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San Diego State U Creates Cybersecurity Certificate Program

California's San Diego State University has launched the SDSU Cyber Tech Academy, a suite of online cybersecurity certificates designed for security professionals and those seeking to move into cybersecurity careers. The institution partnered with online learning network Noodle to create the program.

The Cyber Tech Academy offers three 14-week online professional certificates: Cloud Security and Governance; Cyber Governance and Risk Management; and Securing the Nation and Enterprises with Artificial Intelligence. The curriculum focuses on critical cybersecurity issues and job skills aligned with industry demand. Learners will have access to a network of "prominent current and former government, military, and industry practitioners focused on developing a workforce that can defeat the threats posed by nation-states and advanced cyber criminals," according to a news announcement.

The program adds to SDSU's growing portfolio of cybersecurity offerings, including a Homeland Security graduate degree program, a 10-month synchronous Cybersecurity Bootcamp and a Cybersecurity Management master's degree within the College of Business.

"The online academy expands the educational opportunities outside of SDSU's degree programs and reinforces the university's commitment to cyber tech training," said Jeffrey Roberts, dean of SDSU's College of Sciences, in a statement. "Unusual among certificate programs, this immersive online program provides participants with the ability to interact with professionals in the field, who will also help guide them in their career development."

"SDSU is a leader in national security, and it is renowned for creating innovative programs designed to prepare its students to enter this crucial field," commented Lee Bradshaw, chief strategy officer for Noodle. "The Cyber Tech Academy provides students from around the country with access to leading professionals in the space, offering an unparalleled opportunity to pursue cybersecurity as a career and build upon existing skill sets in the field."

For more information, visit the Cyber Tech Academy site.

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Rhea Kelly is editor in chief for Campus Technology, THE Journal, and Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at [email protected].

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