The Boise State Online cyber operations and resilience programs welcome a new online applied computing, systems and network certificate. The certificate provides course options for you to understand the basics of secure design, computational thinking, systems and networks. Students can begin courses for the applied computing, systems and network certificate in the fall 2023 semester.
Skills for the Cyber Professional
“Nothing is ever unhackable — you have to improve designs to protect the system,” said Sin Ming Loo, cyber operations and resilience program director. “How do you design a better system? First, you have to understand the pieces of your system and how they fit.”
“Our new certificate gives students the introductory skills necessary to achieve protected systems.”
— Sin Ming Loo, cyber operations and resilience program director
Applied computing skills with the use of tools like Python are key to preparing you for the cyber workforce. These skills, in combination with understanding the basics of networking, cloud computing, cybersecurity operations and computational thinking can help you break down and solve cyber problems.
“The key to solving cyber problems is breaking it into smaller pieces so the problem is solvable and implementable,” Loo said. “Understanding cybersecurity as something that protects the system. Our new certificate gives students the introductory skills necessary to achieve protected systems.”
A Full Suite of Cyber Programs
The foundational cyber knowledge from the applied computing, systems and network certificate develops technical cyber skills that help you easily transition into a cyber bachelor’s degree or directly into the workforce.
The new online applied computing, systems and network certificate joins Boise State Online’s robust offerings of cyber programs.
- Bachelor of Science in Cyber Operations and Resilience (uCORe) – learn technical, program management and policy skills necessary to design, remediate and operate resilient information systems. You’ll be prepared to work in environments where anticipating, detecting, mitigating and managing cyber threats is crucial.
- Bachelor of Applied Science in Cyber Operations and Resilience (uCORe) – a bachelor’s degree track that offers the same content as the bachelor of science and allows you to leverage up to 47 of your technical credits earned at another regionally accredited institution.
- Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Computing, Systems and Network – learn foundational knowledge in secure design principles, networking, cloud computing, cybersecurity operations and computational thinking.
- Undergraduate Certificate in Cyber for All – learn the fundamentals of cyber defense and the implications of good versus bad cyber hygiene. You’ll obtain vital knowledge centered around security awareness, the Internet of Things, incident response and recovery.
- Undergraduate Certificate in Cyber Operations – develop skills to protect and defend cyber systems. You will learn the foundational knowledge needed to become a leader in the field, including information assurance, offensive and defensive security, forensics and disaster recovery.
- Master of Science in Cyber Operations and Resilience (gCORe) – design, remediate and operate resilient information systems.
- Master of Science in Cyber Operations and Resilience, stackable certificates – a master’s degree option awarded through the completion of all three cyber operations and resilience graduate certificates.
- Graduate Certificate in Analyst and Threat Intelligence – understand threats, manage conflicts and detect and protect from cyber warfare.
- Graduate Certificate in Governance Policy Administration – master risk management, law, ethics, governance and compliance as it applies to the cyber industry.
- Graduate Certificate in Resilience Engineering – create resilient systems, design networks and build code and architecture.
Helping You Reach Your Goals
Each cyber pathway offers unique opportunities based on your goals. The cyber operations and resilience student success team is here to answer your questions about the program and to provide support through the application process. Want to learn more?