Advanced Cybersecurity

  • Certificate

Program Details

In a sector growing as quickly as cybersecurity, skilled professionals are in high demand. Our Advanced Cybersecurity Certificate is perfect for career transformation and acceleration in this fast-growing field. If you are skilled in IT and have a passion for security, this certificate —which highlights advanced topics including ethical hacking, secure operating systems and digital forensics — will help you take the next step toward your new career.

Why Study Cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity is an essential skill across industries. Whether working with a business, government agency or non-profit, security is top of mind for professionals that maintain the IT infrastructure.

This certificate will help you build on your basic knowledge and experience in cybersecurity, bringing it to the next level. Gaining advanced skills in areas like ethical hacking will prepare you for high demand jobs such as penetration testing and digital forensics.

Related Careers:

Graduates of this program are qualified for a wide range of careers, including:

  • Security Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Penetration and Vulnerability Tester
  • Cybersecurity Engineer
  • Security Architect

Why UJ Accelerated?

  • UJA is the online division of University of Jamestown—a private, liberal arts University that’s helped students succeed since 1883.
  • You’ll have virtual opportunities to meet as a group for lectures and office hours.
  • Courses are available online 24/7, which means you can attend live or watch the replay.

Employment Rate

This employment rate is unique to the cybersecurity sector.

3.5 million

Job Vacancies

This career path is predicted to be even more in-demand with 3.5 million job vacancies predicted by 2025.


Average Salary

This number represents the average salary for cybersecurity professionals.

How the Certificate is Structured

We’re here to help you reach your career goals—whether you want to get your certificate and go or stack your credits towards a degree later down the road. Here’s how it works:

Take Your Courses

Complete 4 courses: Agile Project Management, Linux, Virtualization and Code Control, and Python Programming

Receive Career Support Services

We will help you develop your resume, cover letter and hone your interview skills to prepare you for your next move.

Apply Your UJ Accelerated Certificate Toward a Degree

You can choose to apply your certificate as 3 credits toward a bachelor’s degree at the University of Jamestown, as transfer credits to your school of choice, or as continuing education credits. Transfer of the credit will depend on the policies of your chosen institution or professional organization, but we can help.

Required Coursework

Course Title Credits

TECH 401

Defensive Network Security


TECH 310

Secure Operating Systems


TECH 402

Computer Forensics


TECH 400

Ethical Hacking


Total Semester Credits Required: 12

In the Advanced Cybersecurity Certificate program, you’ll learn advanced skills for an exciting cybersecurity career from instructors who have been selected for their individual expertise and passion for the topic. How a subject applies to a wide area is a big element of the program and approach.

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Our Faculty

Our faculty offer the same experience to both online and in-person students. That means you’ll get support, both in and outside of the classroom—all to help you achieve your career goals.
Jakob Barnard

Jakob Barnard, PhD

  • Chair of Computer Science and Technology
  • Assistant Professor
  • Director of Online Technology Programs

Financial Aid Available

We believe every student, regardless of their financial situation, should have access to a UJ Accelerated education.