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UST Offers Cybersecurity Analysis Certificate

cybersecurity analystThe University of St. Thomas Houston announces a new certificate program in Cybersecurity Analysis. This part-time, 24-week program is the first to launch under “The MAX”, UST’s Innovation Center.

“The MAX” named after St. Maximillian Kolbe, the patron saint of innovation, is a place where human dignity forms the heart of innovation. It is where ideas for UST’s future take flight. UST recently appointed its first Chief Innovation Officer Dr. Beena George.”

Workforce Gap for Analysts, Salaries Strong

UST is currently taking applications for this certificate program that is 100 percent online and prepares students to become a cybersecurity analyst.

In a world where security breaches are on the rise and there is a growing demand for improved enterprise security, the Cybersecurity Analysis Program will help fill a critical skills gap that is right around the corner.

According to the 2017 Global Information Security Workforce Study (GISWS), the workforce gap among cybersecurity professionals is expected to reach 1.8 million by 2022.

“This program was developed to meet the dynamic demands of the marketplace,” said Vice President of Finance Spencer Conroy, who in collaboration with College Gateway for America will bring the program to market. “It’s an accelerated technology learning program that integrates theory with hands-on immersive virtual lab experiences that will help companies fill important positions needed in their workforce.”

The national average salary for a Cybersecurity Analyst is $55,000 - $75,000.

Move up the Career Ladder

The Cybersecurity Analysis Certificate program targets those with a degree in networking, programming, software development, computer science or those that have been in the industry for a year or two and have a general understanding of networking and scripting and want to move up the career ladder.

The program incorporates prep for both the CompTIA Security+ and the CompTIA CySA+ certifications with practice exams as part of the curriculum.

“It is important that the 12 courses in the Cybersecurity Analysis Certificate Program represent the same rigor and quality of our degree programs,” UST’s Chief Innovation Officer Dr. Beena George said. “ We want the program to deliver value and prepare our students to take that next step in their career.”

After completing the certificate program, students may also receive credit toward a degree at the University of St. Thomas to continue the educational and skill requirements of their jobs.

For more information on UST’s Cybersecurity Analysis Certificate Program, please visit: https://techlearning.stthom.edu/ or call 877-611-3030.