The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Cybersecurity Certificate Courses

Become an invaluable asset to your organization with a working knowledge of cybersecurity best practices and actionable cybersecurity skills.

All business organizations today can benefit from professionals with sharpened cybersecurity skills. Surveys show 31 percent of organizations have experienced cyber attacks on their operational technology. The average cost to a company that falls victim to a malware attack is $2.4 million dollars, in addition to an average of 50 days of lost labor time.1

With the potential costs so high, mitigating the very real risk of cyberattacks should be among every professional’s top priorities.

4 million+

Global supply/demand gap in cybersecurity talent2

Our Cybersecurity Courses

Explore the professional certificate programs offered by UT and EmergingEd, and see how our targeted cybersecurity training can give you the career advantage you need.

Cybersecurity Foundations and Frameworks

In our volatile digital world, the cyber threats you don’t know about are the most dangerous ones there are. Cybersecurity Foundations and Frameworks teaches you to assess where your organization sits amid the cyber threat landscape and to identify risks, threats and vulnerabilities associated with your industry. Through practical learning scenarios rooted in real-world examples, this cybersecurity course teaches you to prioritize the most effective elements of security frameworks for your organization and to manage cybersecurity frameworks within the context of industry compliance regulations.

Length
8 weeks
Cost
$1,500
Next Start
09/21/2020

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Cybersecurity Risks and Industry

You might know everything you can about the cyber threat landscape, but do you have a plan of action to utilize that knowledge? Cybersecurity Risks and Industry teaches you to address gaps within your company in terms of the people, processes and technologies responsible for preventing, mitigating and responding to cyberattacks. Through practical learning scenarios that address common cybersecurity incidents and concerns, you will learn to develop an incident response plan for your organization; deputize non-security staff to participate; align processes, policies and tools to upgrade your company’s security capabilities; and prioritize strategic education initiatives for your team.

Length
8 weeks
Cost
$1,500
Next Start
09/21/2020

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Cybersecurity Cases

What cyber threats might your company realistically face today? How will you orchestrate the resources at your disposal to defend against them? Cybersecurity Cases teaches you to take an active role in setting and participating in cybersecurity strategy within your organization. Through deep engagement with real-world case studies, you will learn to create a strategic assessment strategy to optimize your capabilities and prioritize your spend; analyze the validity, value and reliability of threat intelligence; proactively detect and mitigate cyber risks when conducting new business initiatives and transactions; and effectively employ automation and orchestration.

Length
8 weeks
Cost
$1,500
Next Start
09/21/2020

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Cloud Security

Cybersecurity may seem straightforward when your data is housed on your own servers, but what happens when it’s out of your hands? Cloud Security prepares you with the knowledge and mindset to maintain a culture of security in an organization that utilizes cloud environments. You will learn to distinguish between on-premise security systems and those used in cloud-based services, and you will build the knowledge to identify appropriate on-premise security controls that should be present in cloud environments as well as security controls that can be applied in cloud environments. Using real-world examples, you will practice applying these controls effectively.

Length
4 weeks
Cost
$500
Next Start
09/21/2020

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Cyber Threat Intelligence

Where do you find the latest intelligence into evolving cyber threats? And how do you know who to trust? Cyber Threat Intelligence trains professionals to understand and act upon the cybersecurity-related information available to them. You will learn to identify open-source, third-party and internal sources of threat intelligence; evaluate the worth and applicability of intelligence within your organization and industry; summarize gathered intelligence in a manner that is clear and intelligible to all audiences; and operationalize intelligence within your security team.

Length
4 weeks
Cost
$500
Next Start
09/21/2020

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Building a Threat Hunting Capability

Turn your defense into offense with Building a Threat Hunting Capability, a course designed to explore the options available to organizations for cyber threat hunting, including manual, automated, and machine-assisted hunters. You will learn to identify and evaluate strategies for cyber-attack prevention and improve your preparedness for cyber threats. Lead the transformation of your company's team structures and learn new advanced security processes from a certified expert.

Length
4 weeks
Cost
$500
Next Start
09/21/2020

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Building a Red Team Capability

Can a friendly company hacker exist? A growing number of companies see the advantage not only in simulated attacks but in indirectly testing their defense controls and their ability to detect attacks as well. Increase your value within your organization's security team by finding the gaps in your organization's cyber defenses and addressing them before nefarious parties attempt to break in. In Building a Red Team Capability, you'll discover strategies to test your organization's ability to detect cyberattacks and understand how to test an organization's defense controls.

Length
4 weeks
Cost
$500
Next Start
09/21/2020

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Cybersecurity Awareness

Thrown in the deep end of cybersecurity without sufficient training? This Mandiant course introduces students to foundational elements of cybersecurity programs, including security governance to establish a security framework and ways to align the security program with business objectives. You'll learn to identify common attacker methodologies, and how an attacker enters, persists, and exfiltrates data from an organization via the attack lifecycle. Establish governance that will provide guidance and oversight to your cybersecurity program and assess its risks.

Length
4 modules (self-paced)
Cost
$3,000
Next Start
Continuous Enrollment

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Windows Enterprise Incident Response

What does crime scene investigation look like if the scene is virtual? This Mandiant course teaches the fundamental investigative techniques you need to respond to cyber threats. You'll learn to conduct rapid triage on a system to determine whether it is compromised, uncover evidence of initial attack vectors, recognize persistence mechanisms and investigate an incident throughout an enterprise. Discover how attackers move around in a compromised Windows environment and explore information management that enriches the investigative process and bolsters an enterprise security program.

Length
4 modules (self-paced)
Cost
$3,000
Next Start
Continuous Enrollment

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Network Traffic Analysis

This Mandiant course provides hands-on, tactical experience with network protocols, network architecture, intrusion detection systems, network traffic capture and traffic analysis. Reinforce technical concepts through self-paced virtual labs, where you’ll study the types of network monitoring and tools used to identify malicious network activity and prevent sophisticated attackers from blending seamlessly with legitimate traffic. Explore the most useful techniques for investigating botnets and how to utilize honeypots in network monitoring.

Length
4 modules (self-paced)
Cost
$4,050
Next Start
Continuous Enrollment

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Defend Against Malicious Cyber Warfare Attacks

Cyber threats are only going to increase in complexity, variety and sheer number, and it’s up to you to take the steps to protect yourself and your organization.

Make Informed Decisions

Augment your existing leadership skills with a base of cybersecurity knowledge that can drive thoughtful and effective decisions.

Stay Competitive

Gain cybersecurity skills that are increasingly required for successful professionals across industries, and stay in front of the competition for roles in your field.

Redefine Your Career

Prepare yourself to pivot into a career as a cybersecurity professional with training in the most up-to-the-minute threat mitigation and cyberdefense techniques.

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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s online professional certificate programs are offered in collaboration with EmergingEd, a leader in online professional education. Through this partnership, we are able to deliver expert-driven, high-impact course content in the most in-demand emerging technology fields to the UT online learning community.

Sources
  1. Retrieved on December 10, 2019, from varonis.com/blog/cybersecurity-statistics/
  2. Retrieved on December 10, 2019, from forbes.com/sites/ryancraig/2019/11/26/closing-the-cybersecurity-skills-gap