Diploma in Cybersecurity Overview

The Cybersecurity program provides training for an entry-level career in Cybersecurity industry. The program will focus on security information, procedures and processes used in all types of business, governmental, non-profit environments. The program includes training in security basics, networks basics and defense, identity and access management, cryptography concepts, system administration, logging and monitoring, programming, web security, project management, and threats and vulnerabilities.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Use network assessment tools to gauge the security posture of an organization
  • Implement access management controls and account management practices
  • Identify, compare and contrast different types of attacks and related impacts
  • Use a programming language to automate system administration tasks
  • Use theoretical models and specific technical knowledge to secure web applications

Ready To Apply? Great! Here's What You Need To Do:

  • Complete an admissions interview conducted in person or via online methods.
  • Sign and submit an attestation of high school (or equivalent) completion.
  • Equivalencies include a GED Certificate. Home schooled students must present a diploma that meets the requirements of the state in which it was issued. (Students with non-US credentials please see International Student Admissions Requirements below).
  • Submit a completed application
  • Arrange for official transcripts from all colleges/universities previously attended to be submitted to the Office of Records and Registration, University of the Potomac.
  • Submit grade reports or scores from any recognized college equivalency examinations (e.g., CLEP, DANTES, and Advanced Placement).
  • Submit certificates from any corporate education training or professional development programs. (Note: An ACE evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for corporate educational training.)
  • Submit military training documents. (Note: An ACE military evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for military training.)
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