University of Phoenix Launches Two New IT Programs in Cybersecurity

The seven-month network and digital forensics certificate programs are designed to help students and working professionals develop industry-relevant skills and land in-demand roles in the rapidly growing cybersecurity, network security and information security industries.

The global cost of cybercrime is substantial. Some estimates place annual global losses due to cyberattacks at $1 trillion. This figure is expected to hit $10 trillion by 2025. These costs explain why information and cybersecurity jobs have grown so rapidly over the last few years and are expected to grow over 30% between now and 2029, as per official government figures.

This rapid growth is driven by four key factors: the increased sophistication and prevalence of cybercrime; the high costs of data loss; the extensive use of smart, connected devices in everything from healthcare to utilities management; and the wider attack surface posed by vulnerable networks, sensors, devices and software applications.

To meet this demand and help fill the estimated 315,000 cybersecurity posts that are currently vacant in the United States, University of Phoenix launched two new certificate programs. These programs provide workers with important cybersecurity and network/digital forensic skills that will prepare them to prepare them to pursue competitive placements in these fast-growing fields.

Program details are as follows:

  • Certificate in Cybersecurity Network Forensics– Your IT systems are only as strong as their weakest link. The network forensics program will teach students the basics of penetration testing, the process of determining how easily a network or system can be compromised. Industry-relevant skills that are taught include incident and response handling, vulnerability analysis and network security.
  • Certificate in Cybersecurity Digital Forensics– The digital forensics program will teach students how to perform digital forensics according to industry and cybersecurity standards. The program also covers best practices and how to implement an incident response plan to handle vulnerabilities or attacks.

These programs are stackable, and students can earn certificate credentials over time to build their IT qualifications Both programs provide students and access to cybersecurity tools. They also align with the technical content required to take the Certified Security Analyst (EC-CSA) exam. This certification exam is administered by the International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants, a leading cybersecurity certification, education, training and services organization that has over 237,000 members in 145 countries.

These new certificate programs can help you land a competitive placement and can also be used toward college credit. They can also be applied toward completing an undergraduate-level degree. Start whenever you are ready, customize your classes to fit your busy schedule and enjoy lifetime access to University of Phoenix alumni network as well as career services tools and resources.

About University of Phoenix

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