The Iowa State Professional Certificate in Cybersecurity is aimed at graduate with an AAS degree (two-year degree) who are working in a security or IT-related field. The certificate will provide the needed material to upskill students so that they can gain cybersecurity knowledge and obtain advanced job positions.

Why this certificate?

CyIO and the Iowa Cyber Hub have conducted workshops, concluding that employers and organizations are looking for mid- to advanced-level cybersecurity employees. While there are not yet many cybersecurity professionals with four-year degrees, there is an abundance of graduate with an AAS degree. The Professional Certificate in Cybersecurity will bridge the knowledge gap between a two- and four-year degree.

Next Steps

  • Articulate courses necessary and pertinent to the objectives of the certificate.
  • Verify value of proposed courses with industry partners.