American University Digital Skills Education

Pursue An Innovative Path To A
Rewarding Career

If you would like to transition into a new career that’s both cutting-edge and innovative, American
University's Digital Skills Professional Program can set you up with everything you need to move
into a digital profession in less than a year.

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The Cybersecurity
Professional Program

This non-credit program is designed to help learners break into the field of cybersecurity. Prior experience in IT is not required to take up this program, which means you can apply and get accepted no matter what kind of professional background you have.

Learners who complete the Cybersecurity Professional Program will be qualified to take some of the most important certification exams in the field, including: AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate, LPI Linux Essentials, CompTIA CySA+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, and (ISC)² SSCP.

Providing the
competitive career
edge you need to

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Gain the Skills
You Need
to Succeed

Fast-Track Your Career

Our cutting-edge Digital Skills Professional Program leverages experiential learning, which lets learners focus on gaining experience through hands-on projects that utilize innovative tools. You’ll be prepared to start a new career in less than one year.

Launch a
Career With Confidence

Get Skills That Are Ready
For The Future

Our Digital Skills Professional Program will give you the experience and skills needed to easily transition to a
successful career in digital technology. In less than a year, you’ll get all the knowledge and capabilities
needed to break into a new innovative career through cutting-edge, hands-on instruction.

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Introductory Course

Explore the project-based learning and instruction using our Introductory Course that lets you gauge the program’s demands and expectations before you commit to the entire program. At the end of the course, you will complete an exam and meet with your instructor, who will guide you in the next step of your career.

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Practical Learning

Connect with dedicated, expert instructors that use hands-on, creative strategies and project-based training in a learning environment designed to give you the skill-set you’ll need to break into a new career.

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Career Outcomes

Get personalized career support and assistance in areas such as resume writing, LinkedIn optimization, networking, and interviews. Our Career Outcomes team works to build foundations with local hiring partners to help our learners discover job opportunities when they complete the program.*

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Certifications and Digital Badges

Prepare to earn valuable digital badges on topics related to industry certifications. Our research-backed curriculum helps to lay the foundation for taking certification exams in the future.

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400+ Program Hours

Our accelerated approach provides courses that allow you to forge powerful connections with your instructors and immerse yourself in your new career. Our program offers real-world simulations, direct one-on-one access to instructors, and a comprehensive curriculum designed to cover all aspects of cybersecurity.

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Access to Hiring Partners

Grow your network and take advantage of the powerful relationships forged by our Career Outcomes department, which can prepare you for a successful career by connecting you with industry leaders looking for certified candidates.

*Career Outcomes are consultation-based only and do not guarantee job placement.

The Five-Step
Pathway to Success



Schedule a personal consultation with one of our admissions advisors so that you can learn more about us, ask questions about the program, and set the stage for your educational and professional goals.



Meet with a senior admissions advisor online or over the phone for a personalized discussion about the Cybersecurity Professional Program, your job expectations, and potential opportunities in your new career path.



Our Introductory Course will allow learners to test the demands and expectations of the program before committing to the entire professional program. This will let you gauge if it’s a good fit for you and your career goals.



Our Digital Skills Professional Program is an accelerated program designed to take learners on a detailed journey to their chosen career path. Live classes can be attended virtually, with exercises that simulate the real-world activities of digital professionals.



Gain valuable professional assistance with your job search by taking advantage of our Career Outcomes department. Our team offers customized training in networking, LinkedIn optimization, resume writing, polishing your online presence, as well as providing access to hiring partners.*

*Career Outcomes are consultation-based only
and do not guarantee job placement.

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