Cybersecurity (Certificate-CDHS)

Registration Now Open for Classes Beginning February 2019! - Deadline to Apply for Track Two is Friday, January 18, 2018.

We are proud to now offer new classes for our Certificates in Cybersecurity. Now you will have the option of taking a class that builds on your knowledge from the Certificate in Cyber Foundations Course as well as taking a class centered around operating systems!

These courses provide candidates with the skills, knowledge, and credentials required to successfully begin a career in the fields of Information Technology and Cybersecurity. The courses consist of classroom instruction and hands-on laboratory time to give our students an advantage over other programs in the area.

To earn the Certificate in Cyberscurity, students must complete one of two tracks:

TRACK 1 (Requires A+, Network+, Security+ or Equivalent Certification)

  • Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA)
  • CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)
  • Wireshark (Packet Analysis)

TRACK 2 (No Prerequisite Required)

  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA, Windows 10)
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)


Students may take the CCNA and CEH certification exams at FSU's on-site Pearson Vue Testing Center. CEH is a DoD 8570 certification (required for many government cyber positions) and CCNA is among the most highly regarded industry technical certifications.

This program is suitable for individuals seeking to enter the fields of Information Technology and Cybersecurity, or those already in the field who desire rigorous education and training. This Certificate Program is offered in response to industry's need for qualified employees with the right certifications and problem solving skills to be effective in system support, Computer Network Operations (CNO) and Computer Network Defense (CND). While Cyber is the primary focus, this program provides excellent preparation for work in any commercial or civilian IT organization.

In order to take the Track 1 course, candidates should have completed our Certificate in Cyber Foundations Course or already possess the certifications offered in Cyber Foundations. For Track 2 there are no prerequisistes.