Are You Ready to Become a Part of the Solution?

There is a massive shortage of qualified cybersecurity professionals in the US and worldwide. To help close the workforce gap, EMU has established an introductory, non-credit, cybersecurity training certificate program.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Are you looking for a career transition to cybersecurity?
  • Are you looking for a rewarding career?
  • Are you looking for a nontraditional college experience?

No Experience Required

There is no experience needed to take this program. 

Program Details

$8,000 Program Fee*

6 Month Program Duration

360 Contact Hours

*Limited partial scholarships are available

Apply Today

Program Highlights

Flexible Schedule

Convenient evening and weekend hours.

Virtual Sessions

Live virtual sessions taught by faculty from EMU's nationally recognized cybersecurity program.

Industry Validated

Validated by industry professionals.

The Curriculum

Eight modules will cover essential topics such as computer networking basics, operating systems basics, programming basics, red-team techniques, blue-team techniques, risk analysis, mitigation, compliance, and governance. The program will provide opportunities for students to develop effective communication and soft skills necessary for their future careers.


  1. Computer & Networking Essentials
  2. Cybersecurity Fundamentals
  3. Scripting Essentials
  4. Linux Operating Systems
  5. Windows Operating Systems
  6. Offensive Security & Security Auditing
  7. DFIR, Compliances, Governance & Security Policy
  8. Capstone

Important Dates

April 8, 2024
Application Deadline

April 15, 2024 
Scholarship Award Notification

April 22, 2024
Enrollment Deadline

May 6, 2024
Program Kick-off

Apply Today

Entry-level Careers in Cybersecurity

As a graduate of this program you will have the foundational knowledge and skill set necessary for an entry-level cybersecurity position, and be ready to learn more and grow on the job.

  • Information Security Analyst
  • Information Security Specialist
  • Cybersecurity Specialist
  • IT Auditor
  • Digital Forensic Examiner
  • Vulnerability Assessment Analyst
  • Cyber Crime Analyst
  • Incident & Intrusion Analyst
  • Source Code Auditor
  • Security Systems Administrator

Smart Female IT Programer Working on Desktop Computer in Data Center System Control Room

Watch: Cybersecurity Careers 101: Your Blueprint to a Secure Future

Watch our pre-recorded, panel discussion and Q&A featuring faculty from EMU’s nationally recognized cybersecurity program and industry experts. In this one-hour, webinar recording, we discuss the importance of cybersecurity in the digital age and explore:

  • Key roles in cybersecurity
  • Educational paths for entering the cybersecurity field
  • Current trends in cybersecurity
  • Networking and industry insights
  • Key skills and experiences employers look for
  • Strategies for successful job searches in cybersecurity
  • Real-world challenges faced by cybersecurity professionals
  • Intrinsic and extrinsic rewards of a career in cybersecurity
  • The importance of ongoing learning in the dynamic field
  • Resources and strategies for continuous professional development

What Industry Professionals are Saying

  • Space

    "EMU has long been recognized for its robust cybersecurity program, and adding a certificate option only underscores its leadership in the field. Over my years in the industry, I’ve witnessed hackers evolve drastically, employing more sophisticated tactics against more vulnerable targets. That’s why EMU’s new cybersecurity certificate program is so critical; it will not only prepare candidates for a career in cybersecurity but also empower the next generation of leaders to safeguard our digital future. It's a game-changer for those contemplating a career change or looking to enhance their opportunities. I'll certainly be eyeing this program for future teammates and cyber leaders who can help us fend off cyber threats with confidence."

    David Behen, Co-Founder & Chief Client Success Officer, SensCy Inc.

  • Space

    "Over the years, we have made it too complicated for people to enter the cybersecurity industry. As someone who has seen many individuals start their journey right after college or switch careers, I firmly believe anyone can get into this field if given the chance. That's why I was thrilled to partner with EMU on this program that offers students the opportunity to acquire the knowledge they need in a way that suits their requirements."

    Raffaele Mautone, Founder & CEO, Judy Security

Request More Information

Ready to secure your future? Fill out the form below to get started! 

Start Your Application

Now is the time to accelerate your career in Cybersecurity!

Apply before the April 8, 2024 application deadline.

Apply Today

Related Stories

Decorative image for card
GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology launches new fundamentals of Cybersecurity Certificate
Decorative image for card
Four EMU Cybersecurity Students Excel as National Cyber Scholars in the 2023 Cyber FastTrack program
Decorative image for card
GameAbove elevates EMU's Cybersecurity Program with a $1.6M gift to its College of Engineering and Technology
Decorative image for card
EMU’s GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology earns redesignation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense