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Cybersecurity certificate program at Fort Riley


​The threat of cyberattack against companies, governmental bodies and even individuals is constantly growing, and so is the demand for people with the critical skills in protecting against and combating these attacks.

The average cost to an enterprise that falls victim to a data breach is estimated at $1.23 million.* The need to protect information networks has never been higher.

A 2017 Global Information Security Workforce Study estimated that by 2022, there will be 1.8 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs.

Join the defense against cybercriminals with a certificate in cybersecurity from Central Michigan University at Fort Riley.

You will learn network security fundamentals, how to identify cybercrime using forensics, how to manage security and privacy, and earn several industry standard certifications.

Gainful Employment - Disclosure Requirements


Application deadline is December 20, 2019 for classes starting January 2020.

Cybersecurity Certificates – Which one is right for you?

Undergraduate Certificate - Bachelor's Degree Not RequiredGraduate Certificate - Bachelor's Degree Required
Ideal for:

  • Non-degree seeking students (those who do not hold or are not working toward a bachelor’s degree).
  • Currently enrolled undergraduate students.
  • New students applying for a degree program who would like to add an undergraduate certificate.
Ideal for:

  • Graduate seeking certificate students who have earned a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
Available only to students who currently possess a bachelor’s or advanced degree
  • Prepares you for an immediately employable skillset.
  • Prepares you for an immediately employable skillset.
  • Research assignments provide in-depth understanding.

Completion of the courses in the Undergraduate or Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity will prepare students to sit for industry certification examinations, including the following:

  • CASP
  • Network +
  • Security+

Students with previous IT experience can also sit for:

  • CCSK — Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge
  • CISSP — Certified Information Systems Security Professional

Required courses:

  • BIS 510 Network and Systems Security Fundamentals (prerequisite)**
  • BIS 512 Cybersecurity Analysis
  • BIS 521 Governance, Risk and Compliance in Cybersecurity
  • BIS 523 Cybercrime Forensics
  • BIS 525 Managing Security and Privacy in the Cloud
  • BIS 530 Cybersecurity, Systems and Network Certification

**Please speak with your advisor prior to enrolling in BIS 512 to see if your work or prior school experience fulfills prerequisite course requirements.

*2018 Kapersky Lab Corporate IT Security Risk Survey

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