Cybersecurity specialists plan, implement, upgrade and monitor security measures to safeguard digital files and electronic infrastructure.
The Cybersecurity Specialist certificate 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.
Prepare for Professional Certification Exams
The Cybersecurity Specialist program will also prepare you for the following professional certification exams:
• CompTIA Security+
• Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT)
• Cisco Certified Network Associate – Routing and Switching (CCNA)
• Cisco Certified Network Associate – Security (CCNA-Security)
• Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) – Windows Server Administration Fundamentals
After completing the Cybersecurity Specialist certificate 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.
SWIC is a founding sponsor of the Midwest Cyber Center, a regional platform to educate, mentor and foster professional development of cybersecurity professionals in the region.