The cyber security certificate at UW-Parkside is the first computer science certificate, offered by an accredited four-year Wisconsin university, that meets the National Security Systems National Training standards. Parkside offers you the opportunity to attain the necessary background to secure computers, servers, and the networks that connect them.
As an enrollee, you will gain practical hands-on knowledge of the tools used to both attack and defend computers by working in a dedicated laboratory detached from the campus network.
Once you earn the certificate you will possess the knowledge to program and test secure web pages. Your skills and credential will be valuable to employers and companies dependent on secure cyber technology.
Our undergraduate program is based on ACM.IEEE internationally recognized guidelines for Computer Science. This means that our courses contain rigorous content. It also means that students can easily transfer to our program from other universities. Our undergraduate program is highly respected in the region with approximately 99% of our graduates employed in professional positions or furthering their education in graduate school.