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College of Management and Human Potential: Certificates:
Graduate Certificate in Fundamentals of Cyber Security

Graduate Certificate in Fundamentals of Cyber Security

This program is not currently accepting new students. Current students must complete their programs of study in accordance with Walden’s Time-to-Degree Completion policies.

Through the coursework in this certificate program, students are taught the essentials of cyber security threats, risks, and how to keep data secure. Students explore concepts in the areas of computer operating systems, security governance structure, information assurance, and risk management. Students have the opportunity to:

  • Design and secure a network and examine different networking configurations.
  • Apply information assurance theoretical concepts and models for data protection.
  • Analyze attributes of common system vulnerabilities and threats.
  • Manage information security policies and internal standards.

Certificate Requirements

  • 9 semester credits
  • 1.5 semesters (6 months) to complete


Course Sequence

The recommended course sequence is as follows:

Semester Course Credits
Semester 1

ITEC 6115 - Computer Networking and Operating Systems

3 semester credits

ITEC 6170 - Fundamentals of Information Assurance

3 semester credits
Semester 2

ITEC 6610 - Information Assurance and Risk Management

3 semester credits