Earn an Information Security Certificate to Enter the IT Industry

Learn foundational skills needed to advance a career with the Information Security Certificate.

Blue Ridge CTC’s Information Security certificate program introduces students to programming, security basics, network monitoring, and risk assessment through hands-on practical training.

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Why Pursue a Certificate in Information Security

With an Information Security certificate, learn networking and cybersecurity fundamentals through hands-on experience to implement high-functioning business and technology systems in the workplace.

    • Learn transferable information security skills.
    • Improve technical aptitude.
    • Earn credits to be used toward a future degree.
    • Explore elective options to align with your career goals.

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Job Growth

In the employment of information security analysts is predicted by BLS which will lead to 188,300 new jobs.

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Advance in a Growing Career With an Information Security Certificate

With our certificate in Information Security, learn real-time technical skills applicable in information security occupations.

In this program, students gain in-depth coverage of current risks and threats to an organization’s data and how to safeguard critical electronic assets. With a work-based curriculum, students learn communication, troubleshooting, and professional skills to perform effectively in real-world scenarios.

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    One-year

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    On-campus, Hybrid, Online

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    30

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What You Will Learn - Curriculum Overview

Learn technical skills from certified instructors with the Information Security certificate program.

Our comprehensive curriculum teaches students fundamental concepts of information security, networking, cybersecurity, Linux, programming, and more. The program allows students to:

    • Utilize various assessment tools to conduct a security audit and identify intrusions.
    • Identify and demonstrate the understanding of Cybersecurity terminology, principles, concepts, and methodologies.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of common operating systems management and maintenance.
    • Research current threats and attacks and identify how to mitigate those threats.

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Stories of Excellence

Let’s hear from our alumni who successfully completed this Information Security certificate in West Virginia and came closer to their career goals.

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Worried About Financing? Many Options Exist for Financial Aid.

Blue Ridge CTC provides need-based financial aid to qualified applicants, ensuring all students have equal access to a quality education.

Whether you are a student worrying about tuition fees or are a parent assisting a child pay for college, we have a wide variety of financial resources available.

    • State and Federal Grant Programs
    • Student Work-Study Opportunities
    • Student Loans
    • Special Grant Funding Opportunities
    • Blue Ridge CTC Foundation Scholarship opportunities

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about the Information Security Certificate Program? We can help!

With this time-saving and cost-effective Certificate in Information Security, get started on a path to a promising career by learning industry-specific skills guided by highly trained faculty.

The skills gained from this program can help create a pathway towards career options such as Information Security Analyst, Security Specialist, IT auditor, and more.

The comprehensive curriculum of the Information Security certificate program teaches students fundamental concepts of information security, networking, cybersecurity, Linux, programming, and more through work-based coursework and industry-recognized curriculum.

Disclaimer

Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.

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