Organizations increasingly process and store data and information on computers and networks. With the growing threat of cyber attacks or security breaches of organizational databases and network infrastructure, security graduates are expected to understand information security beyond simple terminology and concepts. The on-campus and online Cybersecurity Administration Certificate program is an entry-level program that provides the basic skills and techniques to secure software, hardware and networks. Students learn to securely configure and administer Windows and Linux servers, which are common environments to protect and secure an organization’s critical information assets and business systems.

Sullivan offers the Cybersecurity Certificate online and on campus as a 32-quarter credit hour program that may be incorporated into a degree program or taken as a stand-alone certificate in 12 months for part-time students.


The Cybersecurity Administration Certificate focuses on teaching:

  • Computer hardware and network fundamentals
  • Administrating Windows and Linux servers
  • Computer security fundamentals
  • Designing security for Microsoft networks
  • Defensive technologies such as firewalls, intrusion detection and router security

Cyber programs offer real-world applications of classroom theory in a laboratory environment (augmented with virtual resources).


32 Credit Hours
Length: 12 months
Time length for program completion will vary depending upon the number of courses taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.

CourseTitlesCredit Hours
Total Credit Hours32
MNE 108Computer Hardware Fundamentals4
MNE 109Computer Network Fundamentals4
MNE 111Administrating Windows4
MNE 112Administrating Windows Server4
MNE 203Introduction to Linux 4
CSC 111 Introduction of Cybersecurity and Information Assurance 4
CSC 207 Cybersecurity Threats, Attacks, and Defense 4
MNE 213Computer Security Fundamentals 4

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