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IBM Cybersecurity Analyst Professional Certificate

Peirce College will award up to nine credits for the IBM Cybersecurity Analyst Professional Certificate to help students earn a professional industry-recognized credential that is valued by employers, prepare enter or advance in the information security field and lower the cost of education. 

Why earn the IBM Cybersecurity Analyst Professional Certificate via Peirce?

  • Peirce students can gain a valuable workplace credential at no cost that helps you find sustainable employment before you complete your college degree. 
  • Peirce students can save money as there is no cost to earn the IBM Cybersecurity Analyst Professional Certificate through Peirce College, and we award transfer credit for the certificate that applies directly to many undergraduate degree programs at Peirce. 


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Cybersecurity Analyst  Professional Certificate

Up to 9 credits: ITN 144, ISC 310, and one elective course 

You can save more than $5,000 in tuition for these 9 credits. Students using a corporate tuition discount can save more than $4,000 in tuition. 

About this Certificate

The Cybersecurity Analyst Professional Certificate prepares learners with the technical skills required to become job-ready for a Cybersecurity Analyst role. Instructional content and labs will introduce you to concepts including network security, endpoint protection, incident response, threat intelligence, penetration testing and vulnerability assessment.  As a student, you will complete a real-world security breach hands-on project and applied concepts through industry tool virtual labs to provide you with the confidence to start a career in cybersecurity.

Individual Courses 

  • Introduction to Cybersecurity Tools & Cyber Attacks
  • Cybersecurity Roles, Processes & Operating System Security
  • Cybersecurity Compliance Framework & System Administration
  • Network Security & Database Vulnerabilities
  • Penetration Testing, Incident Response and Forensics
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence
  • Cybersecurity Capstone: Breach Response Case Studies
  • IBM Cybersecurity Analyst Assessment

Students who successfully complete the certificate and pass the certification exam will earn credit for ITN 144 Introduction to Network Security; ISC 310 Information Security and Risk Management; and one elective, which can apply to most undergraduate degree programs at Peirce College. 

Why earn the IBM Cybersecurity Analyst Professional Certificate?

Through a combination of courses and applied learning projects, you can apply your skills with hands-on projects and build a portfolio that showcases your job readiness to potential employers. 

Upon completion, you will have access to job boards where you can apply for jobs directly with IBM and over 130 U.S. employers who are interested in hiring people who have completed these certificates. 

Peirce students can earn this IBM Professional Certificate and certification at no cost and up to 9 credits to their undergraduate degree.


How Do I Get Started? 


Step 1: 
Apply to Peirce College.

Remember to send us your official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended, as well as any CLEP® or DSST/DANTES® scores, ACE transcripts and military training (via a Joint Service Transcript or other military transcript).

Step 2: 
Contact Admissions and register for your first class. 

Your admissions advisor will register you for your first class (or classes) depending on your goals and if you plan to use financial aid. Your admissions advisor can also help you register for the IBM Cybersecurity Analyst Professional Certificate. 


Step 1. 
Contact your Academic Advisor.

Your advisor can help you register for the for the IBM Cybersecurity Analyst Professional Certificate and show you how transfer credits earned for the certificate apply to your degree program.


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