The Cybersecurity Certificate Program at Rutgers University is designed to train and develop professionals to manage cybersecurity issues within an organization. The program prepares working professionals to analyze, manage and build cybersecurity competencies that can protect the organization. It provides participants with the insight and expertise needed to solve real world cybersecurity problems, recommend practical and strategic solutions, and to communicate results. Participants gain technical, analytical, and communication skills through Rutgers' project-based interdisciplinary curriculum, which seeks to provide a comprehensive understanding of the new cybersecurity threats and players.
Cybersecurity requires participants to work together across disciplines to understand threats and data security issues. Our curriculum is designed to engage teams to work together to solve problems.
Our faculty leads participants to solve real-world problems by facilitating exercises and simulations. Sessions are hands-on and interactive, and utilize best-practice methods and frameworks. Participants in the online program have the option of joining weekly live conferences with the faculty and peers.
Because our faculty consults directly with industry, participants will leave the program with the skills and knowledge to ask the right questions and to manage teams using cybersecurity strategies and methodologies.
During the program, participants work on a capstone project to apply their new skills toward a real or hypothetical problem that they'll solve during the 8 module program. By the end of the program, they'll leave with their completed capstone project - Their own Professional Cybersecurity Portfolio.