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Fundamentals of Cybersecurity Certificate


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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. Generally, a maximum of 33% of basic certificate units (e.g., 3 units for a 9-unit certificate) can be completed in non-matriculated status at SJSU with approval from the department or school. In some cases, a basic certificate may be completed entirely through Open University if the student has completed a Bachelor’s degree and received approval from the department or school (University Policy S16-17 A). If a student has completed a Bachelor’s degree and received approval from the department or school, a basic certificate may be completed entirely through Open University.

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.

The Fundamentals of Cybersecurity Certificate requires a minimum GPA of 2.5 in basic certificate coursework in order to be awarded a certificate.

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