To protect their critical network infrastructures, many organizations are looking for qualified cyber security professionals for their teams. If this is a field you’re considering, you must know what to expect from any cyber security program you sign up for.
The classes you take to achieve a degree in cyber security will depend on the degree program you choose. For example, while a certification program covers the basics, a Bachelor’s degree program is a deep dive into cyber security.
During a certification program, you’ll get a deep overview of cyber security principles and concepts. For example, you’ll take basic cyber security classes, including Introduction to Information Technology, Computer Hardware Fundamentals and Fundamentals of Information Security in Healthcare.
An Associate’s degree program will include approximately two years’ worth of study. During this program, you’ll need to take cyber security-specific courses such as the ones mentioned above and Digital Forensics, Network and Security Foundations and more.
You’ll also take general education courses to round out your skills, including English Composition, College Algebra, Fundamentals of Speech and others.
Finally, after obtaining your Associate’s degree, you’ll be eligible to obtain your Bachelor’s degree. The Bachelor’s program is our deepest dive into cyber security yet. Not only will you learn the basics through the classes mentioned above, but you’ll also take courses such as:
- Scripting and Programming Foundations
- Introduction to Cryptography
- Managing Cloud Security
- Ethics in Technology
- Web Development Foundations and Applications
Cyber security requires the knowledge of technical concepts. For example, you’ll need to know how to prevent and detect cyberattacks. This means the classes you’ll take will be technical in nature, which can be a challenge at times.
At Cambridge, we do what it takes to support you through your chosen program. From study assistance to tutoring, we have the tools available to help you through even the most challenging of cyber security classes.
Want to start a new career in cyber security? Looking for more answers about the types of classes you’ll need to take? Look no further. You can find everything you need right here through Cambridge. To learn more about our cyber security programs or to apply today, give us a call at 877-206-4279 or send us a message.