Graduate Certificate in Cyber Offense
Colorado Christian University

Program Details

The online Cyber Offense Certificate will teach you critical skills required to go into the field of cyber offense or white hat hacking. The certification courses will cover introduction principles including ethical hacking using the Cyber Kill Chain Model. This consists of seven steps: reconnaissance, weaponization, delivery, exploit, installation, command & control, and actions on objectives. The Cyber Kill Chain model describes the phases of a targeted cyber attack. Ethical hacking is used by cyber practitioners to find vulnerabilities before an attacker is able to exploit them. Jobs for an educated professional in cyber defense include: Ethical (White Hat) Hacker, Cyber Security Architect, Cyber Security Researcher, and Cyber Security Professor.


  • An official transcript that reflects a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Professional resume and employment record indicating at least five years of professional experience or the equivalent
  • Have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Complete any needed prerequisite courses

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission