Build Your Future in Cyber Security
Cyber Security Technician Certificate
Designed to prepare students who intend to pursue employment in entry-level cyber-security/forensics positions. The program provides the foundation skills to analyze cyber security threats from a variety of perspectives at the enterprise and national levels. Information security analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems. Their responsibilities are continually expanding as the number of cyberattacks increases.
Cyber Security Analyst Certificate (Level 2)
Designed to prepare students who intend to pursue employment in entry-level cyber-security/forensics positions. The program provides additional technical and managerial skills to analyze cyber security threats from a variety of perspectives at the enterprise and national levels. This certificate option requires completion of the Cyber Security Technician Certificate and additionally provides advanced courses in ethical hacking, cyber-security tools and networking.
Cyber Security Master Certificate (Level 3)
Designed to prepare students who intend to pursue employment in cyber-security/forensics positions. The program provides a comprehensive knowledge and training in technical and managerial skills to analyze cyber security threats from a variety of perspectives at the enterprise and national levels. This certificate option requires completion of the Cyber Security Analyst Certificate and additionally provides advanced courses in programming and operating systems.
For additional information, visit the Fullerton College Cyber Security website: https://cybersecurity.fullcoll.edu/
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The cost is $46 per unit. Non-resident tuition: $258 per unit PLUS enrollment fees (Non-Resident Tuition includes $19.00 Capital Outlay fee per Ed Code 76141).
Costs may vary; please visit website for more information: http://admissions.fullcoll.edu/fees-refunds/.
Associate degree or certificate completion depends on program unit requirements and whether student is enrolled full-time or part-time.
For information on jobs in this industry sector and their median annual salaries visit: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/.
Average Salary: $58,420 – $159,300
• Computer Security Specialist
• Computer Specialist
• Data Security Administrator
• Information Security Analyst
• Information Security Manager
• Information Security Officer
• Information Security Specialist
• Information Systems Security Analyst
• Information Technology Security Analyst
• Information Technology Specialist
Employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 28 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Demand for information security analysts is expected to be very high. Cyberattacks have grown in frequency, and analysts will be needed to come up with innovative solutions to prevent hackers from stealing critical information or creating problems for computer networks.
Banks and financial institutions, as well as other types of corporations, will need to increase their information security capabilities in the face of growing cybersecurity threats. In addition, as the healthcare industry expands its use of electronic medical records, ensuring patients’ privacy and protecting personal data are becoming more important. More information security analysts are likely to be needed to create the safeguards that will satisfy patients’ concerns.
Employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 56 percent in computer systems design and related services from 2016 to 2026. The increasing adoption of cloud services by small and medium-sized businesses and a rise in cybersecurity threats will create demand for managed security services providers in this industry.
Average Salary in this Field
$159,300 Per Year
Careers in this Field
Computer Security Specialist
Information Technology Specialist
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