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Cybersecurity Program Comparison Guide

Check out our suite of immersive cybersecurity programs, available on-campus and online. Whether you’re tech-savvy or new to the cyber space, we have a learning pace and style to fit your life.

You can also take our quiz to discover which course track fits your skills, personality, and goals best.

Join the global cybersecurity mission

Our cybersecurity programs prepare you to launch a career in one of the US’s fastest-growing industries. We teach you the in-demand skills employers are looking for so you’re qualified for a broad range of tier 1+ cybersecurity roles in months, instead of years.

3.5M

Unfilled cybersecurity jobs predicted globally by 2021, according to the Cisco/Cybersecurity Ventures 2019 Cybersecurity Almanac.

#10

Fastest growing job in the US, according to LinkedIn.

Cybersecurity Analytics vs. Cybersecurity Engineering

Cybersecurity Analytics

Overview

Launch your career in the cyber space with our 12-week immersive Cybersecurity Analytics program at on campus – or learn online at your own pace. Get job-ready for a career as a tier 1+ SOC analyst, threat intel analyst, compliance analyst, or security consultant.

Who is the program for?

  • A technical background is not necessary for the Cybersecurity Analytics program. A passion for research and analytics will make you a good fit.

  • Successful students are typically curious, proficient multitaskers and excellent communicators, who love creative problem-solving.

  • We place a higher value on technical and/or analytical ability over formal education. Degrees in business, humanities, science, or mathematics are helpful in this program.

What will I learn?

  • 480-hour curriculum

  • Learn cybersecurity tools such as SOAR, SIEM, SQL, detection protocols, and how to stop hackers.

  • Eight foundational courses deep-dive into concepts related to threat intelligence, data visualization, and interpretation, as well as threat and adversary hunting. 

  • 50% of learning takes place in our unique, hands-on Cyber Range lab environment – giving you the practical know-how to jump right into the frontlines of cybersecurity. 

Career paths

Examples of the exciting career paths for Cybersecurity Analytics grads:

Threat Intel Analyst

Specializes in monitoring and analyzing active and potential cybersecurity threats. They focus on analyzing useful intelligence from a wide spectrum of sources to keep their finger on the pulse of cybersecurity.

Security Hunt Analyst

Responsible for defensive cyber counter-infiltration operations against Advanced Persistent Threats (APT). They focus on searching for hackers who have already burrowed deep within their company’s network.

Cybersecurity Engineering

Overview

Fast-track to a career as a cybersecurity engineer. This 15-week immersive Cybersecurity Engineering program on campus gives you the skills and hands-on practical experience you need to launch a career as a tier 1+ security engineer, security analyst, penetration tester or consultant. 

Who is the program for?

  • Some knowledge of programming languages, as well as a familiarity with Windows, Linux and Unix operating systems, will help with the Cybersecurity Engineering program.

  • Detail-oriented problem-solvers with a programming background are a good fit for the program.

  • We place a higher value on technical ability over formal education. Networking engineering certifications and degrees in technology, science, and mathematics are helpful.

What will I learn?

  • 600-hour curriculum

  • Learn advanced cybersecurity tools such as Python, Wireshark, Linux, Metasploit and more, and use them to defend against cybercriminals.

  • Nine foundational courses deep-dive into concepts related to networks and systems, cryptography, application security, Python programming, and pen testing. 

  • 50% of learning takes place in our unique, hands-on Cyber Range lab environment – giving you the practical know-how to jump right into the frontlines of cybersecurity. 

Career paths

Examples of the exciting career paths for Cybersecurity Engineering grads:

Security Engineer

Develops detailed cybersecurity designs and builds computer security architecture. They’re on the front line of protecting network assets from threat actors.

Penetration Tester 

Makes their living trying to break things. They are hired to probe computer networks and discover vulnerabilities a malicious hacker could exploit.

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