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The American University Cybersecurity Professional Certificate Experience

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Intro to Cybersecurity

The 30-hour Introductory Course gives you a chance to discover what a career in cybersecurity really entails and if this is the right career choice for you. 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. You’ll learn the basics, try your hand at some some practical training exercises, and get one-on-one mentorship from your instructors right from the start. If you decide the program isn’t for you, you are eligible for a 75% refund on your Introductory Course tuition.*

Hands-On Learning

Learning about cybersecurity is one thing, but the ability and experience to put it into practice is what will set you apart from the competition. Our hands-on approach will allow you to gain valuable experience, giving you all the tools you need to work in the field immediately after graduating. The American University Cybersecurity Professional Certificate program simulation labs model real-life scenarios that provide you with a practical understanding of the information and how to apply it in the workplace.

Global Certification Eligibility

Our Cybersecurity Professional Certificate program prepares you to pass the exams for the most sought after global certifications, including both offensive and defensive positions. These certifications, in addition to the hands-on exercises in our real-world simulation labs, will make you a prime candidate in the job market.

The complete list of certification training courses includes: Network+, CSK, Linux LPI Essential, CCNA CyberOps, Security+, CYSA+, (ISC)2 SSCP, and the newly consolidated CCNA Certification.

Comprehensive Career Services

The primary focus of our Cybersecurity Professional Certificate program is to teach you everything you need to know to start an exciting, fulfilling, and meaningful career as quickly as possible. Our Career Services administrators will do everything possible to help you land your first job in the field. They will help you tailor your resume, write cover letters, increase your professional online presence, discover unpublished hiring opportunities, give you access to our extensive professional network, and work with you one-on-one to train for industry-specific job interviews.

Internship Placement Assistance

Our instructors will provide you with professional networking assistance, giving you the opportunity to build relationships with experts in the field and to develop the valuable experience that many employers look for when hiring. This gives you an excellent opportunity to make connections with alumni and top businesses in the area. You’ll also get the opportunity to put everything you learned to use with our internship placement assistance program.

International Expertise

American University’s Cybersecurity Professional Certificate program is powered by one of the world’s leading providers of cybersecurity education, HackerU. Our partnership with HackerU provides you with a vetted, comprehensive curriculum and specialized training techniques that originate from strategies used by Israel’s elite Cyber Defense Forces.

*Terms & Conditions apply.

Internship placement is not guaranteed.

Cyber Labs

American University’s Cyber Labs give students a competitive edge by providing the exact elements that employers in the field are looking for: A relevant and diverse skill-set and an extensive amount of immersive experience working on real-world cyber projects.

Instructors provide students with engaging and challenging simulation environments that closely represent real-world attacks and other scenarios. These simulations give students the experience that cybersecurity professionals need to defend against attacks and quickly resolve issues.

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