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Certified Cybersecurity Specialist

This 100% online, 12-hour program results in completion of the industry-recognized certificate (CEH—Certified Ethical Hacker) for skilled professionals seeking to master hacking technologies to defend against future attacks.


Protect & Defend

Looking to enter one of the most critical industries committed to protecting society at every level? This goal is within reach through the new online Certified Cybersecurity Specialist (CCSS) training at the Christian Polytechnic University, where technical education and faith-informed vocation have been foundational since day one. 

The numbers speak for themselves: With an estimated 28% job growth anticipated through 2026 for information security analysts, your tech skills are essential to the safety and security of individuals and businesses around the world (2018 Bureau of Labor Statistics). Even more importantly, 27% of positions are unfilled, only 37% of candidates are qualified, and 70% of these positions require a security certification

LeTourneau University not only offers a way to meet this pressing need, but does so with an approach to cybersecurity that combines solid academics with Christian ethics to prepare students to use their newly-gained skills while considering their eternal impact. 


Career Outcome: Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

LeTourneau University's cybersecurity certificate program will prepare you to sit for the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) exam. According to the EC-Council, a Certified Ethical Hacker is a skilled professional who understands and knows how to look for weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems and uses the same knowledge and tools as a malicious hacker, but in a lawful and legitimate manner to assess the security posture of a target system(s). The CEH credential certifies individuals in the specific network security discipline of Ethical Hacking from a vendor-neutral perspective. 


Program Details

  • Complete 12 credit hours (9 prerequisite) / 4 courses in as little as two semesters
  • All classes are 100% online
  • Required courses include foundations of cybersecurity, digital forensics, networks & data communications, and network security
  • $375 per credit hour
  • Students must pass the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) exam through the final course
  • Ideal for security officers & professionals, auditors, site administrators 
  • Learn from industry-experienced professionals with decades of experience—from a former Fortune 500 security analyst to a Fulbright Scholar—who value one-on-one personalized instruction and mentorship
  • Engage with a dedicated academic advisor who will guide your path to graduation
  • Prepare for positions such as advanced threat analyst, information security assessor, penetration tester and more


Stack on Success

While a certificate gets you in the door, we've created a pathway for your continued future career success. The Certified Cybersecurity Specialist (CCSS) offering is 'stackable' with our additional cybersecurity programs, meaning your coursework can be rolled into our Associate of Science in Cybersecurity and/or Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity. Choose from 100% online courses or attend in person at our Longview, Texas, campus. 

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