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Certificate in Cybersecurity

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  • Overview

    There is a severe shortage of information technology professionals with the credentials and capabilities needed to meet the nation’s many cybersecurity challenges. This shortage is expected to persist for years, representing a tremendous career opportunity for IT professionals who possess the aptitude and the passion to succeed in the field of cybersecurity.

    The Certificate in Cybersecurity combines expert instruction from industry practitioners, significant hands-on lab-based exercises, competency-based assessments and valuable industry certifications to prepare candidates to transition into the field of cybersecurity.


    The Certificate in Cybersecurity includes the following courses:

    Successful graduates of the program will earn their CompTIA PenTest+ certification and will receive a Certificate in Cybersecurity from UMBC Training Centers. They will additionally be eligible for 9 recommended credit hours by the American Council on Education’s Credit Recommendation Service.

  • Who Should Take This Course


    This program is suitable for individuals with entry level experience or education/training in information technology, including graduates of our Certificate in Cyber Foundations program.

    Graduates of this program are eligible for entry into our Certificate in Cyber Operations program or for advanced placement in our Certified Cyber Analyst/Operator program.

  • Why You Should Take This Course

    The cost of the Certificate in Cybersecurity is $7,495.00, which represents a 22% discount off the combined list prices of the underlying courses.

    Tuition includes all course materials, hands-on labs, certification examinations, and 1-year course retake privilege (*restrictions may apply). This program is eligible for SallieMae Career Training loansWorkforce funding and VA funding for military veterans. Additionally, UMBC Training Centers offers a 4-payment Payment Plan for eligible candidates.

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  • FAQs
    Is there a discount available for current students?

    UMBC students and alumni, as well as students who have previously taken a public training course with UMBC Training Centers are eligible for a 10% discount, capped at $250. Please provide a copy of your UMBC student ID or an unofficial transcript or the name of the UMBC Training Centers course you have completed. Online courses are excluded from this offer.

    What is the cancellation and refund policy?

    Student will receive a refund of paid registration fees only if UMBC Training Centers receives a notice of cancellation at least 10 business days prior to the class start date for classes or the exam date for exams.

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