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Cyber Operations Certificate

The Undergraduate Certificate in Cyber Operations is a supplement to the BAS in Cyber Operations Engineering Track that is designed to provide students with the opportunity to complete the requirements established by the National Security Agency Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations. Most of the courses are delivered through our Cyber Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), which offers interactive, hands-on learning in both face-to-face and fully online formats. The VLE includes a virtual city, CyberApolis, inhabited by 15,000+ highly-detailed virtual personas with extensive supporting infrastructure, specifically designed to support the scenarios necessary for our students to gain the Cyber Security knowledge, skills, and abilities required to be successful.

Cyber Operations Certificate is offered in the following locations: Sierra Vista, Pima County, Santa Cruz County, Mesa, Pinal County, Yuma County, Online

This certificate is available only to BAS in Cyber Operations majors admitted to the Engineering Track. To add this certificate to your UA BAS in Cyber Operations program of study, contact your academic advisor to add the certificate to your record. The engineering track requires more advanced skills in mathematics and programming for success in the advanced cyber coursework.

If you are new to the UA, to apply to the BAS in Cyber Operations and pursue this certificate at the UA, you will submit an application for admission as a degree seeking undergraduate student: https://slate.admissions.arizona.edu/apply/. Select Other Campus Location when prompted and the Applied Science major in Cyber Operations at the location of your choice.

The undergraduate certificate in Cyber Operations requires a minimum of 18 units.The requirements for the certificate are designed to allow students in the BAS in Cyber Operations Engineering Track the opportunity to ‘double dip’ up to 9 units toward their major that also fulfill elective certificate requirements.

  • CYBV 471: Assembly Language Programming for Security Professionals
  • CYBV 472: Secure Software Design and Analysis
  • CYBV 479: Wireless Networking and Security
  • NETV 379: Cloud Computing
  • CYBV 389: Operating Systems Theory for Security Professionals
    • OR CSCV 452: Principles of Operating Systems
  • CYBV 470: C Programming for Security Professionals
    • OR CSCV 352: Systems Programming and Unix
Please contact an Academic Advisor if you are interested in this program.
Minor Offered: No
Program Type: Certificate
Program Website: Cyberapolis Website
Program Career Level: Undergraduate Degree
Locations Offered: Sierra Vista, Pima County, Santa Cruz County, Mesa, Pinal County, Yuma County, Online

Linda Denno, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor | Program Director, Administration of Justice

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