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IT - Cybersecurity Analyst Overview

Cybersecurity professionals are the first line of defense against the digital dangers that threaten business technology and systems. This rapidly growing field needs qualified, well-trained candidates. CVTC’s IT - Cybersecurity Analyst advanced technical certificate is designed to teach you the technical knowledge to address the evolving world of cybersecurity challenges.

If you have previous professional experience in IT, this flexible, one-year program allows you to take classes and add to your skillset while still working. Our experienced instructors will give you hands-on lessons in security testing, response, and enhancement to help you develop the job-ready skills to defend against cybercrime.

Explore how to safeguard digital files and electronic infrastructure, respond to computer security breaches, and best practices for mitigating the vulnerability in an organization. Companies need cybersecurity specialists and analysts to ensure their future safety. Are you ready to take the next step?

What Is an advanced technical certificate?

A new offering to CVTC, an advanced technical certificate, or ATC, is an extension or continuation of an associate or higher degree program. Students who have already completed an applicable degree and/or working experience in a designated industry and are looking for additional specialized education to support their career goals can apply to an ATC program. Courses in these certificates are designed to build upon the previous educational and work experience of students to advance them to the next level in their industry.

Just the Facts

IT - Cybersecurity Analyst
18 Credit Advanced Technical Certificate

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One Year

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 Estimated Total: $2,880

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you can take in the IT - Cybersecurity Analyst program.

Introduction to Cybersecurity
This course introduces current cybersecurity threats, security responses and prevention strategies. Students will learn about cybersecurity standards, cybersecurity framework, and applications in multiple environments. Students will also learn about methods and techniques used to mitigate risks and vulnerability found in business environments.

Cloud Security Fundamentals
This course will identify different applications of cloud security and data encryption. Students will evaluate different cloud providers and their data security protection processes. This course will also identify risks and benefits of cloud services in comparison to alternative options.

Threat Detection & Prevention
In this course students will learn about current cyber security threats and the systems used to monitor these threats. Students will identify potential vulnerabilities to information technology systems, networks and applications. During this course students research and apply methods of penetration testing and implement monitoring systems as a strategy for the prevention of cybersecurity threats.

IT - Cybersecurity Analyst Outcomes

CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking where they are working, whether it is in their degree field, and several other questions related to employment. Below are the program outcomes and job data.


Yearly Salary

IT - Cybersecurity Analyst professionals make an average starting salary of $66,695.


Credits to Other Institutions

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* This wage is not specific to CVTC graduates. Wage estimates are based on entry-level positions and are gathered from Lightcast which is an economic modeling software that blends historical and projected industry and occupation trends within CVTC's 11-county district. Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey.

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