Certificate Program

IT Security Specialist

Accelerate your career in IT by developing the skills needed to secure computer systems. Cybersecurity is one of the most rapidly growing fields, and you’ll be prepared to work in a variety of settings upon completion. Increase your earning potential and stand out in your field!

About the IT Security Specialist Certificate

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Course length

6 weeks

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Time commitment


hours per week

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Salary Range

$30 - $79K

(entry level)
Tuition - $2,300*

*You can pay as little as $297 per month. For full payment options and different financing plans, including interest rates from external lenders, please talk to our enrollment team.

The IT Security Specialist certificate program will provide you with the knowledge and expertise required to secure networks, identify vulnerabilities, implement risk mitigation techniques, and ensure data privacy. As cybersecurity threats continue to evolve, you’ll learn important concepts such as network security, access control, cryptography, and threat management, which you’ll use to protect the organizations you work for.

At the conclusion of this course, you’ll be prepared to take the CompTIA Security+ Exam SY0-601 to earn your national certification. Once certified, you’ll be qualified for a wide range of cybersecurity roles, including security administrator, security specialist, and security consultant.

*Credits earned in this program can be applied to Regis' BA in Cybersecurity program.


CompTIA Security+

Did you know?

The median hourly pay for IT security specialists is just under $54 an hour. With additional training, this can easily turn into a six-figure job within just a few years of working!

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Is This IT Security Specialist Certificate Right For Me? 

  • Are you passionate about protecting digital assets and maintaining the integrity of information in an increasingly interconnected world?
  • Are you interested in mastering the fundamentals of cybersecurity, from risk management to encryption, and applying them to real-world scenarios?
  • Are you a detail-oriented individual who enjoys analyzing and preventing security breaches, ensuring systems are resilient against attacks?
  • Are you looking to earn a respected industry certification that demonstrates your expertise in safeguarding against cyber risks?
  • Are you excited about contributing to the critical mission of creating a safer digital environment for individuals, organizations, and society?
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Potential Careers

Upon completing your certificate and earning your credential, you will be prepared for exciting new roles, such as:

  • Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Junior Penetration Tester
  • Network Administrator
  • Security Administrator
  • Security Consultant
  • Security Specialist
  • Systems Administrator

This Program is a Great Fit For:

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Working Adults

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Aspiring Technology Professionals

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Recent High School Graduates

Why Regis College?

For nearly 100 years, Regis College has empowered students to succeed academically, serve, and lead. Certificate programs through the Wood Lavine Division of Professional Studies offer:

  • Icon of a check mark Self-paced coursework
  • Icon of a check mark Online learning formats
  • Icon of a check mark Reputable career credentials
  • Icon of a check mark Skills for in-demand jobs
  • Icon of a check mark Specialized knowledge
  • Icon of a check mark Potential for higher salary
  • Icon of a check mark Degree completion pathways
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Funding Options Are Available

The Wood Lavine Division of Professional Studies offers affordable and flexible pay-as-you-go options to make earning a professional certificate a reality for as many students as possible. Some certificate earners may even be eligible for tuition assistance through their employer.