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Cyber Security Graduate Certificate

Lisa DiPippo

Lisa DiPippo, Ph.D
Program Director

A Professional Certificate in Cyber Security is a department-issued certificate showing that students have completed approved coursework in Cyber Security. It involves acceptance to the professional certificate program and graded course work. It is designed for working professionals who wish to enroll in a focused set of classes, but do not currently have a four-year undergraduate degree. The Professional Certificate in Cyber Security is designed to be done completely online so that professionals may fulfill the requirements for this degree from anywhere.

Necessary Background

The Professional Certificate program is not an entry level program, and is not recommended for students who do not have a strong background in working with computers and networks. The program assumes that students have a 'Net+' level of understanding of computer networks and how they work. However, it does not assume that students know anything about Cyber Security, and the program is designed to teach students everything they need to know about the different areas of Cyber Security. For more information on whether or not you meet the background requirements, or how to prepare for starting the program please visit this page.

For questions related to the Cyber Security Professional Certificate, Graduate Certificate or Undergraduate Minor please email the program manager at forensics@dfcsc.uri.edu or Lisa DiPippo, Ph.D, Program Director, 401-874-2701, dipippo@cs.uri.edu.