Cybersecurity: Fundamentals in the Cloud Online

Optimize your career with foundational technology skills and expertise that will prepare you to secure and protect your organization’s cloud systems. Develop foundational knowledge in key technical competencies, including network security and risk management.

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Program Overview

Gain in-demand expertise with NKU’s dynamic online cybersecurity micro-credential program

Build a strong foundation in cybersecurity and cloud computing as you learn how to protect vital data within the network and cloud services in the NKU online Cybersecurity: Fundamentals in the Cloud program. Designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C) by the National Security Agency, NKU offers this innovative online program to help you develop in-demand technical competencies that expand your career potential and prepare you for additional growth in the cybersecurity field. No previous technology experience is needed for admission into this cybersecurity program.

Our 100% online courses introduce cybersecurity and cloud computing concepts, providing hands-on experience to enhance your practical application of knowledge in network security and risk management. You will also gain skills in using cloud services to build IT systems in the cloud. This online cybersecurity fundamentals micro-credential program was designed with an inside look at the industry: A survey of notable employers outlined the most sought-after technical expertise future cybersecurity professionals will need to guard against real-world digital threats—and be well compensated for it.

In this online micro-credential in cybersecurity, you will:

  • Explain the processes and technologies needed to secure the information infrastructure of a modern organization
  • Understand cloud computing concepts, cloud security, and best practices for building secure IT systems in the cloud
  • Design secure cyberinfrastructure applying security principles
  • Explain the processes and technologies needed to secure the information infrastructure of a modern organization
  • Understand cloud computing concepts, cloud security, and best practices for building secure IT systems in the cloud
  • Design secure cyberinfrastructure applying security principles

Graduates of this online cybersecurity program at NKU pursue exciting professional opportunities such as:

  • Incident Analyst
  • Information Security Manager
  • Network Engineer
  • IT Auditor
  • Cyber Crime Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Specialist/Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Engineer
  • Incident Analyst
  • Information Security Manager
  • Network Engineer
  • IT Auditor
  • Cyber Crime Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Specialist/Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Engineer

Also available:

Northern Kentucky University offers a variety of technology programs online. Learn more about our online technology programs.

Total Tuition $4,470
Program Duration As few as 6 months
Credit Hours 9

Accreditation

Northern Kentucky University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC™) to award associate, baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees. Contact SACSCOC at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of NKU.

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Tuition

Take advantage of practical tuition for a priceless education

The NKU online cybersecurity micro-credential program offers the same affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition to in-state and out-of-state students. Financial aid may be available for those who qualify. For additional information, visit the Financial Aid section on our FAQ page.

Tuition Breakdown:

Total Tuition $4,470
Per Credit Hour $474
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Calendar

Dates you need to know

With six start dates a year, the NKU cybersecurity micro-credential online course schedule is flexible and convenient. View the calendar to find the best start date for you and note the corresponding deadlines.

SessionProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment Due
Spring 11/8/241/2/241/4/241/5/241/8/24
Spring 23/11/242/29/243/4/243/8/243/11/24
Summer 15/6/244/24/244/30/245/3/245/6/24
Summer 26/24/246/12/246/18/246/21/246/24/24
Fall 18/19/248/7/248/12/248/16/248/19/24
Fall 210/16/2410/3/2410/8/2410/11/2410/16/24

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Apply Date 2/29/24
Class Starts 3/11/24
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Admissions

Find out what it takes to enter the NKU online cybersecurity micro-credential program

We’ve streamlined the admission process for the online cybersecurity micro-credential program so you can get started right away.

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA on cumulative undergraduate coursework
  • Official transcripts of all coursework from accredited institutions

Cybersecurity: Fundamentals in the Cloud Online Admission Requirements

  • Complete online application
  • Official transcripts showing an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA for overall undergraduate credit and at least 3.0 in any graduate work in the same field
  • Demonstration of English proficiency for non-native English speakers

Official documents may be emailed to:

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To learn more about NKU micro-credentials, please see our FAQ.

Courses

Robust coursework is a hallmark of our online cybersecurity micro-credential program

For the Cybersecurity: Fundamentals in the Cloud online program, the curriculum is comprised of three courses (9 credit hours).

Students must take the following courses:

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will introduce students to cybersecurity concepts and provide an overview of the field, including both social and technical topics. It provides a broad coverage of authentication, access control, application security, vulnerabilities, malware, risk management, basic cryptographic concepts, social engineering, security policies, and legal and ethical issues in cybersecurity.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will learn cloud infrastructure and technologies used in cloud computing. Students will use cloud services (compute, networking, storage) to build IT systems in the cloud. Hands-on labs will show students how to use CLI (Command Line Interface) to manage cloud services.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will learn cloud security concepts and best practices to secure cloud services and data. Hands-on labs will show students how to effectively implement cloud security solutions and troubleshoot cloud security issues.

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