University of Vermont

Professional Development

Cybersecurity Certificate

The demand for cybersecurity skills is growing in government, private companies and other organizations such as universities and non-profits. It is critical for organizational leaders and managers, as well as IT professionals, to be prepared to anticipate the wide-ranging impacts of a cybersecurity breach, understand how to mitigate them, and learn to prevent them in the future.

The demand for cybersecurity skills is growing in government, private companies and other organizations such as universities and non-profits. It is critical for organizational leaders and managers, as well as IT professionals, to be prepared to anticipate the wide-ranging impacts of a cybersecurity breach, understand how to mitigate them, and learn to prevent them in the future.

This certificate is designed to develop a comprehensive foundation in the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a career in cybersecurity. Whether you are new to computer science, or are interested in adding cybersecurity to your undergraduate degree, this is a highly desirable credential.

Courses are offered online and the certificate includes a deliberate selection of foundational computer science courses, including programming, web, and database development, as well as cybersecurity coursework covering both the technical and conceptual aspects of cybersecurity. A reliable computer is essential in order to complete the coursework.

Courses are available online and on campus.

Cybersecurity positions grew by 73% between 2007 and 2012, compared to 20% in IT, and 6% across all sectors. In addition to higher demand for cybersecurity skills, professionals in cybersecurity positions earn more than most IT employees. Even a short certificate increases salary potential by $6,000.


VA Benefits

The University of Vermont is able to certify VA benefits for this program. If you intend to use VA benefits for this program, please apply to the program and contact UVM's Veterans Affairs Coordinator, David Carlson, via email at dcarlson@uvm.edu or by phone at (802) 656-0581, and Program Coordinator, Nichole Hathaway at Nichole.Hathaway@uvm.edu or by phone at (802) 656-4682, to inform the university of these intentions.


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