Cyber Security Certificates for the First Line of Defense

Mitigate cyber threats and advance in a fast-paced field with a real-world-ready cyber security certificate from San Diego State University’s Cyber Tech Academy.

Cyber Security Training for the Future

Cyber threats, ransomware attacks, data breaches and network vulnerabilities undermine the virtual presence of every organization and individual, and in the midst of an estimated 3.5 million unfilled cyber security jobs globally by 2025*, we need a new generation of cyber security experts.

Gain the applied and agile cyber security training to make an immediate impact through San Diego State University’s Cyber Tech Academy. Designed and taught by practitioners for emerging and advanced cyber professionals, the Cyber Tech Academy, in affiliation with the Graduate Program in Homeland Security, offers a suite of certificates with the immersive training and industry mentorship you need to solve security challenges.

*Cybersecurity Ventures, 2021

Cyber Security at a Glance



Projected number of unfilled cyber security jobs globally by 2025 (Cybersecurity Ventures, 2021)



Projected employment growth for information security analysts by 2030 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2021)



Estimated annual global cost of cybercrime by 2025 (Cybersecurity Ventures, 2021)


As a leading public research institution, we focus on the future. At San Diego State University, you will learn to translate theory into action to solve problems beyond the bounds of the classroom. Through teaching, research, and enriching experiences, SDSU will empower you to create a more equitable, compassionate, and prosperous world.

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Key Dates and Deadlines

You don’t have to wait to advance your cyber security skills. Our self-directed cyber security certificates offer you the opportunity to start classes on your own timeline. 

The Cyber Tech Academy gives students the ability to enroll and complete certificates at any time, with rolling enrollment available.


Want to experience hands-on cyber security training while gaming? Cyber Tech Academy certificate students are eligible to receive a free license to play World of Haiku,* an interactive, one-of-a-kind online game that teaches critical cyber security and ethical hacking skills. Gain resume-building skills that show potential employers your progress in this area. Regardless of your know-how, you’ll expand your knowledge and skills with fundamental cyber security tools necessary for today’s rapidly growing cyber industry.

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Bachelor’s degree or work equivalent required.
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