Sumita Mishra, Ph.D.
This program may be completed online. Visit RIT Online for additional information.
Please contact the admissions counselor below for additional information about applying to the online program.
|Program Available Online?||Yes|
|Application Deadline||February 15th Priority Deadline, rolling thereafter|
|English Language Exams:|
Priority deadline - COMPLETE applications that are received by this date are given priority consideration for admission and financial aid (if applicable). Applications received after the priority deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.
Rolling - There is no specific deadline for applications; applications will be accepted and reviewed throughout the year until the program reaches capacity.
This advanced certificate in cybersecurity provides the fundamental knowledge and expertise in network security and forensics necessary for security in networked environments. Students learn to make computers and networks resistant to attack by closing off vulnerabilities and by monitoring intrusions. The application of forensics allows successful attacks on computer systems to be detected. This involves gathering information on the nature and extent of the attack for presentation in a court of law, as well as assessing the extent of the damage to an organization. Courses taken as part of this certificate can transfer into the MS program in computing security.
|Course||Sem. Cr. Hrs.|
|CSEC-742||Computer System Security||3|
|CSEC-730||Advanced Computer Forensics||3|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||12|
To be considered for admission to the advanced certificate in cybersecurity, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:
Based on the evaluation of an applicant's academic and relevant experience, the graduate program director may require some applicants to complete a bridge course to fulfill any gaps in the required prerequisites needed for admission to the program. The bridge course, Introduction to Computing Security (CSEC-600), is not part of the 12 credit hours required for the advanced certificate.
This certificate is intended for part-time study; therefore, RIT cannot issue I-20 paperwork. Courses are offered on-campus and online.
Information regarding costs and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code and occupational profiles for this program can be viewed at www.rit.edu/emcs/financialaid/gedt/2017-2018/cybersecurity.html.
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