In this certificate program, traditional computing skills are balanced with communication, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, which are further honed by applying these skills in real-world settings. Students benefit from experts in research and industry, balancing both perspectives, and graduate with a mastery of the industry's critical knowledge, skills and abilities.
The applied cybersecurity certificate program is designed to build competencies in security operations, risk assessment, network security, and governmental and regulatory compliance in an interdisciplinary learning setting. Building upon core skills that students bring with them from their majors, students practice dealing with cyber threats and resolving issues from multiple perspectives. This certificate is an ideal supplement for students interested in careers in cybersecurity in both the private sector and within government agencies (FBI, Homeland Security, NSA, DOD).
The program is offered through a collaboration between the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Science, the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and the W. P. Carey School of Business.
At A Glance
Applied Cybersecurity (Certificate)
- Offered by: New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
- Location: Polytechnic, Tempe, West
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:
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To enroll in this certificate program, students should have completed at least 45 credit hours in their declared majors and have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better.
Students should pay attention to the prerequisites needed for required certificate courses and make sure to complete prerequisite courses prior to enrolling in the certificate program.
CSE 365 Information Assurance has prerequisites of ACO 240, CIS 235, CIS 236, CSE 220 or CSE 240.
Prerequisites for ACO 240: ACO 102 or CSE 205, or GIS major with GIS 222, or software engineering graduate student
Prerequisites for CIS 235: CIS 105, 200 or 220; MAT 210, 211, 270 or 271
Prerequisites for CSE 220: CSE 205
Prerequisites for CSE 240: ACO 102 or CSE 205, or GIS major with GIS 222, or software engineering graduate student
IFT 202 Foundations of Information and Computer System Security has prerequisites of IFT 101, IFT 103 and IFT 166.
A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.
The certificate in applied cybersecurity provides a solid background for students interested in the following careers:
- chief information security officer
- cyber risk analyst
- information security engineer
- network security engineer
- security operations center analyst