Given the growing number of threats to computing infrastructure the need for computer professionals with strong skills in cyber security cannot be overstated. However, a large number of working professionals in information technology/computer science do not have these skills. This certificate has been designed to provide working professionals the competencies required to attain industry standard knowledge. Therefore, the target audience for this certificate are working professionals. The courses in the certificate will be offered in an online asynchronous modality to support the needs of this target audience, which include self-paced learning. The courses in the certificate meet the curriculum requirements of several industry certification standards including: CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, CISSP (7 out of 8 domains), SANS GIAC Incident Handler and SANS GIAC Pen Tester.