Develop the knowledge and expertise you need to protect your organization's computing systems and advance your career. This advanced certificate in cybersecurity provides the fundamental knowledge and expertise in network security and forensics necessary for cybersecurity 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.
RIT has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Education and Research by National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security.
The curriculum consists of the RITx MicroMasters in Cybersecurity and one additional online course through RIT Online.
Minimum technical requirements:
- A desktop or laptop computer with a webcam
- Minimal network latency to RIT's Main Campus (200ms or less). To test latency, ping 184.108.40.206 or 220.127.116.11
$4,305 (2017-18 AY)
12 credit hours required
A student could finish the program in 1 year.
Complete the RITx MicroMasters in Cybersecurity (9 credits equivalency):
Complete one of the following RIT Online courses (3 credits):
Applications may be submitted any time during the year. For priority consideration, please submit all application materials a minimum of 6 weeks prior to your intended RIT Online course start date.
To be considered for admission to the advanced certificate in cybersecurity program, candidates must complete the online application form and fulfill the following requirements:
- Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
- Knowledge of computing networking and system administration and introductory knowledge of computing security,
- Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work
- Submit a current resume, personal statement, and two letters of recommendation
- A test of English Language aptitude is required of all applicants and course registrants whose native language is not English. RIT accepts TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE exams. Applicants are exempt from submitting the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academic exams if they have worked or studied in the U.S. for the last two years or they are from countries and attended universities whose native language is English. These countries include: American Samoa, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British West Indies, Canada, England, Guam, Ireland, Mauritius, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Virgin Islands and Wales.
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