Cyber Security Certifications

Get Cyber-certified, online, at FSU!

Be Career-Ready in Under 4 Months
Salaries Range from $65K to $85K*

*Average salary in North Carolina for jobs not specifying degree requirements
- Burning Glass Labor Insight Database October 2021

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Invest in yourself.
Invest in a career in Cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity professionals are in high demand and employment opportunities are skyrocketing. According to a study by the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, by 2022 there will be a shortage of 1.8 million information security workers. Prepare now with certification courses beginning in January 2022 at Fayetteville State University.

90% certification

Train at the ONLY Center for Defense and Homeland Security in the UNC System.
Our students achieve a 90%+ certification pass rate.
You’ll leave FSU career-ready!

Career potential for Cybersecurity professionals

FSU offers 6 of the top 15 IT certifications requested by North Carolina Employers, including

Introductory Certifications (Foundations)
• CompTia A+ (1400 North Carolina job postings last 12 months)
• CompTia Network + (1500 job postings)
• CompTia Security + (2600 job postings)
Advanced Certifications
• Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA) (3200 North Carolina job postings last 12 months)
• CompTia Linux+ (100 job postings)
• Certified Ethical Hacker (450 job postings)
• Network and Packet Analysis

Average North Carolina salaries in North Carolina for job postings over the past year with at least one of these certifications:

  • $63,500 for jobs not specifying degree requirements
  • $78,450 for jobs requiring a bachelor's degree

Source for job postings and salary info: Burning Glass Labor Insight Database October 2021.

Hands-on Training Receive expert accelerated training in Information Technology and Cybersecurity.

Evening coursesOur evening courses are designed to fit within your busy schedule.


Cyber Foundations - $5,850

Begin July 26, 2022 and complete the course in just 33 short classroom sessions.

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Civilian Registration Forms

Sallie Mae Loan Application for Civilians

Certifications offered:

CompTIA A+ Certified IT Technician, CompTIA Network+ Technician, CompTIA Security+ Technician

No prerequisites or previous experience necessary. Students should, however, have good skills with Windows-based personal computers, a strong interest in computers and technology, and good problem-solving skills.


Cyber Security - $8,495

Begin June 1, 2022 and complete the course in just 40 short classroom sessions.

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Military VA Registration Forms

Civilian Registration Forms

Sallie Mae Loan Application for Civilians

Certifications offered:

Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA), CompTIA Linux+, Certified Ethical Hacker, Network & Packet Analysis

Prerequisites: A+, Network+, Security+ or Equivalent Certifications


Military-affiliated students can use their Post-911 or Vocational Rehab Benefits. Civilians can pay out of pocket or request a Sallie Mae Loans (PDF).

Learn more about Fayetteville State University's Center for Defense and Homeland Security.

Questions? Contact John Bellamy at jbellam5@uncfsu.edu or (910) 672-2006.


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