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Online Cybersecurity Certificate

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Learn to Protect the Data that’s Most Important

No Minimum GPA Requirement

Practical Courses

100% Online Coursework

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  • Duration 6 Months
  • Cost per Credit $500
  • Credit Hours 9

Program Benefits

  • 8-week terms
  • Practical Courses
  • Expert Faculty
  • No Minimum GPA Requirement

Learn to Succeed in the Field of Cybersecurity

Students in Lebanese American University’s online Cybersecurity Certificate program learn to protect valuable information, including learning skills in cryptography, network security, computer forensics and more.

In this program, students of all backgrounds will be prepared to progress into the full MS in Computer Science if they desire. They will gain expertise in many important areas of security at the digital level, including networks, software, machines and applications. Students will also learn basic cryptography and data security and detect criminal acts with computer forensics.

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The Knowledge that Matters in Cybersecurity

Our online Cybersecurity Certificate program is designed to give students the knowledge needed to work in the vast field of cybersecurity. This program prepares graduates with the skills and tools necessary to make a difference in the real world.

Learn the Skills to Become an Expert

9 credits

8-week term

The courses in the online Cybersecurity Certificate program are taught by experienced faculty and designed to provide advanced training for IT professionals. In this program, students will explore up-to-date and practical technologies and methods used daily in cybersecurity.

Courses include:

  • Cryptography and Data Security
  • Blockchain Systems
  • Networks Security
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Cybersecurity Certificate Admissions Details

No GRE required

No Minimum GPA Requirement

Apply now to earn your online Cybersecurity Certificate degree from Lebanese American University. Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

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DegreeYou would have a bachelor’s degree and some knowledge of programming and coding.
Language RequirementsThis course is taught in English and so you must be able to read, write and communicate in English.
Other RequirementsYou may wish to complete preparatory course material prior to joining this certificate to ensure that you are best placed for success during your studies.
Start DatesJanuary, March, June, September, and October
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Tuition Details

$500 per credit hour

$4,000 total estimated tuition (normally $4,500)

Earning a certificate is an investment in your future success and one of the best ways to accelerate your career and increase your earning potential. Lebanese American University is proud to offer competitive tuition for our online programs and currently accepts $4,000 USD tuition for this certificate.

Our admissions representatives can provide full tuition details and help you find the funding option that’s right for you. Call us at +1 646 989 1609 for more information.

Note: Tuition rates are subject to change and additional fees may vary by program.

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What You’ll Learn

With our innovative curriculum and diverse learning community, you can harness the power of artificial intelligence and data science to grow your career. Graduates of this certificate have the analytical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills needed to take their careers to the next level.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the online Cybersecurity Certificate program will learn to build the skills needed to tackle modern secure systems:

  • Learn how to encrypt/decrypt information
  • Gain knowledge on how to test if any products are vulnerable and the protection techniques to keep them safe
  • Uncover the tricks that hackers could be using and how to prevent them from happening
  • Learn from the experts in cybersecurity at Lebanese American University
  • Study recent and ongoing changes in multiple domains within cyber security

Faculty Spotlight

Faisal N. Abu-Khzam

Faisal N. Abu-Khzam, MS in Computer Science

Faisal N. Abu-Khzam is a professor of computer science at the Lebanese American University (LAU). He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville, a MS degree in Mathematics and a BS in Computer Science from the American University of Beirut.

Prof. Abu-Khzam is the director of LAU’s Software Institute, and the founder of the Lebanese Collegiate Programming Contest (LCPC). His research in parameterized complexity theory has led to some of the best-known data reduction methods as well as the current-fastest exact algorithms for some classical combinatorial problems. His research interests include Parameterized Complexity Theory, Data Analysis, Parallel Computing and Artificial Intelligence.

Online Study at Lebanese American University

By enrolling in Lebanese American University’s online Cybersecurity Certificate program, students gain access to a team of supportive faculty and expert student services. Online study includes:

  • A flexible, asynchronous format
  • An experienced and caring faculty
  • 24/7 IT Support
  • Full-time and part-time flexibility
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Welcoming All Metropolitan Residents

If you live in the New York metro area and are seeking the campus experience, we offer an in-person opportunity to learn software development from the ground up. Our full-time, face-to-face Foundations of Computer Science program – in partnership with the Holberton School – will introduce you to computer science and software engineering principles, followed by the opportunity to specialize in what drives you.

The sessions take place on the Lebanese American University campus in midtown Manhattan, and anyone in the surrounding area can join.

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Answers to Common Questions

Explore our FAQs to learn more about the Cybersecurity Certificate program. Contact us for more information if your question is not included here.

The online Cybersecurity Certificate is a part-time program.

The certificate forms part of a masters level program which has been approved by the New York State Education Department (NYSED). The University is also accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

Total estimated tuition for the online Cybersecurity Certificate is $4,000. This figure does not include any fees or other expenses you may incur.

The cost per credit is $500, and you’ll need 9 credits to complete. Find out more about tuition and fees.

You can earn the online Cybersecurity Certificate in as few as six months.

No. This program does not require any entrance exams.

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