Program Overview

The certificate in Cyber Network Defense provides the foundational skills to apply defensive measures to networks and information systems. Students gain an understanding of computer hardware and system software. The program teaches all aspects of information security including technical security, communications security, encryption, personnel security and operations and security. The legal, technical, and ethical aspects of computer network investigations will be covered. In addition, students will gain an understanding of malware threats and will perform hands-on vulnerability assessment and penetration testing.

The Cyber Network Defense Certificate will also help prepare students to take advantage of testing for these professional certifications:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Network+

The 18 credit certificate which can be completed in just one year can seamlessly transfer into an advanced degree at Utica College.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    Requirements

    • Associate's degree or International equivalent
    • Minimum GPA of 2.7 (Applicants with GPAs below 2.7 can be admitted at the discretion of the department.)

    School Overview

    Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution located in upstate central New York approximately 90 miles west of Albany and 50 miles east of Syracuse, and currently enrolls more than 5,000 students in more than 30 undergraduate majors, 20+ graduate programs and a number of pre-professional and special programs.

    The College offers regionally accredited online certificates, bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in healthcare, cybersecurity, financial crime, nursing, physical therapy, business, criminal justice, and data science.  All courses are taught by credentialed, highly experienced faculty with significant and ongoing accomplishments in their respective fields.

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