Upon completion of the Cyber Security skilled pathway, graduates will be able to:
- Cultivate fundamental IT Skills
- Ensure they stay one step ahead of evolving cyber threats
- Perform cyber forensics to investigate, collect, and preserve digital evidence associated with a breach.
- Learn how to “harden” networks, systems, and endpoint devices against cyber-attacks.
- Acquire the skills to think like a “hacker” and use industry standard tools to find weaknesses in the system.
DO I REALLY NEED A DEGREE TO WORK IN CYBERSECURITY?
No, but you may need one to get hired and having educational preparation in Cybersecurity provides a massive advantage in earning potential and salary. People with a bachelor’s degree also have a 50% lower rate of unemployment, and on average, they make an additional $630,000 to $900,000 over their lifetime, even more in high-growth fields like this one.
WHAT CERTIFICATIONS WILL I GET?
By taking our program, you’ll be more than ready for the Certified Computer Forensics Examiner, Certified Ethical Hacker, and Certified Information Systems Security Professional certifications. These will play a HUGE role in differentiating you from other candidates employers are considering!
WAS THIS PROGRAM REALLY CREATED WITH CORPORATE PARTNERS?
Yes! The only way to make sure our program gives you the skills you need to get hired and teaches you to work through real-world problems is to partner with the people out there who are actually doing it. Our collaboration with Fortune 500 companies and subject matter experts means that their multi-billion-dollar expertise is reflected in everything you’ll study here.
WHAT WILL MY CAREER LOOK LIKE?
Cybersecurity is huge, and you can take and utilize coveted skills in any direction you are interested in. If you favor a more generalist approach, you may focus on information technology. If you’ve always been interested in hacking, you may want to land a job in preventing digital security breaches. As a cybersecurity grad, the possibilities available to you across industries are essentially endless.
WHAT IS A FLIPPED CLASSROOM?
A flipped classroom is one where the focus is not on lectures but on discussion, projects, and problem-solving. Students in flipped classrooms get the chance for more instructor feedback and, as a result, have been found to learn much, much faster.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I’M INTERESTED IN THIS PROGRAM?
If you enjoy creative problem solving, if you like working on the cutting edge of technology, if you are looking for a degree that opens a ton of doors to different high-growth careers, if you are curious about how things work, and if you’re looking for a way to take part in bringing about a more secure future, you should consider this program.
WHAT DOES OPTIONAL SYNCHRONOUS MEAN?
Flexibility. Optional Synchronous means our Cybersecurity courses can be attended together at one time with other students or on your own schedule. Many students prefer the learning that comes with live interactions, while other students love the flexibility of doing their courses whenever it fits in their schedule.
WHO WILL BE IN MY CLASS?
The courses in this program are part of an exclusive partnership between ENC and Rize Education, which means you’ll be learning with students from your campus, as well as students from a selective consortium of schools across the country. That means you get to enjoy the small Christian college environment while also building a national network of people in your industry before you’ve even graduated.
DO I NEED TO BE A MATH WHIZ TO STUDY CYBERSECURITY?
Not at all! In fact, recent research shows our “language brain” is more important to programming ability than our “math brain.” So, rest assured that, no matter how good (or bad) you are with math, cybersecurity could be your pathway to a rewarding career.
About Rize Partnership Programs
We are offering these high demand, skills-focused programs through an innovative nationwide consortium of over 75 colleges and universities much like ENC. As a student in these programs, you enjoy the opportunity to attend a small Christian college while developing specialized skills that will prepare you for careers in some of today’s fastest-growing fields. In your major and your general education coursework, you will have the opportunity to develop a strong Christian worldview while the courses in the RIZE partnership programs will supplement that work by exposing you to industry experts who will teach you and students at other consortium institutions virtually. We refer to these programs as skilled pathways because they emphasize the in-demand skill-sets that employers are saying they need. Students who complete all of the courses in a particular program will have their completion of the courses recorded as a minor on their transcript upon graduation, but many of the individual courses and programs offer opportunities to complete industry certifications or prepare you to complete certification exams that can also be valuable additions to a resume.