Cyber Security Explained: Why is this Field so Competitive?

Earn a Bachelor's in Cybersecurity in as little as 12 Months

Accelerated Program for Existing College Graduates Now Enrolling in Virginia Beach and Northern Virginia

People go to college for a lot of different reasons. Some know exactly what they want to do upon graduation while others try to sort it out in the first couple years. Yet, many graduate without a specific plan and without a degree that is aligned with a specific career path. Years later, they find themselves underemployed in careers that are not all that fulfilling.

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What if you could go back and change things and prepare for a career that is now in demand, not for four years, but only 12 months? With ECPI University's new Bachelors to Bachelors in Cyber and Network Security Program, it's possible. Cyber and Network Security professionals are in high demand and they are well paid.  According to Cybersecurity Ventures, the number of unfilled cybersecurity jobs is expected to grow by 350 percent, from one million positions in 2013 to 3.5 million in 2021.

At ECPI University's Virginia Beach and Northern Virginia campuses, you can learn how to protect networks against inside and outside threats such as hackers, malware, spyware, and viruses. Our Cyber and Network Security, Bachelor of Science (Degree Completion) Program focuses on cybercrime detection, as well as the design, development, and implementation of tools and software.

Students will gain the opportunity to build networks, and design and develop strategies to assist clients with technical problems and keep their networks secure. Courses include:

  • Computing Fundamentals
  • Programming & Database Fundamentals
  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Security Fundamentals
  • Security+ Boot Camp
  • Windows Administration
  • Linux Administration
  • Routing & Switching Fundamentals
  • Cloud Administration
  • Ethical Hacking

Not sure you've got what it takes for this kind of technical field? ECPI University has produced many graduates who had no technical experience whatsoever, people like 2019 Cyber and Network Security graduate Beau Dorman. "I was a grunt in the army, worked outside, and lifted heavy things," he says. "I had never been to college and had no background in computers. I started college nearly 15 years after I graduated from high school. I've come a long way from zero credits with no technical background to where I am now. Believe me, if I can do it, anyone can do it!" Beau is now working as at Cisco as a network consulting engineer.

"When we talk to career switchers, we find that many see computer science as a very attractive career path, but they doubt their own abilities," says ECPI University Dean of Computer and Information Science Dr. Keith Morneau. "They worry about doing the math, not realizing that much of the curriculum revolves around critical thinking and problem solving. We've had countless graduates who first came to us with these same doubts and have gone on to thrive in their careers."

And it's not just about being in demand and drawing a nice paycheck. People who work in Cyber and Network Security also draw satisfaction knowing that they are making a difference. Every single day, they protect sensitive personal information and even national defense systems from hackers and a wide range of cybercriminals. If you're ready for a change and want to learn more, contact a helpful admissions advisor at either our Northern Virginia or Virginia Beach campuses today.

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