American University

Digital Skills Education

PURSUE AN INNOVATIVE PATH TO A REWARDING CAREER

The Cybersecurity Professional Program sets you up with the hands-on experience you need to outsmart the competition and step up your career. The instructors, some of the top experts in the field, bring their real-life experience to the virtual classroom and provide you with personalized training.

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THE CYBERSECURITY PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM

This track is designed to help students break into the field of cybersecurity. This non-credit program does not require students to have experience in IT, 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: LPI Linux Essentials, AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, CompTIA Network+, Certified Network Defender, CompTIA Security+, Certified Soc Analyst, and Certified Ethical Hacker.

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THE DIGITAL MARKETING PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM

Prepare for a digital marketing career and learn the industry's most in-demand tools and tactics, including search engine optimization, data analytics, email marketing, digital strategy, and more.

Courses are taught by industry experts, active in the field, and are consistently updated to reflect the most cutting-edge digital marketing practices. 

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THE FULL-STACK DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM

With an emphasis on hands-on, real-world training, learners apply coding theory to practice in virtual, simulation-based exercises led by industry expert instructors. Our immersive professional training program will grant you the resources, support, and confidence you need to build a career in full-stack development.

Launch Your Cutting-Edge Digital
Career

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Gain the Skills You Need to Succeed

FAST-TRACK YOUR CAREER

Led by real industry-leading educators, our Cybersecurity Professional Program is hyper-focused to provide the cutting-edge experience you need to outsmart the competition and step up your career. Throughout the program, you will work on projects that mimic the real day-to-day actions of the job with our hands-on curriculum.

Launch a Cutting-Edge Career With Confidence

Become a Successful Cyber Professional

In less than one year, you will transform your knowledge and capabilities through helpful resources and professional training from cyber experts.

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Introductory
Course

Explore the material and the cybersecurity industry before making a substantial commitment to the full course. With this program, students will be able to make a practical, confident, and informed decision. 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

Our program creates an environment of learning through cyber labs, interactive exercises, hands-on training exercises, and project-based learning to accelerate the learning process.

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Career
Services

Get personalized career support and assistance in areas such as resume writing, LinkedIn optimization, networking, and interviews. Our career services team works to build foundations with local hiring partners to help our students discover job opportunities upon graduation.*

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Certifications
and Digital Badges

Study and train so you can earn top industry certification exams and earn digital badges that will track your success throughout the program.

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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. The program offers real-world simulations, direct one-on-one access to instructors, and a comprehensive curriculum designed to cover all aspects of the cyber industry.

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Access to
Hiring Partners

Throughout the program, our career services department provides students the opportunities to connect to many industry leading companies that we have relationships with. We will help you nurture your cyber career during the course and upon completion.

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

THE FIVE-STEP PATHWAY

to Success

STEP 1

Let’s
Talk

Prospective students set up a personal consultation with a Cybersecurity Admissions Advisors to assess their aptitude in the field and help them decide if a career in cybersecurity could be a good fit for them. The advisor will explain the introductory course, enrollment process, answer any questions, and set up a flexible advising session with a Senior member of the team.

STEP 2

One-on-One
Advising

Each prospective student meets with their assigned Senior Admissions Advisor to further discuss the program, career expectations, and future job opportunities. Meetings can be virtual, or on the phone.

STEP 3

Introductory
Course

This 30-hour Introduction to Cybersecurity course gives you the chance to explore the material and the cybersecurity industry before making a substantial commitment to the full course. That way, you can make a practical, confident, and informed decision about your future career path. The Introductory Course also ensures classroom success by facilitating the advancement of only those students with the necessary passion and skills to ultimately land a career in the field. 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.

STEP 4

The Cybersecurity Professional Program

From the beginning of the program, your instructors will begin to teach in an immersive, hands-on style, allowing you to start practicing the skills of the job right away. Live classes are provided virtually, and exercises simulate real-world tasks so you can have the experience that potential employers seek.

STEP 5

Career
Services

Throughout the entire program, instructors and staff members will provide resources and training to help prepare you to enter the workforce. As a student, your instructors and Career Services advisors will help you prepare for job interviews, network with industry professionals, perfect your resume, increase your professional online presence, and discover hiring opportunities. The purpose of these services is to help you get your foot in the door for your first professional cybersecurity role.*

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

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