Cyber Security Analyst Certificate

Learn to assess, mitigate and prevent cyber security threats

As threats to our cyber infrastructure increase, so does the need to mount a vigorous defense against them. It’s becoming such a big focus area that the global threat intelligence market is expected to be more than $26 billion by 2028, according to the firm Brandessence Market Research.

Now is the ideal time for you to emerge as a leader in this rapidly growing sector. And earning an online Cyber Security Analyst certificate from the University of North Dakota can help you get there.

By completing this nine-credit certificate program, you can:

  • Boost your knowledge of the most current trends in cyber security and the challenges organizations face in securing sensitive data and defending against malicious acts.
  • Enhance your ability to create a secure system by learning to assess potential threats more effectively.
  • Gain a greater understanding of how human behavior can impact cyber systems.
  • Prepare to sit for the EC-Council Certified Threat Intelligence Analyst (CTIA) certification exam.
  • Apply the credits you earn from this certificate toward our online Master of Science in Cyber Security program — that’s 25% of the credits you’ll need for the full master’s.

Expected completion time: This certificate program consists of three 14-week courses, which can be finished in as little as one year, including breaks between terms.

Course descriptions

PSYC 522 Human Factors in Cyber Security 3 Credits
CSCI 585 Vulnerability Assessment 3 Credits
EE 611 Emerging Threats and Defenses 3 Credits

Are you considering a career change to cyber security?

The University of North Dakota welcomes students from all backgrounds into our graduate certificate program.

Depending on your prior educational and professional experience, you may be required to take up to two foundation courses: Analytical Foundations of Cyber Security and/or Computing Foundations of Cyber Security. Speaking to an enrollment advisor can help you determine whether you meet these prerequisites.

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Earn your certificate in as little as 1 year

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Apply with no GRE required for admission

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Earn credits that can be applied toward a master’s in cyber security

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