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Explore our Graduate Certificate in Fundamentals of Cyber Security

Learn the essentials of threats, risks, and keeping data secure with Walden’s Graduate Certificate in Fundamentals of Cyber Security.

With the demand for information security professionals projected to grow more than 11% annually between 2013 and 2018, qualified and knowledgeable talent will be necessary to fill the critical skills gap.1 This online certificate program is designed to give you a solid foundation in the areas of computer operating systems, security governance structure, information assurance, and risk management.

Coursework in this graduate certificate program will allow you to:

  • Apply information assurance theoretical concepts and models for data protection.
  • Analyze attributes of common system vulnerabilities and threats.
  • Design and secure a network and examine different networking configurations.
  • Create and manage information security policies and internal standards necessary for the oversight and management of security throughout the enterprise.

The Graduate Certificate in Fundamentals of Cyber Security is part of Walden’s suite of information technology program offerings. If reaching the next level is part of your career plan, Walden is committed to helping you earn credit for your foundational knowledge. Talk to an Enrollment Specialist at 844-594-6117 to learn more about transfer of credit options.


Completion Requirements

  • 9 total semester credits
    • Certificate courses (9 sem. cr.)

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an Enrollment Specialist at 855-646-5286.


Course Code Title Credits
ITEC 6115

Computer Networking and Operating Systems

Within this course, students can learn the concepts of computer operating systems, including the main functions, similarities, and differences. Students can explore a variety of topics, including configuration, file systems, security, administration, interfacing, multitasking, and performance analysis. In addition, they can further their understanding of computers through the study of computer networks by learning key networking concepts, components, and the design of information and communication infrastructure solutions.  

(3 sem. cr.)
ITEC 6170

Fundamentals of Information Assurance

The principles of confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data while it is being stored, processed, or communicated guide the policies and practices of information assurance. In this course, students investigate the theory of information security and data protection, study common system risks and vulnerabilities, and follow best practices to protect computer and data assets. These practices address organizational policies, access controls, software and network design, and logging and auditing.

(3 sem. cr.)
ITEC 6610

Information Assurance and Risk Management

Students in this course learn about the security governance structure that organizations employ to manage risks. Various laws, regulations, and organizational objectives are typically mapped to organizational policies and translated into procedures, practices, standards, and guidelines. Students examine appropriate organizational structures for providing oversight and managing security throughout the enterprise.

(3 sem. cr.)

Tuition and Fees

Curriculum Component Requirements Cost Total *
Tuition 9 total semester credit hours $880 per semester hour $7,920
Technology Fee Per semester $210 $420

TOTAL $8,340

Transfer up to 3 credits $2,850

Total with Maximum Transfer Credits† $5,490

*Tuition and fees are subject to change. These credits represent the minimum credits required for program completion. The number of credits for completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate, call an Enrollment Specialist at 855-646-5286.

Admissions Requirements

A bachelor’s degree is required for admission to a graduate certificate program. Exceptions and other requirements may apply, depending on individual programs. Consult your Walden Enrollment Specialist about admission requirements for specific certificate programs. Call 855-646-5286 in the United States or see a list of international toll-free phone numbers.

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