Cybersecurity Specialist - Southwestern Illinois College

Cybersecurity specialists plan, implement, upgrade and monitor security measures to safeguard digital files and electronic infrastructure.

Cybersecurity Specialist Certificate Program

This program is designed to prepare you to meet the high demand for specialists who can secure information and protect communication systems against the cyber threats of damage, exploitation, and unauthorized use or modification. The coursework includes the concepts, principles, methods, techniques, practices and procedures required of cybersecurity specialists.
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Prepare for Professional Certification Exams

The certificate program also prepares you for the following professional certification exams:

  • CompTIA Security+
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

Career Opportunities

After completing the program, you will be qualified for a variety of positions in the cybersecurity field, including:

  • Information Security Analyst
  • Firewall Specialist
  • Network Security Specialist
  • Security Administrator
  • VPN Specialist
  • Data Assurance Specialist

For details about career opportunities, review the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Additional information is available from SWIC Career Services.