Walsh Catalog 2021-2022

Walsh

Cybersecurity Certificate

Program Overview

Successful graduates of the Cybersecurity academic certificate will be able to employ information technology and cybersecurity knowledge and skills to protect organizational assets in support of the organization’s goals and strategies. Students will learn to balance continuity and change in the development, implementation, and evaluation of cybersecurity programs and solution. The Cybersecurity certificate consists of 6 courses.

Program Requirements

Online Course Orientation
The free and no credit Moodle orientation (MDL*001*R1) is mandatory for all students. MDL*001*R1 must be taken prior to the start of the first course.

Foundation Courses

IT 501IT SYSTEMS ANALYSIS

3

IT 565FUNDAMENTALS OF CYBERSECURITY

3

Certificate Courses

IT 505GOVERNANCE, RISK & COMPLIANCE

3

IT 510CYBERSECURITY STRATEGIES AND TACTICS

3

IT 511THREATS, VULNERABILITIES, CONTROLS, AND COUNTERMEASURES

3

IT 512INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES

3

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete the prescribed requirements to graduate with a graduate certificate from Walsh.

  • Complete the program of study within a period of 48 calendar months (four years) from the initial date of course enrollment (as designated by the first semester attended on the student’s Walsh transcript). Extensions to this time requirement will only be granted upon review of the request by the chief academic officer or designee.
  • Earn a minimum 12 graduate semester credit hours, which may include up to a maximum of 3 semester credit hours of advanced standing, therefore requiring 9 semester credit hours in residence in the Cybersecurity certificate program.
  • Earn a grade of “C” (2.000) or better in each course counted towards graduation.
  • Achieve a cumulative grade point average of “B” (3.000) or better within the graduate certificate requirements at Walsh.
  • Students preparing for graduation must file an official Application for Graduation Form with the Records and Registration office. Students can make an appointment with an academic advisor to review graduation requirements.
  • Students can view their program completion progress any time by logging into Self-Service for Students through the portal and clicking on “My Progress.”