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2023 - 2025 Voorhees University Catalog 
2023 - 2025 Voorhees University Catalog

Certificate in Cyber Security (CCS)

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Rationale: With a rise in cybercrime effecting the government, organizations and individuals - a Cyber Security certificate could be the key to opportunities that allow participants to contribute to helping keep data and information safe from hackers. The certification program at Voorhees University expects to create specialist within several facets of computer security and protection, for example, networking, operating systems, network and systems security, and data and communication security. The need for skilled experts in the wide field of Cybersecurity has increased significantly over the past few years. Forbes Magazine reports: “Some estimate that between $9 and $21 trillion of global economic value creation could be at risk if companies and governments are unable to successfully combat cyber threats”

Likewise, the U.S. government has initiatives to extend cybersecurity instruction to extend the expert workforce. For example, as a major aspect of the Comprehensive National Security Initiative, the official branch has/will begin a campaign to advance cybersecurity awareness and digital literacy from the meeting rooms to the classrooms and start to construct a digitally advanced workforce of the 21st century. The Voorhees University Certificate in Cyber Security is planned to offer assistance by offering an effectively trained workforce that can answer the call of the expanding plea for cybersecurity specialists in the current economy.

Cyber Security Certificate Learning Outcomes: Student Learning Outcomes are clearly delineated by course. Candidates for Cyber Security certification will be expected to have key conceptual knowledge of computer security and protection. The student-centered, engagement-oriented certificate provides real- world experience and requisite co-curricular platforms and the instructional delivery provides ample support to optimize the probability for participants to take and pass the culminating examinations and projects. Each course is designed to exponentially prepare participants for successful completion of the certification and the experience will validate skills and knowledge for those students interested in working in Cyber Security and Artificial Intelligence.

Cyber Security Certificate Requirements: Certificate in Cyber Security (CSC) requires a minimum of 15 credits, including 3 semester credit hours which may come from elective course options. Courses are offered in 8 week or accelerated 5 week formats. Participants are required to earn a grade of “C” or higher in all certificate courses.

Upon successful completion of the Cyber Security Certificate, completers will be able to:

  1. Support the business case for a cybersecurity strategy.
  2. Summarize national and global cybersecurity issues.
  3. Compose a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy.
  4. Calculate information security risks.
  5. Express related legal, regulatory, and compliance frameworks.
  6. Develop a crisis management plan.

Top jobs available in Cyber Security:

  • Information Security Analyst.
  • Security Engineer.
  • Security Architect.
  • Security Administrator.
  • Security Software Developer.
  • Cryptographer.
  • Cryptanalyst.
  • Security Consultant.

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