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Cybersecurity Certificate

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Overview

Cybersecurity Certificate

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The Cybersecurity Certificate furnishes you with both the strategic and technical knowledge to make your company more secure amidst a growing arena of threats to operations, data, and intellectual property. Learn how to best mitigate risk, defend your network from threats originating from both outside and inside your organization, understand forensics and much more. Using an applied approach to learning coupled with a flexible curriculum, the Cybersecurity Certificate allows you to focus on topics that are most important to you.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Certificate Requirements
  • Effective January 2015, courses can only be applied to one certificate. If a core course for a certificate has already been applied to a previously-awarded certificate, then an additional elective must be taken.
  • Certificates must be completed within 6 years; courses completed more than 6 years ago may not be applied toward certificate.
  • All courses applied to a certificate program must be taken from Georgia Tech.
  • This certificate does not require an application.
How it works

Your path to achievement is easy! Most certificate courses are offered in classroom locations around the U.S. You can also inquire about training at your location.

Cost

  • Course load determines the cost of a certificate program.
  • Calculate your total by identifying the courses needed and tallying individual course fees. Some programs offer discounts for course bundling.

Registration

  • Select a certificate program, review the requirements, and determine your timeline for completion.
  • Add courses to your shopping cart for purchase as you are ready to take them, or as a bundle if desired.
  • Proceed to checkout to complete your registration. We accept multiple forms of payment including credit card, purchase order, a private loan (upon request), and VA benefits for certain programs.

Completion

  • Certificates must be completed within six years.
  • After successful completion of most individual courses, a Certificate of Course Completion will be sent.
  • After successful completion of all required courses, request a transcript and program certificate audit.
  • Upon verification, GTPE will email your transcript and mail your Certificate of Program Completion. Some programs host a certificate award ceremony during the final course.

Once you earn your Georgia Tech Program Certificate, tout your success on your resume and LinkedIn profile, share with your employer, and celebrate an important career growth achievement!

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Why Choose a Certificate?

Why Choose a Certificate?

Professional Certificates are ideal for developing new skills and building deep expertise in a specialized area to update your professional profile, advance your career, or broaden your knowledge base.

Certificates are an “anytime” credential
Start anytime - after graduation or later in your career - and gain deeper know-how in a specific area without the commitment to a degree.

Certificates demonstrate commitment
The dedication of time to earn a certificate demonstrates that you are committed to achieving a higher standard of professional knowledge in your industry.

Certificates provide immediate “ROE”
Georgia Tech learners master real-world skills and apply them to their career the day after completion.

Certificates stand out on your resume
A Georgia Tech credential carries the professional weight to give you a competitive edge.

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Who Should Attend

This certificate is designed for anyone who wants to move into a position that requires increasing oversight into cybersecurity, including engineers, scientists, IT professionals, product designers, and managers.

How You Will Benefit

  • Recognize emerging threats and decipher risk in order to develop an appropriate and effective defense best suited to your organization.
  • Learn to build smarter and more effective cybersecurity solutions by approaching threats holistically and from the perspective of the intruder.
  • Uncover and examine the latest research and techniques in security and mitigation strategies.
  • Understand how to apply systems engineering principles to build a stronger enterprise.
  • Taught by Experts in the Field
  • Grow Your Professional Network

Course Offerings

Requirement A
Cybersecurity: A Systems Approach (DEF 4513P)

As many business sectors become increasingly information centric and network reliant, cybersecurity is becoming a critical pillar of the enterprise. Cybersecurity: A Systems Approach explores information security vulnerabilities and how to approach cybersecurity resilience as a complex sy... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • JAN 29, 2019 - JAN 31, 2019
    Register by JAN 29, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,695
  • AUG 13, 2019 - AUG 15, 2019
    Register by AUG 13, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,695
Requirement B (choose four)
Introduction to Network-Centric Warfare Technology, Systems, Tactics, and Security (DEF 2508P)

The Department of Defense has migrated toward network-centric warfare concepts, and systems that support these concepts. Commercial technologies and systems developed for the military are being combined to provide connectivity at all levels of command and operational environments. If you'r... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
There are no sessions scheduled at this time. Please check again later.
Introduction to Malware Analysis (DEF 4601P)

Malware is a growing threat to the information and intellectual property of organizations. This introductory course will provide a foundational understanding of malicious software, how malware has shaped the global cybersecurity landscape, and malware's future impact. Discussions and hand... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • OCT 29, 2019 - OCT 31, 2019
    Register by OCT 29, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,695
Fundamentals of Cyber Systems Test and Evaluation (DEF 4603P)

Learn how to apply test and evaluation (T&E) to the cyber domain. The Fundamentals of Cyber Systems Test and Evaluation course approaches T&E from the perspective of Department of Defense (DoD) practitioners, covering the gamut of the roles, responsibilities, processes, procedures... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • JUN 11, 2019 - JUN 13, 2019
    Register by JUN 11, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,695
Cybersecurity and Embedded Systems (DEF 4604P)

Embedded systems offer many opportunities to economically and effectively control large infrastructure systems, small single purpose devices, and many products in between. But their use can also introduce vulnerabilities easily exploited to gain access to valuable data, alter device functional... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
There are no sessions scheduled at this time. Please check again later.
Introduction to Penetration Testing (DEF 4606P)

As businesses become more dependent on interconnected systems for survival, they recognize a need to train their own personnel in assessment, exploitation, and remediation techniques. These “red teams” are becoming vital to organizations by exposing vulnerabilities early, implementing rem... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • APR 15, 2019 - APR 17, 2019
    Register by APR 15, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,895
Risk Management Framework for DoD (DEF 4607P)

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Risk Management Framework (RMF) provides a mechanism to inform risk decisions and improve cybersecurity. As federal government and private industry transition to RMF, a broad understanding of the entire process eases adoption chall... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • DEC 4, 2018 - DEC 6, 2018
    Register by DEC 4, 2018
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,495
  • DEC 3, 2019 - DEC 5, 2019
    Register by DEC 3, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,495
Digital Forensics for Incident Response (DEF 4611P)

Designed as an introduction to digital forensics and incident response, this course explores forensic investigation using freely redistributable, open-source software tools. The course will focus on an analysis of equipment encountered in the enterprise as well as introductory recommendations ... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
There are no sessions scheduled at this time. Please check again later.
Cyber Risk Management for Decision Makers (DEF 4612P)

Cyber and non-cyber professionals face challenges in effectively protecting their organizations from ever-evolving cyber threats. You’ll be taught how to identify cyber risks, map their impact across an organization, prioritize concerns, and identify actionable mitigation strategies usin... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • FEB 27, 2019 - FEB 28, 2019
    Register by FEB 27, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,295
Emerging Threats: A Deep Dive into Cutting Edge Attacks (DEF 4613P)

Take a deep dive into cutting-edge attacks to better equip your organization with the safety measures it needs to combat emerging threats. This course will help highly technical cybersecurity specialists gain a more detailed understanding of the evolutionary and revolutionary aspects of c... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • FEB 1, 2019 - FEB 1, 2019
    Register by FEB 1, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $795
  • AUG 16, 2019 - AUG 16, 2019
    Register by AUG 16, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $795
Data Analytics and Methodologies (DEF 4616P)

Data analytics is transforming business processes at both large and small organizations. As siloed data becomes more available through the deployments of environments, such as data lakes and company-wide data warehousing, opportunities are arising to apply analytics to improve efficiency,... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • SEP 10, 2019 - SEP 12, 2019
    Register by SEP 10, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,695
Digital Forensics Techniques for Weapons Systems (DEF 4619P)

Take a systematic approach. In Digital Forensics and Weapons Systems, you will explore the forensic investigation of the combination of traditional workstations, embedded systems, networks, and system busses that constitute the modern-day-weapons system. The course reviews the similarities and... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
There are no sessions scheduled at this time. Please check again later.
Embedded Security Tools and Techniques: Hands-on Assessment Exercises (DEF 4621P)

Embedded computing systems are prolific in modern society and increasingly used in applications ranging from consumer products (e.g., mobile devices, wearables, smart appliances) to industrial and military systems (e.g., process control, mobile or field units). Growing dependence on self-drivi... View Course Details »

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Protecting Your Organization from Insider Threats (DEF 4622P)

In today’s information-centric environment, protecting organizational data from deliberate or unintentional disclosure is paramount. While most organizations focus on protecting their critical assets and data from external threats, they may overlook the threats originating from inside the... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • MAR 12, 2019 - MAR 13, 2019
    Register by MAR 12, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,295
Enterprise Security Operations for Effective Cyber Defense (DEF 4623P)

This course will give students a baseline knowledge of enterprise security operations. Content will explore models and architectures of Security Operation Centers (SOCs), including implementation of both preventative and detective technologies. Students will gain skills in vulnerability m... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • MAY 14, 2019 - MAY 16, 2019
    Register by MAY 14, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,895
Defensive Cyber Operations/Blue Teaming (DEF 4632P)

This lab-based course will introduce you to modern defensive skills required to counteract cyber threats. You will use live equipment and virtual machines representing “blue forces” tasked to negate real-world threats against systems and networks. Instructors will place particular ... View Course Details »

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Defensive Cyber Operations/Blue Teaming (14hrs) (DEF 4632R)

This lab-based course will introduce you to modern defensive skills required to counteract cyber threats. You will use live equipment and virtual machines representing “blue forces” tasked to negate real-world threats against systems and networks. Instructors will place partic... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • APR 18, 2019 - APR 19, 2019
    Register by APR 18, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,295
Secure Software Development (DEF 4655P)

Learn best practices and techniques for developing software in a way that prevents the inadvertent introduction of security vulnerabilities in mobile, enterprise, web-based, and embedded software systems. This three-day Secure Software Development course contains a mix of lecture and hand... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • AUG 27, 2019 - AUG 29, 2019
    Register by AUG 27, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,695
Cyber Warfare/Electronic Warfare Convergence (DEF 4653P)

This course will help engineers, designers, and others gain foundational knowledge of the broad implications of cyber warfare and electronic warfare (EW) convergence. Topics will introduce traditional cyberattacks and electronic warfare and cover topics such as infrastructure and communication... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • JUL 30, 2019 - AUG 1, 2019
    Register by JUL 30, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,795
Inactive Courses

The following courses are no longer offered but may still be applied if completed within the six-year rule:

  • Exploitation and Defense of IT Systems: Hands-on Lab (DEF 4602P)
  • Mobile Device Security (DEF 4605P)
  • Cyber Vulnerabilities, Embedded Systems (DEF 4614P)
  • Cyber Electronic Warfare Convergence (DEF 4615P)
  • Cybersecurity Fundamentals: Multilevel Security (DEF 4620P)

DEF 4614P and DEF 4615P must have been taken together and count as one course.

 

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