The graduate certificate program in cybersecurity technology at University of Maryland Global Campus provides you with the most current knowledge and skills for protecting critical cyber infrastructure and assets. In this program, you'll learn concepts, real-world applications, and practical skills you can apply on the job right away. The curriculum features emerging topics in the field and was developed with the help of an advisory board of senior security executives, so what you're learning is on the cutting edge of cyber security.

UMGC was named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security.

These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2020–2021 academic year. For prior year academic requirements, visit our catalog archive.

About the Cybersecurity Technology Graduate Certificate

What You'll Learn

Through your coursework, you will learn how to

  • Identify system vulnerabilities and solve problems with intrusion detection tactics
  • Lead successful teams with advanced project management skills
  • Employ cyber prevention and mitigation techniques
  • Apply cyber security risk management framework to mobility, databases, and critical infrastructure

Coursework Examples

In past projects, students have had the opportunity to

  • Use protocol analyzers, intrusion detection systems, intrusion prevention systems, networking mapping tools, encryption/decryption tools, and password cracking tools
  • Perform vulnerability assessments

Cybersecurity Technology Graduate Certificate Requirements

Our curriculum is designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars. You'll learn theories combined with real-world applications and practical skills you can apply on the job right away.

Required Courses

Total Credits Required: 18

  • CBR 600
  • CST 610
  • CST 620

Course Rules and Program Progression

  • All courses must be taken in the order listed. 
  • You must complete each course with a grade of B or better to advance to the next course. The grade of C is not available for these courses.

Vertical Pathway

If you complete the computer networks and cybersecurity bachelor's degree at UMGC, you could be eligible to reduce your graduate coursework with a vertical pathway.

Overall Certificate Requirements

 

Review the overall graduate certificate requirements on the certificates overview webpage.

Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you to take your cyber career to the next level.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

This program is designed for midcareer professionals or those new to the field. If you do not have work experience in information technology, computer networks, or databases, we strongly recommend you take ASC 605. If you have not taken programming courses, we strongly encourage you to take ASC 609. We recommend ASC 601 if you'd like to improve your graduate writing skills.

Facts & Figures

Student Clubs and Organizations

    Type: Student organization
    Available To: Undergraduate and Graduate

    The Computing Club aims to create a dynamic environment where members can work collaboratively, share innovative ideas, enhance their career-readiness, and gain marketable experience in their respective fields.

    Type: Student organization
    Available To: Undergraduate and Graduate

    The Cyber Competition Team represents UMGC at various cybersecurity events and highly competitive tournaments nationwide. Students hone their cybersecurity skills, learn to work effectively as a team, and network with other students, cyber professionals, and prospective employers.

Awards & Recognition

  • 1st place | UMGC Cyber Competition Team | Global Cyberlympics | 2014
  • 1st place | UMGC Cyber Competition Team | North American Cyberlympics | 2014
  • 1st place | UMGC Cyber Competition Team | Maryland Cyber Challenge | 2014
  • 1st place, Worldwide Overall Undergraduate Division | UMGC Cyber Competition Team | Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center Digital Forensics Challenge | 2013
  • 1st place, Collegiate and Pro Divisions | UMGC Cyber Competition Team | Maryland Cyber Challenge | 2013
  • 2nd place | UMGC Cyber Competition Team | Global Cyberlympics | 2012
  • 1st place | UMGC Cyber Competition Team | North American Cyberlympics | 2012
  • 1st place | UMGC Cyber Competition Team | Maryland Digital Forensics Investigation Challenge | 2012