Cybersecurity Analyst

135 hours
18 weeks
7.5 hours
per week

The Cybersecurity Analyst certificate program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to assess cybersecurity threats and use the appropriate tools to remediate security vulnerabilities. Students will learn practical and analytical skills needed to perform threat assessments, vulnerability management analysis and remediation, security incident response, and application of a layered security architecture. The review, selection, and assembly of tools for performing threat and incident management will also be covered.

Topics include:

  • Cybersecurity threats, threat data, and exploit analysis
  • Blue team penetration testing and tools
  • Vulnerability scanning, analysis, and host remediation
  • CSIRT (Computer Security Incident Response Team) fundamentals
  • Data analytics to determine appropriate compensating controls
  • Conducting forensic analysis of digital systems
  • Secure coding as a part of the Software Development Life Cycle
  • Common cybersecurity tools & technologies

This is a great introductory program which, when combined with other network and security administration certificates, will help launch your cybersecurity career.

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Receive the Cybersecurity Analyst certificate by completing three courses:

  • COMP 655 Cyber Threat and Vulnerability
  • COMP 656 Cyber Incident Response
  • COMP 657 Cyber Security Architecture
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Information Technology Orientation

  1. Read the registration instructions & class details. Once Spring 2024 registration opens on Monday, December 4th, please register promptly as some classes fill quickly.
  2. Meet with a Counselor to discuss your Educational Plan, understand the requirements for the courses, and map out your career path. To make an appointment with a counselor, call North City Campus at (619) 388-1800 or email .

Possible Career Paths

Examples of jobs you may be qualified for after completion of this program:

  • Information Security Analysts $30-45/hr.
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators $24-37/hr.
  • Computer User Support Specialists $16-27/hr.

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