The Fundamentals of Cybersecurity Certificate program, offered by the Department of Computer Science , aligns with the nationally defined knowledge areas in cybersecurity and information assurance, and prepares students with well-grounded fundamentals to become a professional in these areas.
University Basic Certificate Requirements
Basic certificate programs provide opportunities for students to pursue specialized, often pre-professional, focused educational objectives that may be separate from a degree program. At least 6 units must be completed at SJSU. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in basic certificate coursework in order to be awarded a certificate. A maximum of 33% of basic certificate units (e.g., 3 units for a 9-unit certificate) can be completed through Open University at SJSU with approval from the department or school (University Policy S16-17).
The advisor/director of the program is responsible for verifying a student’s satisfactory completion of the academic requirements established for the program and for forwarding a copy of the certificate completion form to the Office of the Registrar. The Office of the Registrar records the completion of the program on the student’s transcript.