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Certificate of Advanced Studies in Cyber Operations

Program Details

The Certificate of Advanced Studies in Cyber Operations provides students with an understanding of the tools and techniques used to actively protect cyberspace systems and networks. Students learn how to use state-of-the-art tools and techniques in both cyber defense and cyber-attack domains in hands-on, controlled experimental environments. In addition, students will examine how data-hiding methods such as steganography and anonymity are used in the conduct of cyberspace operations. Students also learn about how to identify and mitigate adversarial cyber intrusions and attacks.

The 18 credit certificate which can be completed in just one year can seamlessly transfer into an advanced degree at Utica College. The advanced Cyber Operations certificate also helps prepare students for the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) exam.


  • Bachelor'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.) 
  • No GRE or GMAT required

Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Commission on Higher Education