TCP's Certificate in Cybersecurity is available to professionals through nondegree options and current CU graduate students seeking to gain cybersecurity fundamentals and hands-on experience with current tools, methods, and technologies. This certificate is available online or on-campus.


Course Requirements

The following 4 courses (12 credits) are required to earn the Cybersecurity Certificate:

  • CYBR 5300 Intro to Cybersecurity (3 credits)
  • Any 3 of the following courses (9 credits in total):
    • CYBR 5010 Fundamentals of Data Communication
      • Recommended for students lacking a relevant technical background; take this course before or concurrently with your other 3 courses.
    • CYBR 5310 Immersive Cyber Defense
    • CYBR 5320 Cybersecurity Network Analytics
    • CYBR 5330 Digital Forensics
    • CYBR 5350 Security Auditing and Penetration Testing

This list is subject to change as TCP expands its course offerings in cybersecurity and as special topics courses become official CYBR courses.


Online Cybersecurity Courses

All TCP courses required for our Cybersecurity Certificate are available on-campus or will be available online through the Extraordinary program beginning Fall 2020, making the entire certificate available online. The following two courses are available online for the Spring 2020 semester.

  • CYBR 5300-570 Intro to Cybersecurity

    • Gain foundational knowledge in cybersecurity that can be applied to further studies and careers; fulfills Cybersecurity Certificate requirement.
    • Taught by Dan Massey, Director of TCP and former Project Manager at DHS.
  • CYBR 5350-570 Security Auditing and Penetration Testing
    • Learn the skills of white hat and malicious hackers alike; fulfills Cybersecurity Certificate requirement.
    • Taught by Aaron Hansen, Professor of TCP and active-duty Cyber Warfare Officer for US Air Force.

Cost per Course

  • $1,950 for in-state and out-of-state domestic students and international students.

How to Start​

  1. Apply at the Google Form link to the top right and begin discussing this process with the TCP's Advisor.
  2. Current CU students can enroll in these courses via normal course registration processes.
  3. Online students must first enroll as a nondegree student through Continuing Education. Enrollment and student services are provided by Continuing Education. Their capable staff can help you navigate the CU system and develop a plan to meet your career goals with available academic and financial aid advisors.
  4. Once your enrollment is complete, nondegree students can then register for Extraordinary courses via the CU portal system (instructions provided following enrollment). Please ensure you register for the correct course number (online Continuing Education courses end in "570").