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Network Security Graduate Certificate

Modern hackers know how to get around all but the most advanced network security techniques. That means that in today’s job market, professionals who have mastered these advanced techniques are in high demand. The Network Security graduate certificate from the University of Central Missouri can help you gain the knowledge you need to meet that demand.

Take five courses on the latest network security technologies in a program that can be completed in as little as 1 year and develop the skills employers need to keep their corporate data safe.

Become an expert in network security

This graduate certificate can be added to UCM’s Master of Science in Technology or Master of Science in Industrial Science degrees, helping you stand out from the crowd of job candidates with similar degrees. You can also earn the certificate by itself and immediately apply it in your career.

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Highly experienced faculty

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Train in a Cisco-equipped lab

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Can be added to a master’s degree

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Take online or hybrid courses

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Master equipment used in the industry

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Earn in as little as 1 year

What you will study

The courses in UCM’s Network Security graduate certificate program will provide you with the career-relevant skills and experience you need to secure a business’s digital network infrastructure. You’ll gain a deep understanding of topics such as security policy design and management, firewall and secure router design, IPS implementation and VPN management through diverse classes such as:

  • Network Device Configuration
  • Material Design for Secure Networks
  • Organizational Dynamics


Excellence in Network Security

  • #1: Most Focused Colleges for Information Technology in Missouri (College Factual, 2022) 
  • #79: Top 100 Best Affordable Information Technology Degrees (University HQ, 2022)
  • Top 10%: Most Popular Colleges for Information Technology in Missouri (College Factual, 2022)


Unique learning opportunities in network security

Go beyond traditional learning with facilities and faculty that make a graduate certificate in Network Security from UCM a unique learning experience: 

  • Practice skills in a Cisco lab: You’ll have access to a lab that uses the same Cisco Systems appliances, routers and switches popular in the industry today.
  • Study with expert faculty: The faculty who teach this graduate certificate have 20+ years of experience in networking, with expertise in Cisco, HP and Palo Alto technologies.
  • Learn on your terms: Take courses on campus in Warrensburg or choose from a few online course options. You can use UCM’s Network Security graduate certificate to round out an MS degree or as a stand-alone resume booster.


What can you do with a certificate in Network Security from UCM?

The University of Central Missouri’s Network Security graduate certificate can lead to employment opportunities in many in-demand careers. Graduates who earn this certificate position themselves as ideal candidates for network security engineer positions and similar corporate networking roles.

Advance your career with network security expertise

Advanced capabilities in network security are highly sought-after by employers. Use the interactive tool below to see what kinds of career possibilities this graduate certificate can open up for you.




Financial assistance options for your Network Security certificate

The University of Central Missouri helps make college affordable thanks to generous financial aid. In fact, UCM has been recognized by LendEDU as a top-ranked university for low student debt.

In addition to financial aid, UCM offers a number of scholarships to students enrolled in master’s degrees, including many specifically for technology-related programs. You can use UCM’s Scholarship Finder to explore your options if you pursue a graduate degree.


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Take your education further.

Become a true leader in your field with a doctoral degree from UCM:

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Make yourself more marketable.

Learn more skills and give your career an even bigger boost with one of UCM’s Master of Science degrees:

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Explore programs related to network security.

If you’re interested in a career in IT or cybersecurity, you may also want to explore these related graduate programs at UCM:


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