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Undergraduate Certificate in Cyber Practitioner Preparation

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August 19, 2024

The Undergraduate Certificate in Cyber Practitioner Preparation is an academic certificate that allows you to earn a credential from a higher education institution while developing critical skills in the cybersecurity field. This certification is ideal for those who wish to grow their expertise in the areas of protective technology implementation, network analysis and vulnerability assessment. You will also be aligning yourself with excellence, as Regent was named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) for our B.S. in Cybersecurity by the National Security Agency (NSA). This certificate program integrates the curriculum and training of the NSA/DHS designated cybersecurity degree program and is taught by Regent University’s seasoned Engineering & Computer Science faculty. Designed with the needs of the 21st century student in mind, it is both online and asynchronous, allowing you to pursue it anytime, anywhere. This program integrates Regent’s multimillion-dollar cyber range for practical skill development.

Prepare yourself with this certificate by:

  • Developing skills in networking and telecommunication fundamentals through study of concepts, models, standards and protocols in the context of various facets of cybersecurity.
  • Receiving instruction on the installation, configuration and administration of Linux operations systems to maximize security for networks.
  • Gaining hands-on experience in principle implementation, threat analysis and response, and investigation of incidents in cybersecurity.

Regent University’s Undergraduate Certificate in Cyber Practitioner Preparation is for those who want to get ahead with new credentials. Whether you are seeking development in your professional career or are continuing your education, Regent’s certificate programs will give you the advantage of an education from America’s premier Christian university.

If you wish to learn more about this program, please complete the Request Information form on this page.

Hands-on exercises within Regent’s cyber range to implement basic cyber security principles. Lab exercises to reinforce key industry certification topics and live fire hand-on incident response scenarios. Requires some synchronous availability. Prerequisites: ISYS 324 Networks and Telecommunication Concepts, Comp TIA Network+ certification, or equivalent. Pass/No Pass. Cross-listed with CYBR 581.
Hands-on exercises within Regent’s cyber range to analyze threats, design/defend network environments, and respond/investigate cyber security incidents. Lab exercises include red/blue simulation exercises. Requires some synchronous availability. Prerequisites: ISYS 324 Networks and Telecommunication Concepts, Comp TIA Network+ certification, or equivalent Pass/No Pass. Cross-listed with CYBR 582.
Cyber defense practitioner skills through team collaboration and hands-on exercises within Regent’s cyber range to identify, analyze, defend and secure against emerging presented threats. Lab exercises include incident response and systems analysis exercises which include debriefs and the construction of comprehensive Incident Response reports. Requires some synchronous availability. Prerequisites: ISYS 324 Networks and Telecommunication Concepts, Comp TIA Network+ certification, or equivalent. Pass/No Pass. Cross-listed with CYBR 583.
Focuses instruction on the installation, configuration, and administration of the Linux operating system and emphasizes the use of Linux with the maximization of security in mind for a network client. Prerequisite: ISYS 204.
Students gain in-depth knowledge of networking and telecommunications fundamentals including LANs, MANs, WANs, intranets, the Internet, and the WWW. Attention to data communication and telecommunication concepts, models, standards, and protocols in the context of installation, configuration, systems integration, and management of infrastructure technologies. Prerequisites: ISYS 204 and Sophomore standing.

1. Complete Your Online Application

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office for assistance.

2. Submit Your Transcripts

Submit your unofficial college transcripts at regent.edu/items. Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email to request for Regent University to attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution. International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES-approved company.

3. Submit your Government-Issued ID

Submit a photo of your government-issued ID to regent.edu/items.

4. International Applicants

Visit the International Students Admissions page for additional admission requirements and to determine if you qualify as an international student.


Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

Full-Time Students

Undergraduate CertificateTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Advertising & Marketing$39512$4,740
Biblical Studies$39512$4,740
Business$39512$4,740
Christian Ministry$39512$4,740
Communication$39512$4,740
Computer Science$39512$4,740
Counseling$39512$4,740
Criminal Justice$39512$4,740
Cybersecurity$39512$4,740
Finance$39512$4,740
Government$39512$4,740
Healthcare Studies$39512$4,740
Human Resources$39512$4,740
Information Systems$39512$4,740
International Relations$39512$4,740
Leadership Studies$39512$4,740
Psychology$39512$4,740

Part-Time Students

Undergraduate CertificateTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Advertising & Marketing$4506$2,700
Biblical Studies$4506$2,700
Business$4506$2,700
Christian Ministry$4506$2,700
Communication$4506$2,700
Computer Science$4506$2,700
Counseling$4506$2,700
Criminal Justice$4506$2,700
Cyber Practitioner Preparation$4509$4,050
Cybersecurity$4506$2,700
Finance$4506$2,700
Government$4506$2,700
Healthcare Studies$4506$2,700
Human Resources$4506$2,700
Information Systems$4506$2,700
International Relations$4506$2,700
Leadership Studies$4506$2,700
Psychology$4506$2,700

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)
University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

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*Rates are subject to change at any time.

Note: Eligible students may use their VA benefits to cover the cost of their undergraduate certificate. Learn more about benefits and discounts for military students.

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