As technology becomes more advanced and readily available, there is an increased demand for trained cyber security professionals.
Our Cyber Threat Analytics and Prevention graduate certificate prepares you to understand diverse and global cyberattacks, cyber laws and regulations, vulnerabilities, threats, and surveillance systems, while gaining certain fundamental skills to plan, prevent, protect, detect, analyze, respond, mitigate, and recover from threats and attacks in a sophisticated and large-scale basis.
Certificate earners are awarded a digital badge for each certificate they complete. Badges can be digitally displayed anywhere to recognize attaining a new level of knowledge.
Courses are offered in convenient, seven-week sessions, which are available in several delivery modes: in-person, hybrid, or online. They may be taken as a stand-alone certificate, as an initial step toward, or concurrently with our Master of Science in Information Science or Master of Software Engineering.
Upon completion of the program, you’ll be able to collect and analyze data to uncover, detect, and evaluate suspicious network activities and cyberattacks.
Applicants must hold either (1) a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or (2) a tertiary (post-secondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. International applicants may be required to satisfy an English proficiency requirement. The successful applicant is generally expected to have a minimum combined junior/senior grade-point average of 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 scale.
To be awarded the graduate certificate, students must successfully complete 12 credits of course work. All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C or better and an overall GPA of 3.0.
Penn State’s schedule of courses lists availability.
Contact the Engineering Division at [email protected] for assistance with World Campus courses.
If you are a current certificate student and have completed all the coursework, please submit the Graduate Certificate Completion Form.