Texas Tech University

Cybersecurity Core Certificate

Prepare for the fastest-growing career

23 May - 8 September 2022
Our economic activities depend on our online security.
Companies of all sizes are at risk.

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Conflicts among companies, criminals, and nations are now centered in cyberspace. Check out these facts:

  • Ransomware attacks happen every 10 seconds, according to InfoSecurity Magazine.
  • CyberCrime Magazine forecasts that by 2025, cybercrime will cost the world more than 10 TRILLION dollars. Every. Single. Year.
  • Most cyberattacks are motivated by financial gain, followed by espionage and politics.
  • Government and intelligence agencies warn that every organization is at risk from cyber threats due to geopolitical instability.

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Due to a critical lack of cybersecurity professionals, a recent World Economic Forum survey found that most global cyber leaders feel they don't have the skilled staff necessary to respond to a cybersecurity incident.

How would your career open up if you were knowledgeable about cyber defense?

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Cybersecurity knowledge makes you stand out in a crowd of applicants.

Texas Tech University-Costa Rica's Cybersecurity Core certificate is an entry-level program suitable for all learners.

Whether you are a student who wants a peek into the exciting world of cybersecurity or a computing professional planning to formalize your knowledge, this program can make you proficient in the core concepts and practices of cybersecurity.

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About this certificate program

The cybersecurity core certificate consists of 6 modules and includes CompTIA certifications. The only prerequisites are to have a laptop, a general acquaintance with computing, and intermediate-level English. Previous programming experience is helpful but not necessary.

Test your English proficiency by earning a grade of A2 or better in this free test: https://www.examenglish.com/leveltest/index.php

Program Modules
  • CompTIA A+
  • Business Communication
  • Python 1
  • CompTIA Network+ or Security+
  • Python 2
  • Ethics and Leadership

When you earn a certificate, you also receive 4 CEUs.

The certificate program trains you to a high standard of technical proficiency in both certifications and power skills. You will begin on the ground floor, and the modules will build upon one another.

This program will not be offered again this year. Sign up here.

More advanced students may start at a more advanced module, and students may take the Python modules independent of the certificate if desired. Find out more.

Duration: Evenings, Monday through Thursday, May 23 - September 8, 2022

Mode of Instruction: Live, online

Language of Instruction: English

Price: $7,000 + IVA for the entire certificate program

Seats are limited. Contact us to enroll.

Professor Patrick J. Slattery

Professor Slattery is a global technology, performance, risk, and crisis management advisor. He helps build resilience by boosting cybersecurity and performance, and he has taught at universities in New York City and at Texas Tech in Costa Rica.

He earned his most recent qualifications from the University of Oxford's Business School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Professor Karl Bandilla

Karl Bandilla is an environmental engineer who researches the management of groundwater resources. He holds a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo. He has conducted research at SUNY, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and Princeton University.

Bandilla's specialty is flow and transport in groundwater. He currently teaches at Texas Tech University-Costa Rica and conducts research related to groundwater resources in Costa Rica.

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