What Can You Do with a Cybersecurity Degree?

August 5, 2019

What Can You Do with a Cybersecurity Degree?

What You’ll Earn from Empire’s Cybersecurity Degree Program

Empire’s cybersecurity program is a part of a comprehensive degree in information technology. Graduates of the program are awarded an Associate of Occupational Studies in Information Technology with a concentration in Cybersecurity. This concentration prepares graduates for a variety of certifications, including:

  • CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)
  • CompTIA PenTest+
  • CompTIA A+ Technician
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) in four areas:
    • Windows 10 Professional
    • Installing and Configuring Windows Server
    • Administering Windows Server
    • Configuring Advanced Windows Server
  • And, with completion of the last three MCP certifications listed above, Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)

Note: All certification exams may be taken onsite at Empire’s VUE Testing Center for between $60 and $225. Though certifications are not required to enter the workforce or graduate from Empire’s program, they can increase your employability and are highly recommended.


Is Empire’s Cybersecurity Program Right for You?

If you would ultimately like to work as a network technician, administrator, engineer, or consultant, Empire’s cybersecurity program is an ideal place to start. Empire’s cybersecurity program can also prepare you for a career as a systems engineer or pentester.

Put simply, Empire’s program will teach you how to recognize network vulnerabilities and maximize network security. The program will also explain how to best setup, configure, and manage Unix, Linux, Local Area Network (LAN), and Wide Area Network (WAN) technologies. This knowledge is useful in a large range of IT professions.


Begin Your Cybersecurity Training

Ready to take the next step in your career? Reach out to Empire College today at 1-877-395-8535. With a full-time course load, Empire’s cybersecurity program can be completed in as little as a year and half. Furthermore, Empire’s curriculum is centered around its students’ employability, which means you’ll leave with an understanding of what it takes to land a job and build a successful career in cybersecurity.