Are you considering
an IT or cybersecurity career?
In this program, you will learn everything you need to know to succeed in the Information and cybersecurity industry, starting with the fundamentals, all the way to the tasks you will be performing on the job when you get hired.
The program curriculum integrates hands-on learning with simulation labs that prepare you to take the CyberSec industry's most essential certification exams:
Go From No Experience to Ready-to-Hire.
30-Hour Introductory Course | 370-Hour Extended Program
American University’s Cybersecurity Professional Certificate program takes students who have no experience in the field and gets them job-ready and fully qualified to meet the demands of today's job market by the end of the program. It focuses on getting you prepared with the exact skills needed to find employment in the field.
Introductory Course30 in-classHours
Microsoft Security45 in-classHours
Computer Networking50 in-classHours
Cloud Security15 in-classHours
Linux Security30 in-classHours
Network Security60 in-classHours
Cyber Infrastructure & Technology30 in-classHours
Introduction to Python for Security25 in-classHours
Offensive Security: Ethical Hacking50 in-classHours
DFIR & Threat Hunting45 in-classHours
Game Theory Strategy in Cybersecurity10 in-classHours
Career Services15 in-classHours
Prepare for Internationally
Recognized Certifications Exams
Prepare for Internationally Recognized Certifications Exams
Students who graduate from the Cybersecurity Professional Certificate program will be eligible to sit for all the most recognized certification exams in the industry, including but not limited to:
Linux LPI Essentials
The Linux LPI Essentials exam verifies knowledge of the open-source Linux operating system and practical knowledge of various other open-source applications. The exam measures competency in Linux command line, permissions, security, basic networking configuration, working knowledge of Linux administration, and the ability to manage users and groups.
The CompTIA Cloud+ is a key certification for all IT professionals who want to demonstrate their competency in cloud infrastructures. Gaining this certification verifies that you have the skill set required to work in data centers. The exam assesses knowledge of managing and troubleshooting cloud performance, security, and configuration and deployment of data migration to the cloud.
The CompTIA Security+ is the next step up from the CompTIA Network+ and is considered an entry-level cybersecurity certification. The CompTIA Security+ exam tests the candidate’s skill set over a range of disciplines, such as: systems, network, security administration, and penetration testing.
The CompTIA CySA+ is an intermediate-level certification that verifies competency in cybersecurity. This certification tests skills in security analytics, as well as intrusion detection and response. The certification meets the requirements set forth by the U.S. Department of Defense. It verifies a candidate’s ability to perform data analysis in order to find a variety of system vulnerabilities, threats, and risks. It also tests the candidate’s ability to employ and configure tools for threat detection and the ability to secure organizational systems and applications.