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Frequently Asked Questions

Would you like to know more about the Cybersecurity Professional Certificate program at American University? We’ve answered some of the most commonly asked questions for you.

Classes will be held at American University. The address is:

4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016

No. All courses are held on campus.

Courses begin on a rolling basis.

You do not need any prerequisite experience to enroll in our Cybersecurity Professional Certificate program. It is suitable for those without any experience in the field, as well as for those with some self-taught technical background.

Since our Ethical Hacking program is geared towards professionals who already work in the field, you need to have either a degree in Computer Science or comparable work experience in the IT, coding, or programming fields.

Our Cybersecurity Professional Certificate program is 400 in-class hours, including the 30-hour Trial Course. Our advanced Cybersecurity Ethical Hacking program is 210 in-class hours, including the 30-hour Trial Course.

Credits from this program cannot be applied to other degree programs.

Tuition is $15,500 for the Cybersecurity Professional Certificate program, not including the $500 for the Trial Course.
Tuition is $12,000 for the Cybersecurity Ethical Hacking program, not including the $1000 for the Trial Course.

Tuition, fees, and deposits subject to change.

No. Our programs are built for anyone who is committed to life-long learning, whether you’re currently pursuing a degree or looking for ways to add to your professional credentials.

This program was built for working professionals with flexible evening and weekend course schedules available.

Yes. You will need to bring your own laptop. We will provide you with all other educational materials needed for class.

HackerU is our partner in continuing cyber education. Their expertise in international cybersecurity training brings more than 20 years of world-renowned, offensive and defensive, Israeli cybersecurity experience directly to our students.

Contact us either by filling out the form below or by calling (202) 888-4202 and one of our Partner Account Managers will get back to you as soon as possible with the details.

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