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Cybersecurity

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Cybersecurity is a booming field with growth expected to continue well into the next decade—and Drexel's cybersecurity courses can help you get started in the field or advance your current career through certification and practical learning methods.

According to a 2019 report by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, "Employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 32 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for information security analysts is expected to be very high, as these analysts will be needed to create innovative solutions to prevent hackers from stealing critical information or causing problems for computer networks."

Earning certification shows employers that you are up to date on the latest best practices and are prepared to take on the biggest challenges facing cybersecurity. Whether you want to get started with Network Administrator (Network +) or advance your skillset with Security Administrator (Security +) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), our courses can help you achieve your goals.

All of our courses are offered in a hybrid format with online and in-person instruction.

Network+ Certification Preparation

Cost: $2,200

CEUs: 4.0

PDUs: 40

Designed with flexibility in mind, this 40-hour hybrid delivery course consists of eight hours of on-campus training and 32 hours of online instruction—so you can start or advance your network technology career while still continuing your day-to-day schedule. After completion of this course, you will gain foundational concepts necessary to take the CompTIA Network+ Certification exam, which is crucial to working in the in-demand field of cybersecurity. CompTIA is the world’s leading credential-granting organization in the IT industry.

Students will learn how to:

  • Design, configure and evaluate network configurations
  • Implement network security
  • Troubleshoot network problems
  • Understand network security standards and protocols

Earning this certification shows your capabilities and expertise in the areas of computer network functionality, design and security to future and current employers. Increase your earning potential and employability today by registering for this foundational course.

For course dates and information, please contact: goodwin.ce@drexel.edu or call 215.895.2154

Security+ Certification Exam Preparation

Dates (on-campus): Saturdays, April 18 and June 27, 2020

Time: 1 - 5 p.m.

Cost: $2,200 

CEUs: 4.0

PDUs: 40

Prepare for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam and increase your employability and earning potential with these critical cyber security skills. Designed with flexibility in mind, this 40-hour hybrid delivery course consists of eight hours of on-campus training and 32 hours of online instruction.

Upon completion of this this Security+ course, you will be able to:

  • Describe  and identify cyber security attacks
  • Defend against attacks
  • Develop organizational security
  • Evaluate security policies
  • Use cryptographic technologies
  • Install and configure network and host-based security technologies
  • Secure wireless and remote access

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Certified Information Systems Security (CISSP) Certification Exam Preparation

Cost: $2,200 

CEUs: 4.0

PDUs: 40

In this 40-hour cybersecurity course (eight hours in-person and 32 hours online), you learn to design, develop and manage an organizations’ overall security postures across networks, communications, hardware, software, operations and physical assets—all of which gives you the foundation needed to take the CISSP certification exam.

Upon completion of this CISSP course you gain an understanding in:

  • Security and risk management 
  • Asset security
  • Security architecture and engineering
  • Communication and network security
  • Identity and access management
  • Security assessment and testing
  • Security operations
  • Software development security

For course dates and information, please contact: goodwin.ce@drexel.edu or call 215.895.2154