Cybersecurity/Information Security

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, occupations in the Information Security/Cybersecurity sector are projected to grow by 32% through 2028, with the high demand being driven by the continuing rise of hacks and data breaches and the increasing need for innovative solutions to prevent hackers from stealing critical information or causing problems for computer networks. The median annual salary for information security analysts is nearly $100,000.

Industry-recognized credentials play a significant role in the Information Security/Cybersecurity sector in terms of helping job candidates stand out. The courses below prepare you to earn a variety of entry-level, mid-level and advanced credentials in information security/cybersecurity. 

 

Security+ Training Course 
This flexible, online course that prepares you to earn CompTIA Security+ certification, an internationally-recognized entry-level cybersecurity credential ideal for those interested in entering the field. Security+ certification is ideal for IT professionals and career changers interested in entering the information security/cybersecurity field. 

EARN CREDIT: Peirce College awards 3 credits for CompTIA Security+ certification.

COST: $934
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Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Training Course
EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification is designed for skilled professionals interested in understanding how to find weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems.  CEH is an intermediate certification designed for skilled professionals who want to understand how to find weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems in order to improve an organization’s security posture. The CEH certification also meets the U.S. Department of Defense Directive 8570/8140.  

This online training course is designed to improve practitioner skills and knowledge required to earn the Certified Ethical Hacker certification from EC-Council.  It covers ethical hacking and foot printing; network scanning and enumeration, system hacking and malware threats; sniffing and social engineering; non-availability, interception and deception; attacking web servers and applications; attack vectors and countermeasures; and IDS, cloud computing and cryptography. Students will participate, learn, and partner with other professionals and is available exclusively in the Live Online format. 

EARN CREDIT:  Peirce College awards 3 credits for EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification. 

COST:  $2,974
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Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Training Course
The ISC² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification is an advanced certification designed for experienced practitioners, managers, and executives. It covers a wide range of cybersecurity topics across eight domains. One of the most common certifications in-demand by employers, CISSP certification demonstrates your knowledge, helps to advance your career and meets the U.S. Department of Defense Directive 8570/8140.  

This online training course enables practitioners to participate, learn, and partner with other professionals as they prepare to earn the highly in-demand CISSP certification. The course is available in the Live Online format with live, three-hour sessions taking place one time each week for eight consecutive weeks. 

The course covers all eight CISSP domains, including security and risk management; asset security; security architecture and engineering; communications and network security; identity and access management; security assessment and testing; security operations; and software development security. 

Earn credit: Peirce College can award 12 credits for CISSP certification.

COST: $2,549
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Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) Training Course
Candidates for ISC² Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) certification typically have deep knowledge and hands-on experience with cloud security architecture, design, operations and service orchestration. To qualify for the exam, candidates must have a minimum of five years cumulative, paid, full-time work experience in information technology. Three of these years must be in information security and one year in one or more of the six domains of the CCSP Common Body of Knowledge.

This online, self-paced, flexible training course will help you master job skills while preparing for CCSP certification exam.

COST: $203
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Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) Training Course
Candidates for ISC² Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) certification must have a minimum of four years of cumulative, paid, full-time Software Development Lifecycle professional experience in one or more of the eight domains of the CSSLP Common Body of Knowledge.

This online, self-paced, flexible training course will help you master job skills while preparing for the CSSLP certification exam. 

COST: $229
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Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) Training Course
Candidates for ISC² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certification have proven technical skills and practical security knowledge in hands-on operational IT roles. To qualify for the exam, candidates must have a minimum of one year of cumulative, paid, full-time work experience in one or more of the seven domains of the SSCP Common Body of Knowledge.

This online, self-paced, flexible training course will help you master job skills while preparing for the SSCP certification exam.

EARN CREDIT: Peirce College awards 3 credits for SSCP certification.

COST:  $288
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Cybersecurity Analyst+ (CySA+) Training Course
Candidates for the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+ (CySA+) exam are interested in how to configure and use threat detection tools, perform data analysis, and interpret the results, with the end goal of securing and protecting applications and systems.  CompTIA suggests candidates have basic knowledge of Network+, Security+, or other equivalent knowledge.

This online course provides a live, hands-on lab platform designed to develop and enhance your IT practical skills. Practice Labs provides students with the hardware needed for high-quality, real-life exercises and scenarios, without having to purchase their own equipment and risk their internal systems. 

COST:  $229
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PenTest+ Training Course 
This online course prepares students to earn CompTIA PenTest+ certification. Candidates for the CompTIA PenTest+ certification exam are cybersecurity professionals tasked with penetration testing and vulnerability management. Candidates will be required to demonstrate hands-on ability and knowledge to test devices in new environments, such as the cloud and mobile, in addition to traditional desktops and servers. CompTIA recommends that candidates have a Network+, Security+ or equivalent knowledge, along with 3-4 years of hands-on information security or related experience.

EARN CREDIT:  Peirce College awards 3 credits for CompTIA PenTest+ certification. 

COST: $365
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Advanced Security Practitioner+ (CASP+) Training Course 
Candidates for the CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner+ (CASP+) certification typically operate as an IT security professional and have a minimum of 10 years of experience in IT administration, including at least 5 years of hands-on technical security experience. While there is no prerequisite, the CASP+ certification is intended to follow CompTIA Security+ or equivalent experience.

This self-paced, flexible training course will help you master job skills while preparing for the CASP+ certification exam.

COST: $339
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Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) Training Course
Candidates for ISACA’s Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification exam are interested in information systems audit, control and security. It is suggested that CISA candidates have five or more years of experience in information systems audit, control, and security.

This self-paced, online, flexible training course will help you master job skills while preparing for the CISA certification exam. 

COST: $263
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Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) Training Course
ISACA’s Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) is an advanced, management-focused certification designed for experienced practitioners who design, build and manage enterprise information security programs. It covers a wide range of cybersecurity topics from a governance perspective and meets the U.S. Department of Defense Directive 8570/8140.

In this training course, practitioners will participate, learn, and partner with other professionals as they prepare to earn the highly in-demand CISM certification. The course covers information security governance; information risk management; information security program development and management; and information security incident management.

COST: $2,379
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Cybersecurity Critical Knowledge Courses 
The Critical Knowledge series is designed to help close the cybersecurity skills gap through baseline assessments and practical training to help both individuals and teams become proficient in foundational skills and competencies in cybersecurity and cyber risk. Critical Knowledge courses are offered in a flexible, online format and are aligned with the National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NCWF).  These noncredit courses allow students to gain knowledge and skills that are critical to cybersecurity, but do not prepare students for specific certification exams.

Unit 1: Network Fundamentals 
COST:  $297.50
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Unit 2: Network Security 
COST:  $297.50
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Unit 3: Threats and Attacks
COST:  $297.50
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