The Cybersecurity Professional Series
Open the door to your future career!
UC San Diego Extended Studies' Cybersecurity Professional Series equips you with the knowledge necessary to advance your career in the Cybersecurity field. Start by gaining a strong baseline understanding of the fundamentals and build up your knowledge with continued certifications afterwards.
Start Here - Cybersecurity Fundamentals
Just getting started? The Cybersecurity Fundamentals course is the best place for any aspiring professional to begin. This course prepares you to earn your CompTIA Security+ Certificate - the first security certification a candidate should obtain. It establishes the core knowledge needed of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level IT Security jobs.
It is highly recommended that students have a good knowledge of computer Hardware and Networking before starting the program. COMPTIA-A+ and COMPTIA - Network+ are strongly recommended as prerequisites for the program. However, other degrees, certifications, and working knowledge can suffice as a pre-requisite for the program.
Enroll in Cybersecurity FUndamentals
Continue to Add Skills and Specializations
Once you have satisfied the CompTIA Security+ pre-requisite, you can take additional test prep courses to develop and tailor your cybersecurity portfolio. This series of courses will prepare you for a variety of cybersecurity certification exams. To learn more about the courses click on the links below.
Note: A student may be able to skip the CompTIA-Security+ pre-requisite depending on prior certifications or experience. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out if you qualify.
Security+ is the first security certification that IT professionals obtain. Establish the foundational knowledge needed of any cybersecurity role and serves gain a steppingstone to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. This course prepares students for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam.
Governance of Enterprise IT
ISACA's Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) certification is for those aspiring for executive positions.
Add Certified Ethical Hacker certification to your toolbox. CEH v11 will teach you the latest commercial-grade hacking tools, techniques, and methodologies used by hackers and information security professionals to lawfully hack an organization. Issued by EC-Council.
Certified CMMC Professional
The Certified CMMC Professional (CCP) course establishes foundational Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) knowledge for each student.
CompTIA PenTest+ is the industry standard for evaluating cybersecurity professionals' competence to conduct system activities such as penetration testing, vulnerability assessment, and management. This course is designed to prepare students to earn their CompTIA PenTest+ certification.
Risk and Information Systems Control
ISACA's Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) reflects the latest work practices and knowledge used by CRISC practitioners, changes in the business landscape and the heightened focus on corporate governance and enhanced business resilience.
Information Systems Auditor
CISA is world-renowned as the standard of achievement for those who audit, control, monitor and assess an organization’s information technology and business systems.
Certified Information Security Manager
ISACA’s Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification indicates expertise in information security governance, program development and management, incident management and risk management.
Note: A student can enter the program at any track if the COMPTIA-Security + certification pre-requisite is fulfilled.