Welcome to the University of Miami Cyber Security Professional Course

In recent years, demand for Cyber Security and Defense professionals has surged and there are not enough skilled workers to fill all the open positions in the field. There are currently over one million unfilled jobs in Cyber Security around the world – and that number is growing fast.

Our goal is to build the Cyber workforce the United States needs to keep our businesses, government, and personal information safe from criminal hackers. The goal of this course is to prepare you, whether you have some basic knowledge of Cyber Security or none, to join the Cyber Security workforce. We consulted industry experts and employers to pinpoint the gaps in Cyber skills, knowledge, and the certifications that make Cyber candidates stand out to top employers. Then, we designed a curriculum that meets and exceeds their demands.

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Quick Facts About the Program

  • Career Outlook

    There are currently over 1 million unfilled jobs in Cyber Security around the world. 

    Our graduates are qualified for a variety of Cyber Security and IT roles, including:

    • Network Security Engineers
    • Network & System Security Administrators
    • Systems Security Managers
    • Systems Security Engineers
    • Cyber Network Defenders
    • Vulnerability Assessment Analysts
    • Cyber Security Operations Specialists
    • Network Security Technicians
    • Cyber Security Crime Investigators
    • Cyber Security Analysts
    • IT Security Managers
    • IT Support Engineers
    • NOC Technicians

  • What Will I Learn?

    During the Cyber Security Professional course, students will dive in head first, learning the fundamentals of networking and security. You will grow your knowledge of all the different innovative technologies and frameworks needed to set up, maintain, and protect various organizations from impending Cyber Threats.

  • How Will I Benefit From UM's Program?

    As a student, you will attend lectures; take part in individual and group exercises, and get access to virtual Cyber Labs and real-world simulations that teach you to identify vulnerabilities on a multitude of platforms. Our goal is to give you a comprehensive and enjoyable, hands-on educational experience geared towards providing you with the tools and insights you need to make it as Cyber Security Pro.

  • Is This Program Right For Me?

    This program is suited for students looking to enter the exciting world of Cyber Security and IT Network Security to advance their careers.

  • Program Format & Location

    The Cyber Security Professional course is 440 academic hours, including the 20-hour Trial Course period. This course is flexible. Students can choose between a part-time, 12-month program and a more intensive, full-time, 4-month program.

  • Tuition & Fees


  • Financial Assistance Options

    Financial assistance and payment plans are available for this program. To learn more, please speak with an enrollment advisor at (305) 284-4000.


  • What Are The Requirements To Earn The Certificate?

    Technical background from any background.

    Professional evaluation admissions exam.

  • Required Courses


    • Trial Course
    • Cisco
    • Windows Server 2012
    • Linux Fundamentals
    • Cyber Defender
    • Cyber Infrastructures
    • Introduction to Python
    • Career Services

  • Faculty


  • Professional Badges



    The Division of Continuing and International Education’s mission is to empower people to reach their full potential through lifelong and lifewide learning. Revolutionary learning experiences are created for our students to ensure that we meet the demands of the ever-changing economy. We continuously measure our programs’ core competencies, instruction, quality, standards, and service.

    The continuing education landscape has elevated an era of innovation and disruption and as such, the Office of Professional Advancement has instituted a badging system. Graduates of our programs will be able to virtually display a badge, which showcases their new skillset to prospective employers and professional colleagues.

    How does it Work?

    Badges are earned by successfully completing a certificate program through the Office of Professional Advancement. * Upon completion, you will receive an email with instructions on how to collect your badge. Once collected, you can display your badge on social media sites like LinkedIn. Any potential employer will be able to click on the badge for a list of specific skills associated with the respective certificate received.

    *Please call us for a list of approved programs.

    For more information about our career and professional development badging, please call us at 305-284-4000.

  • Have Questions?

    Call 305-284-4000 or email opa@miami.edu. Our enrollment advisors can answer any questions or schedule a meeting to discuss your goals and opportunities.


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