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Cybersecurity Bootcamp Style Certificate Online Program

Learn Ethical Hacking, Network Defense, and Digital Forensics

  • Complete in 9 months
  • Curriculum developed by EC-Council, known as the world’s largest technical cyber security certification body
  • Option to earn 3 EC-Council cyber security certifications (in addition to our certificate)
  • Financing options available, including Federal Student Aid
  • Tuition: $10,000 (voucher to take EC-Council certification exams included)

Online Cybersecurity Bootcamp Style Certificate Program Overview

With cybercrime on the rise, organizations of all types – from financial institutions to government agencies – are putting their cyber security efforts at the forefront of their technology initiatives. Information security professionals and ethical hackers are in high demand. In the Kenzie Academy Certificate in Cybersecurity program from Southern New Hampshire University you'll learn how to protect computer and networking systems, safeguard web applications, detect security threats and defend against cyber attacks, while preparing to enter the field.

The curriculum for this program was developed by the International Council of E-commerce Consultants (EC-Council), known as the world’s largest technical cyber security certification body. EC-Council also created the globally recognized Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH standards) and coined the phrase “ethical hacking” in 2001. This means you’ll gain world-class training built for ethical hackers.

Benefits of the Certificate in Cybersecurity Program

Kenzie Academy program courses are designed to:

  • Help prepare you to take the following EC-Council certification exams: Network Defense Essentials, Ethical Hacking Essentials and Digital Forensics Essentials. Voucher to take these exams are included as part of tuition. Attaining these 3 EC-Council certifications can help position you for success in entry-level roles. You may also gain additional experience that could help prepare you for more rigorous cyber security certifications offered by EC-Council.
  • Empower you with optional sessions led by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) who can help reinforce hard topics and answer questions. These sessions also present opportunities to collaborate and study with peers.
  • Earn a tech certificate faster, but learn more than you would in a typical 12- to 24-week bootcamp. This 9-month program offers the right balance between a traditional bootcamp and degree program - so you can get ready to advance your career.

Career Outlook

Cybercrime is quickly evolving — and organizations need more digital security professionals and ethical hackers to keep up. As a result, there’s high job market demand for qualified, skilled workers in these areas including cyber, technical support, and penetration testing, as well as IT, network and information security.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were over 163,000 information security jobs in 2021.1 These numbers are also projected to increase by 35% through 2031 – much faster than national average for all occupations.1

With the prevalence of data breaches and ransomware attacks, the need for digital security professionals expands across all industries, including healthcare, finance, hospitality, retail and more.

In addition to providing cyber literacy and training, this Kenzie Academy program includes three career prep and job-readiness courses to help you achieve professional success.

  • Foundations in Cybersecurity: Create initial drafts of tech-focused career artifacts and enhance your ability to market yourself through guided exercises.
  • Exploration in Cybersecurity: Gain skills to navigate job searching for technical careers. Build social capital and explore interview success strategies, self-promotion techniques, relevant resources for job searching and more.
  • Portfolio: Finalize your resume, LinkedIn and portfolio. These artifacts can map to your specific job search and refine your self-marketing strategy as you start to look for opportunities.

By completing these courses, and getting support from Career Services, you’ll be equipped with the tools, techniques and resources you need to confidently start your job search.

Courses & Curriculum

You’ll complete three terms: Network Defense Essentials, Ethical Hacking Essentials and Digital Forensics Essentials, which amount to 12 courses. 9 of those courses include:

  • Network Security Controls
  • Cloud, Network and Device Security
  • Data Security
  • Ethical Hacking Fundamentals
  • Cyber Attack and Countermeasures
  • Cyber Threats, Countermeasures and Testing
  • Computer Forensics Fundamentals
  • Operating Systems Forensics
  • Dark Web and Malware Forensics

The remaining 3 courses focus on career prep, job search strategies and optimizing a tech job search toolkit.

To learn more about the cyber security courses, curriculum and program outcomes, visit the Online Academic Catalog.

As part of the program, you will also engage in hands-on experiential learning and complete a research project that mimics a real-world scenario:

  • iLabs from EC-Council: Gain practical, hands-on training by learning within an environment where you can work with advanced technologies and practice managing cyber situations. iLabs include pre-configured vulnerable websites, hidden victim machines, vulnerable and unpatched operating systems, fully networked environments, forensic cases and files with hard disks and more.
  • Summative Research Project: Strengthen your problem-solving, critical thinking and research skills by completing three summative assessment research projects. For each project, you will assume an executive leadership role and conduct a needs assessment of an industry-leading organization. Then, based on the given scenario, you will leverage resources from courses and craft a security proposal.

By engaging in real-world projects within an immersive learning environment, you'll gain skills and knowledge to pursue a career in the field.

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