrorism 3
CRM CS 304 White Collar Crime 3
CRM CS 405 Cyber Security Investigations & Case Studies 3
  Total Credits 18

View the School of Continuing Studies Academic Catalog for more program information and requirements. 

Cybersecurity Certification Curriculum Overview

The Cybersecurity certificate program at Dean College begins by introducing students to the foundations of cybersecurity theory and practice and its application across multiple industries. Students study subjects ranging from incident response and coordination to how to effectively assess different types of organizational security risks. They will be exposed to ethical and legal issues in cybersecurity and strategies for implementing best practices.

The Cybersecurity certificate program is designed to provide a solid foundation in core subjects such as:

  • Computer Systems Security Fundamentals
  • Cybersecurity Defense in Depth
  • Large Scale Cybercrime and Terrorism
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Cybersecurity Investigations and Case Studies

Skills Acquired

By completing the Cybersecurity certificate program at Dean, you will have the opportunity to develop relevant, cutting-edge skills to apply in practical settings, such as building and managing a security incident response team or a product security team; how to assess security risks and vulnerabilities of existing and proposed information systems; how to investigate a cybercrime team and how to build relationships with other incident response teams to address threats. 

Students can pursue careers in many areas including:

  • Network Design and Administration
  • Incident Response
  • Forensic Analysis
  • Vulnerability Analysis

Uniquely Dean 

  • A broad business foundation for a well-rounded and multi-faceted education.
  • A holistic approach that utilizes case studies, traditional and real-world learning to keep up with trends and remain current with today’s fast-moving world. 
  • The opportunity to interact with business leaders through cutting-edge partnerships such as TeamOps and through in-class and out of class experiences second to none, including the Dean Leadership Institute