Upskill with Our Cyber Security Certificate Program

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Online Undergraduate Certificate in Cyber Security

As our digital world connects and expands, maintaining cybersecurity continues to be critical to businesses and their customers. You can prepare to become a cyber-hero helping organizations secure sensitive data and protect themselves against data breaches with our online Cyber Security Certificate Program. Through projects and activities this program will help you develop the essential skills needed to be a data defender capable of designing strategies to protect information, infrastructure and brands against the threat of cyberattacks.

In this program you will explore:

  • Strategies to safeguard networks and systems
  • Information assurance policies
  • Ethical and legal guidelines for the selection of security solutions
  • Ethical hacking as a means of systematically investigating systems

Education Programs at Every Step

Are you interested in launching a career in cybersecurity protecting organizations and their data from the threat of cyberattacks? Get started preparing now with our Cyber Security Certificate Program where you will learn fundamental skills needed to combat cybercrime in as few as 16 months1.  When you are ready, continue to build your expertise in this critical field applying every course from the certificate to cybersecurity programs at the bachelor’s degree level at DeVry University.  And don’t stop there, we offer Information Security and IT Management graduate programs to help you refine your skills as your grow.

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Undergraduate Certificate in Cyber Security in as little as 1 year + 4 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.


What You'll Learn

Using our tech-empowered learning approach, the cybersecurity certificate incorporates the following skills to help you learn cybersecurity fundamentals:

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    Problem Solving
    Use business and management principles to problem-solve a variety of workplace challenges.
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    Security Planning and Auditing
    Analyze and mitigate security risks by looking at risk factor analysis that must be performed in order to design a flexible and comprehensive security plan. Learn about assessing threats, developing countermeasures, protecting information and security designs processes, and auditing practices used to verify compliance with policies and procedures.
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    Digital Devices
    Explore digital concepts, devices and connectivity within the realm of the Internet of Things (IoT). Topics include networking, securing, and deploying digital devices.
  • small enterprise networks icon
    Small Enterprise Networks
    Produce, secure, operate and troubleshoot small enterprise networks by gaining an understanding of the underlying technology of networks and the Internet. Learn networking basics such as the OSI and TCP/IP models, protocols, routers, switches, small network configuration, troubleshooting, and network security.
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    OS Architecture and Design
    Gain an understanding of operating system architecture and design with topics including processes, threads, their states and synchronization. Learn about security from an Operating System (OS) perspective, introduction to distributed systems and architectures, and OS Virtualization.
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    Operating Systems
    Install and configure operating systems using Command Line Interface (CLI).
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    Ethical Hacking
    Gain knowledge and skills related to activities behind hacking attacks and countermeasures. Learn to build defense mechanisms to protect applications, systems and networks from hackers.
  • collaboration icon
    Work collaboratively in a team environment. Coordinate and share information to achieve a common goal.
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    IT Operation, Regulation and Trends
    Gain an understanding of operation, regulation and trends as related to information technology and networking.
  • network security testing icon
    Network Security Testing
    Examine network security testing using a layered approach requiring design, implementation, and testing of attack countermeasures.
  • systems administration icon
    Systems Administration
    Examine technologies and systems that serve voice traffic, design LANs and VLANs, and learn the fundamentals of network design and infrastructure security.
  • digital literacy icon
    Digital Literacy
    Apply appropriate technologies.
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    Communicate effectively orally and in writing across environments and platforms.

IT Certification Prep

Certifications can be meaningful additions to any education credential, especially for those in technology focused roles. The online Cyber Security Certificate Program features curriculum that helps students prepare for industry certification opportunities like:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Cloud+
  • CompTIA LINUX+
  • CompTIA PenTest+
  • CompTIA Security +
  • EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker
  • EC Council Certified Network Defender

Career Opportunities

Graduates with our Cyber Security Undergraduate Certificate may consider entry level opportunities in positions, such as:

  • Network System Administrator

  • Information Security Analyst

  • Cybersecurity Technician

  • Computer User Support Specialist

Program Courses


MATH114 Algebra for College Students

Tech Core

CEIS101C Introduction to Technology and Information Systems
CEIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems
CEIS110 Introduction to Programming
CEIS114 Introduction Digital Devices
NETW191 Introduction to Information Technology & Networking
NETW211 Fundamentals of Cloud Computing
SEC285 Fundamentals of Information Security

Cyber Security

SEC290 Fundamentals of Infrastructure Security
SEC310 Principles and Theory of Security Management
SEC311 Ethical Hacking
SEC321 Network Security Testing with Lab

Career Preparation

CEIS299 Careers and Technology
CEIS499 Preparation for the Profession

Build Skills with Stackable Degrees

Earn a Credential at Every Step.

You don’t have to wait four years to show a credential on your resume.  At DeVry, several programs are designed to stack. 

  • Start with a shorter credential that takes less time so it’s more affordable
  • Flexible online and on-site classes build your professional skills right away
  • Every course counts toward the next degree level2

How Do Credentials Stack?

Here’s an example: When you earn an undergraduate certificate in Cyber Security, every course you complete in the program applies to a cyber security specialization in two different bachelor’s degrees: Computer Information Systems or Information Technology and Networking.

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1Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment. Additional program information may be found at
2The figures displayed represent the minimum credit hours required for graduation. At the time of application to the next credential level, an evaluation of qualifying transfer credit will occur and the most beneficial outcome will be applied.
*The figures displayed represent the minimum credit hours required for graduation. Additional coursework may be necessary to complete program requirements.