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We do not have any limits on the number of courses that a student may take each semester. However, we recommend students with a full-time work schedule take no more than two courses per semester.
While the courses in the Cybersecurity Analysis certificate are structured primarily in a way that provides maximum flexibility to allow students to start any term, it is recommended that students begin by taking the 3000 level courses before enrolling in any of the 4000 level electives courses.
Individuals must apply to and be offered admission to earn a certificate. A maximum of two courses that will count towards satisfying the requirements for the certificate may be taken at SCPS prior to admission.
Individuals can transfer one course for academic credit from a regionally accredited college or university. The transfer course will count toward one elective course in the certificate program, and must have been taken within the last three years. Transfer courses are not accepted for required courses in the certificate. Official transcripts and course syllabus are required for an analysis of the content, level, and comparability of the transfer course, as well as the quality of the student’s performance with a grade of B- or better. Official transcripts with a request for transfer of credits can be sent to [email protected] or School of Continuing and Professional Studies, 104 Midmont Lane, PO Box 400764, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4764 Attn: Admission Services
Students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the certificate to be awarded. Should a grade fall below a C, the student has the option of retaking the course in order to complete the requirements and be awarded the certificate.
A background in cybersecurity or information technology is not required to be successful in the program. Applicants should have critical thinking ability, analytical skills, and a strong desire to enter the field of cybersecurity.
Upon completion of the Certificate in Cybersecurity Analysis, students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework core knowledge areas:
The Certificate in Cybersecurity Analysis is designed to be a stand-alone certificate program, however certificate courses may be transferred into the BIS Cybersecurity Analysis concentration.
Students interested in pursuing the BIS Cybersecurity Analysis concentration are encouraged to contact their advisor.
There is currently unprecedented demand for cybersecurity professionals, as shown by the following studies:
* The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements.