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Cyber Security Specialist Microdegree Program

Navigate the cybersecurity landscape with UET's Cyber Security Specialist Microdegree Program.

✔️ Defend & Protect: Learn through hands-on projects in ethical hacking and digital forensics.

✔️ Career-Ready Credentials: Earn college credits and a 💰 bonus elective on Javascript Fundamentals.

✔️ Mentorship & Opportunities: Personalized guidance and access to a network of security experts.

✔️ Empower Your Path: Connect with a community for ongoing support and mentorship.

Launch into cybersecurity with UET. Start safeguarding the digital world today!

60 hours

Instruction Hours

24th Jun'24

Cohort Starts

6 LD

Credit Hours


Mentor Support

360 Degree

Career Support

USP of Enrolling in UET's Microdegree Program

Key Highlights

✔️ Comprehensive Curriculum: This program covers everything from cybersecurity basics, ethical hacking, and Kali Linux, to advanced penetration testing, culminating in an intensive Capstone Project. 

✔️ Expert-Led Instruction: Learn from cybersecurity experts with deep field experience who provide not just knowledge but mentorship. 

✔️ 1:1 Doubt Clearance: Get bespoke support to navigate through complex security concepts and tools, ensuring a deep and clear understanding. 

✔️ Industry-Recognized Certification: Acquire a Microdegree that certifies your expertise in cybersecurity, opening doors to high-demand security roles. 

✔️ Hands-on Experience: Dive into real-world cybersecurity scenarios, honing your skills in ethical hacking, network security, and digital forensics. 

✔️ 360° Career Services: From resume building to interview prep, our career services are designed to launch you into the cybersecurity field with confidence. 

✔️ College Credit-Eligible: Gain an academic edge with college credits that may transfer, underscoring the robustness of your cybersecurity education. 

✔️ Lifetime Access to Course Material: Keep your cybersecurity knowledge sharp with lifetime access to constantly updated content and resources. 

✔️ Flexible Learning: Our online platform offers the flexibility to learn at your pace, fitting seamlessly into your schedule.

Guardians of the Digital Realm: Cybersecurity Mastery

High Demand, High Salary

With cyber threats on the rise, specialists can expect salaries starting at $90,000+, reflecting the critical need for their skills.

Future-proof Career

Cybersecurity expertise is crucial across industries, ensuring long-term relevance and job security in an evolving digital landscape.

Top Companies are Hiring

Organizations like Palo Alto Networks, Symantec, and government agencies urgently need cybersecurity professionals to safeguard their data.

Potential Job Titles

Step into roles such as Cybersecurity Analyst, Information Security Manager, or Ethical Hacker.

Tools & Tech Covered

Skills Gained

✔️ Core Cybersecurity Principles: Start with a solid foundation in cybersecurity essentials, understanding the landscape of threats, vulnerabilities, and the critical importance of data protection.

✔️ Capstone Project - Your Mission: Put your skills to the test in a real-world scenario with the Capstone Project. Here, you'll tackle a comprehensive security challenge, from threat analysis to implementing robust defenses, showcasing your readiness to combat cyber threats.

✔️ Master Ethical Hacking & Penetration Testing: Learn the art of ethical hacking, gaining hands-on experience in penetration testing techniques to identify and exploit vulnerabilities ethically, making systems impenetrable to attackers.

✔️ Kali Linux Proficiency: Become an expert in Kali Linux, the go-to operating system for cybersecurity professionals, mastering tools and commands essential for security analysis and solutions.

✔️ Incident Response & Digital Forensics: Acquire critical skills in responding to security breaches and conducting digital forensic investigations to trace the source of attacks and mitigate damage.

✔️ Career Ready with Comprehensive Support: Benefit from personalized career preparation, including guidance on navigating the cybersecurity job market, resume crafting, and interview simulation, ensuring you're not just skilled but also job-ready.

✔️ Demonstrate Your Cybersecurity Mastery: The Capstone Project is your moment to shine, proving not just your technical prowess but your strategic thinking in defending against complex cyber incidents.

From Classroom to Career: We've Got Your Back!

Learn more about UET's Career Services

Career Counselling

Unlock your ideal career path with guidance from our experts, who tailor opportunities to your unique interests.

Process Involved: 

✔️ Assessing your strengths and pinpointing areas for growth to align with your career aspirations.

✔️ Setting strategic goals to enhance your employability and achieve optimal career outcomes.

Resume Review

Our experts will also help you understand the expectations of the industry so as to help you prepare your resume better.

Process Involved:
✔️ Evaluate your resume as a prospective employer
✔️ Determining areas that might require additional emphasis
✔️ Tips on best resume practices catered to job applications

Interview Preparation

These interviews are customised to the roles that you are applying for. Feedback is also provided at the end of the interviews.

Process Involved:
✔️ A detailed review of the interview
✔️ Identifying what you did well and ways to improve
✔️ Objective feedback about your competencies in relation to job applications

From Courses to College Credits: Your Gateway to Success!

Learn more about UET's Credit Eligible Microdegree Program

Earn a Microdegree

Each Microdegree is a carefully curated blend of diverse but related courses, ensuring you acquire a broad set of skills that today's employers value.

Get College Credits

When you complete a Microdegree, you don't just receive a certificate; you earn academic credits approved by the American Council on Education (ACE), a remarkable addition to your educational portfolio.

Transfer the Credits

The credits earned may be transferred to other degree programs, making UET Microdegrees a stepping stone towards your degree aspirations. More than 1500 colleges in the US accept ACE credits. 

Your Journey to Credibility with UET and Credly 🎖️🚀

Credly is UET's Digital Credentials Partner
Cyber Security Specialist Microdegree Program

📚 American Council on Education (ACE) Endorsed: Our Microdegree Programs align with the highest industry standards, curated in partnership with ACE.

💻 Credly Certified: As we are partnered with Credly, a global leader in digital credential services, upon successful completion, you'll receive your certificate and official ACE transcript digitally.

🌐 Globally Recognized: Your digital certificate and transcript, backed by ACE, attest to your expertise and commitment, making them respected assets worldwide.

🔗 Shareable Accomplishment: Your digital certificate, which is more than just a paper credential, can be shared across professional networks like LinkedIn, making your accomplishments visible to potential employers.

🎯 Visible, Verifiable, Valuable: Our digital badges offer a modern way to illustrate and validate your hard-earned skills and knowledge.

Earn High Paying Jobs and College Credits by enrolling in UET

Invest in your future today!

What do you get?

8 Months Lab Access: Access to cutting-edge cybersecurity lab facilities.

300+ Hours of Premium Content: Deep dive into cybersecurity principles and practices. 

One-on-One Mentorship: Get direct feedback and guidance from cybersecurity experts. 

Professional Resume Support: Build a cybersecurity-focused resume with professional help. 

Internship Opportunities: Qualify for potential internships with our Corporate Partners.

6 Academic Credits: Achieve ACE-recommended credits in cybersecurity.

Your Investment

With College Credits



save $1500

Without College Credits



save $1250

Read Success Stories

Nick B.

Nick B.

This program provided a solid foundation in cybersecurity essentials and advanced topics like ethical hacking. The real-world scenarios and Capstone Project were particularly impactful.
Sofia R.

Sofia R.

Gaining hands-on experience with tools like Kali Linux and Metasploit has made me feel well-prepared to enter the cybersecurity field. The instructors' expertise was evident in every lesson.
Jayden K.

Jayden K.

The 1:1 mentorship and the practical exercises designed to mimic real cyber attacks enriched my learning experience. I feel confident in my ability to secure networks and respond to threats.

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