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Online Certificate – Cybersecurity Technologies

The certificate in Cybersecurity Technologies provides students with the foundations and basics to understand the fields of cybersecurity, computer forensics and other related technical areas. Students in this certificate program will learn about

  • :: Computer hardware
  • :: How cyber technologies relate to the criminal justice field
  • :: How cyber technologies are evolving
  • :: What constitutes a computer forensics investigation
  • :: How fraud is related to cybercrime.

In addition, students in this certificate program will learn about the complex world of information assurance risk and compliance. Students will learn about the complex and evolving legal, ethical and regulatory environment related to information assurance, cybersecurity and computer investigations. This hands-on certificate will educate students looking to change careers who would like to break into the growing and ever changing field of cybersecurity.

The Cyber Technologies Certificate will also help prepare students to take advantage of testing for these professional certifications:

  • :: CompTIA A+
  • :: CompTIA Security+

Utica College is proud to be designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CD) by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Courses & Curriculums

Students will learn hands-on investigative skills using the most modern and up-to-date tools and technologies in the following courses:

CYB 107 – Computer Hardware and Peripherals
Computer hardware and peripherals and other digital media used in commission of cyber-crimes. Hands-on examination of devices, including building, configuring, upgrading, troubleshooting, diagnosis, and repair.

CYB 205 – Software Foundations for Cybersecurity
Overview and exploration of software and technology foundations for cybersecurity and information assurance majors.

CYB 228 – Cyber Technologies for Criminal Justice
Overview of the cyber technology issues relevant to modern criminal justice organizations including law enforcement, corrections and the courts.

CYB 333 – Information Security
Protection of proprietary information in both the corporate and government sectors. Topics include: information as a resource, legal issues, policy formulation, administrative and technical remedies, and case studies.

CYB 335 – Cybercrime Law and Investigations
Cybercrimes, including computer crimes, Internet fraud, e-commerce, and threats to the national infrastructure. Policies, legal issues, and investigative techniques and strategies, and implications for investigation and enforcement on a global scale.

CYB 355 – Cybercrime Investigation and Forensics I
Intrusion detection methodologies, tools and approaches to incident response. Computer forensic principles, including operating system concepts, registry structures, file system concepts, boot process, and file operations. Introduction to forensic tools.

Total Required Credits Hours: 18

Admission Requirements

To apply for admission, you must meet the following requirements:

  • :: Associate's degree or International equivalent
  • :: Minimum GPA of 2.7. Applicants with GPAs below 2.7 can be admitted at the discretion of the department

Cybersecurity Technologies Learning Goals

  • :: Understand the basics of computer hardware, peripherals and system software and their relationship to cybersecurity and computer forensics
  • :: Analyze and assess how cyber technologies, cybersecurity, and computer forensics are involved in the fields of criminal justice, business, industry and national critical infrastructure
  • :: Analyze and assess the legal, social, technical and ethical tradeoffs and relationships involved in the cybersecurity and computer forensics disciplines
  • :: Recognize the interrelationship between cybercrime and fraud and understand the techniques used to investigate and mitigate cyber fraud
  • :: Create cybersecurity policies that address legal, compliance, and regulatory requirements

Continue Your Education

When you’re ready to advance your education, you may seamlessly transfer your Certificate credits to complete your Bachelor’s in Cybersecurity degree in as few as 12 months.1 Not all credit hours may transfer into the Bachelor’s degree. Permission of the Program Director is required.

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1Students are expected to take 1 class every 8 weeks. Please contact your Program Manager for detailed guidelines.