Cybersecurity Certificate Programs
Columbus State offers two in-demand Cybersecurity Certificate programs to help you prepare for the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certification exam from ISC2. Both programs will teach the fundamental concepts and practices in cybersecurity and equip you with the skills needed to help ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of digital information.
The traditional 31-week Cybersecurity certificate is designed to provide a broad introduction to the field of cybersecurity. This program expands upon the content covered in the Network Intensive Cybersecurity Certificate with additional content in database, Linux, and Python fundamentals.
Network Intensive Cybersecurity Certificate
The Network Intensive Cybersecurity Certificate is an accelerated 8-week program that meets two days per week and is designed to prepare students for the SSCP Certification Exam. This certificate covers the same content as the Networking Fundamentals and Cybersecurity course in the traditional Cyber Security Certificate. Course Includes SSCP Official Study Guide & Exam Voucher
Class Times: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00 – 8:30 PM (live online)
*Must have a minimum of 12 students enrolled to run the certificate.
Students can register and pay for the program online via CSCC Self-Service. The online registration process can be completed in about 10 minutes. Visit https://selfservice.cscc.edu/student and search for classes under the Academics tab (graduation hat icon) and scroll down to Instant Enrollment. Under the course code number enter WIIT for IT certififcates.
For assistance with registration, contact the non-credit registration office at email@example.com or by phone at 614-287-5858.
Note: All certificate program participants must have a laptop to access and complete coursework.
Recommended Minimum Hardware Specs
1.9 GHz or faster processor
8 GB Disk Space Available
8 GB RAM
Operating system: Windows 7 or higher, macOS 10.10+
These programs are offered as non-credit training programs. They build job-ready skills but do not grant college credit.