Cybersecurity graduate badge
The School of Computing now offers three graduate-level digital badges. A digital badge, or simply "badge", recognizes your completion of a coherent and meaningful academic experience. A badge allows you to promote academic achievements online more effectively and in different venues than with a transcript.
The School of Computing's cybersecurity badge (not a degree or certificate) is designed to prepare students in the following areas:
- Analyzing risk, using a variety of risk evaluation techniques.
- Discussing legal and ethical issues related to information security.
- Securing a network against attack.
- Applying principles of ethical hacking to harden an Operating System.
- Applying tools & techniques to cyber forensic investigations & examinations.
- Describing software vulnerabilities.
Completion of a Bachelor's degree, and evidence of object-oriented programming skill is required for admission.
Why Earn a Digital Badge at Grand Valley?
- Badges document knowledge, skills, and competencies you've gained through various learning and professional development opportunities.
- Pursuing a badge, either in continuing education or while completing a degree, can enhance your education.
- Digital badges can be displayed on social media, websites, and in emails.
- Completing a badge is an opportunity for you to highlight particularly marketable and desirable skills to potential employers.
For More InformationSchool of Computing and Information Systems
Dr. Robert Adams, Ph.D.
C-2-100 Mackinac Hall
Location & Format
Classes for the program are at the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus.Format: Face To Face
The cybersecurity badge is comprised of three courses (nine credits). Classes are offered on Pew Campus in downtown Grand Rapids.
- CIS 615 - Information Security Principles
and two of:
- CIS 616 - Data Security and Privacy
- CIS 617 - Digital Forensics and Investigations
- CIS 618 - Secure Software Engineering