Cybersecurity Proficiency Certificate II

This program will teach you how to develop the technical, analytical and problem-solving skills needed to protect both government and organizations’ information technology assets. The coursework for the Cybersecurity Proficiency Certificates I & II will also prepare students for specific industry certification exams, including CompTIA Security+, GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC), Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Security Certified Network Professional (SCNP), and Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC). Some organizations accept these industry certifications as a stand-alone qualification for employment, especially for entry level jobs.

Upon receiving your proficiency certificates, your courses may be applied to the Cybersecurity Associate in Applied Science degree program at the College, as well as transfer to a four-year college.

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Database Administrator – est. salary $107,562
Information Security Analyst – est. salary $119,390*
Network and Computer Systems Administrator – est. salary $97,557
Security Management Specialist –
est. salary $87,360


**EMSI Data, 2022; The greater Philadelphia region, PA; a percentage of people in these jobs may have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Cybersecurity II Proficiency Certificate degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.

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