ITI Certificates in Cybersecurity
The marketplace demand for employees with cybersecurity knowledge and skills is enormous, and there aren’t nearly enough well-qualified job applicants to meet that demand. It’s a tremendous opportunity for motivated individuals!
If you want to explore cybersecurity as an aspect of your future career—whether as your primary career focus or secondary to another area of expertise—an Information Trust Institute (ITI) cybersecurity certificate can help you enhance your undergraduate studies with a concentration in cybersecurity-related courses!
ITI currently offers one certificate option and plans to announce a second option soon. The Certificate in Cybersecurity, available now, acknowledges your completion of three cybersecurity-related courses chosen to match your personal interests and goals, plus your completion of one extracurricular cybersecurity-related activity. The courses align with typical CS, ECE, or iSchool curricula, and should be easy to integrate into your other planned coursework.
Your completion of this certificate program will be beneficial to you as you pursue roles in academia, government, or the private sector. Skills and knowledge gained through these courses are in great demand and may help you build towards a successful career in the working world! In addition, having this certificate on your resume will help your job application stand out in the eyes of potential employers.
The second certificate option, which will be announced soon, will be complementary to the Certificate in Cybersecurity. Students will be able to pursue both certificates if desired, so if you’re already interested in the current one, don’t hesitate to sign up! (In addition, there is no penalty if you choose to drop out of this certificate program after signing up.)
Requirements for the Certificate in Cybersecurity
Requirement 1: Take 3 classes chosen from the 2 lists below (including at least 1 from each list), and earn an average grade of at least a B across the 3 courses.
Requirement 2: Participate substantially in one of the below extracurricular activities.
Requirement 3: While working towards certificate completion, each student must attend at least one ITI Certificate Program Meeting per year, unless granted an exemption. The meeting will provide program updates and discuss other UIUC cybersecurity opportunities.
To Ask Questions or Apply
If you have any questions, we’re happy to answer them! Please write to email@example.com.
If you’re ready to apply, visit our application form; applications are accepted year-round. Students who have already completed some or all of the requirements prior to applying are encouraged to apply; the previously completed work will count towards the Certificate.