Certificate in Cyber Network Defense
Utica College

Program Details

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.


  • Associate's degree or international equivalent
  • Minimum GPA of 2.7 (applicants with GPAs below 2.7 may be admitted at the discretion of the department)

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education