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Cyber Security Analysis

Our Cyber Security Analysis Certificate program is designed to give you the knowledge, skills and experience to perform the tasks of a security analyst.

The demand for cyber security experts has never been greater, as a growing number of corporations, government agencies and private companies are transferring and storing highly sensitive information on the internet, in the cloud or via other electronic methods that are vulnerable to attacks from hackers.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the field is expected to grow by 37% by 2022, with an annual median income of $86,170 (as of May 2012). Although many jobs are available, employers are seeking candidates with a certain amount of experience with the tools and procedures associated with the job.

In this program, you will learn many of those tools and procedures, including:

  • The Deter, Detect, Respond, Remediate (DDRR) operating model
  • The laws and regulations regarding computer security in the United States
  • Use of the core tools and technologies used by professionals to analyze cyber-attacks, with a heavy focus on the packet-analysis tool Wireshark, as well as the log analysis tool Splunk
  • How to use a hex editor, as well as some data decoding tools
  • How to write basic programs to automate processes.

In our Cyber Security Analysis program, you will spend 98 hours in a combination of lectures, discussions and hands-on learning opportunities to build up the skillset and experience you’ll need to address the most complex cyber security problems. 9.8 Continuing Education Units will be awarded to certificate graduates.


Non-California Residents

Due to state and federal regulations, non-California residents may only enroll in CSUF online courses when their state has authorized CSUF as a provider. Click here for more information.

It is recommended that participants who reside outside of United States and whose first language is not English must possess English language proficiency equivalent to a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper), 80 (iBT) or IELTS score of 6.5.

It is the participant’s responsibility to demonstrate English language proficiency necessary to fully participate in the class lectures and discussions.

  • Modern computer running Microsoft Windows 7/10 or Mac OS X.
  • High-speed internet connection
  • Microphone and Camera
  • 50GB of free space available
  • Minimum 8GB of RAM
  • i5 or i7 processor
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Program Details

Location: Online
Length: 8-10 months
Cost: $4,000*
Next Start: TBA

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* Cost is approximate and subject to change