Cybersecurity Analyst Certificate

San Diego Continuing Education
Online - Scheduled Course
April 26, 2021 - November 5, 2021
Daytime - 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM CST
8 Hours per Week
18 Estimated Weeks


This three-course certificate program covers cybersecurity. In the first course, students will learn about cybersecurity threats and vulnerability assessments and remediation. In the first course, students employ threat assessments to select the appropriate controls to secure a network or system. Students use tools for environmental and network reconnaissance, and apply techniques to minimize their impact. Topics include reconnaissance analysis and corporate security practices. Students also design and use a vulnerability management program to identify, prioritize, and remediate organizational vulnerabilities.

The second course covers cybersecurity incident response planning, tools, and techniques. Students will build a formal incident response handling program. Students use tools to contain, cleanup, recover and prepare a post incident report. Topics include forensic tools, their appropriate use, and analysis of the symptoms of an incident. The purpose and importance of communication and role-based responsibilities will be integrated throughout the course.

The third course covers cybersecurity architecture and tools. Students will use tools and guidelines to build a set of security policies and procedures. Students will also design a layered security architecture and analyze it for flaws. Topics include security frameworks, policies, and controls used for remediation. Students use industry standards for software security. The review, selection, and assembly of tools for performing threat and incident management will also be covered.

Course Benefits:
  • Live face-to-face classes
  • Collaborative project-based learning
  • 24-hour tutoring
  • Live counseling available
  • 24-hr library services
  • Career Counseling
  • Professional development
  • High quality professionally designed courses
  • No textbook fees

Additional Attendance Information

This certificate program has the following breaks:

  • 6/5/2021 to 7/11/2021
  • 8/21/2021 to 9/26/2021

Eligibility Restriction (Pre-Requisite)

Required Skills: 

  • Possess a 12th grade reading level
  • Ability to communicate effectively in the English language
  • Knowledge of math concepts at the 8th grade level
  • Computer literacy

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College Details

San Diego Continuing Education

San Diego Continuing Education (SDCE) is the adult education division of the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD). As the largest provider of noncredit education in California, SDCE’s mission is to provide accessible, equitable, and innovative quality education and career training to adult students. SDCE has offered career training and other classes continuously for more than 100 years.

Founded in 1914 on the principles of inclusion and social justice, SDCE welcomes every immigrant, refugee and underserved population to fulfill educational goals. At SDCE, adult students find a fun and positive learning environment for every skill level. Students come from across 50 states and from 160 foreign countries, to learn in more than 70 free career training programs and in thousands of classes. In addition to a traditional schedule of fall, spring and summer semesters, many programs are offered online, allowing students to pursue higher education or career training while maintaining other responsibilities and active lives.

SDCE was one of the first community college continuing education institutions in California to meet the standards for independent accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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