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Which Online Unitveristy for Cyber should I choose ?

Hello fellows,

I have decided to get a bachelor's into Cybersecuirty, but I've been confusing with three (3) online universities which one of them has strong curriculum for Cyber, so I listed links of the three universities hereunder and I am looking for expertise or for anyone who has IT background to do quick review and advise me which one shall I choose

** If anyone has a suggestion or advice for other university better than my list, enlighten me plz""


1- Champlain College
(https://www.champlain.edu/online/bachelors-degrees/bs-cyber-security-degree/courses)
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2- Kennesaw state University
(https://learnonline.kennesaw.edu/undergraduate-programs/emajor/bs_cybersecurity.php)
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3- Southern New Hampshire University
(https://www.snhu.edu/online-degrees/bachelors/cyber-security)

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Thank you comment icon I would look at WGU, (Western Governor University has or helps you get certified which is what employers are really looking for over education), or Colorado Technical University, (they are pricey and last checked did not have certifications as part of the course.) Charles Aubian

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Dennis’s Answer

As someone who took a non-traditional route into Cyber - Sure there is an advantage to getting a bachelors or formal education in a subject that is applicable, but most times these educations for are ideal training that doesn't make a ton of sense until you get to practicing security.

I'll use my own experience as an example - I got a degree in Mechanical Engineering and then graduated and got started in cyber, because I thought it was super cool to learn how to hack, break, and rebuild systems. When I got started I realized I needed a deep knowledge of IT (things like windows machines, linux boxes, scripting, tooling, open source, etc etc) in order to really understand how to break the thing, you have to know how the thing works.

It lead me into a field that I honestly wasn't expecting within cybersecurity - Product management - My engineering degree serves me well and taught me critical thinking, solving problems nobody has seen before in novel ways, and thinking pragmatically at different deep vs high levels about a problem before diving in researching options, solutions, and expertise folks need.

From the folks I work with day-in and day-out that are in this field - It's great to get a CS degree or a business IT degree - take certs that are applicable to what you like and what you want to do, and then navigate as your career develops into what you like.

Dennis recommends the following next steps:

Get a CS degree - learn to code, get foundation around learning to solve problems and teaching yourself things
If you enjoy your security classes, or the certs you take during your junior/senior years - keep at it and get a job in that area (there's no shortage)
get a entry level job and assuming you're still interested, push towards application security or cybersecurity fields and take as many certs as you can to market your skills/capabilities.
Get the cyber job you want, assuming you've learned you still have a majorly strong interest.
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Aba’s Answer

Hello University of Maryland Global Campus (UMUGC) is really popular among Cyber professionals in the DC Metro area, a Cybersecurity Hub. You might want to include them in your list and research them. https://www.umgc.edu/academic-programs/bachelors-degrees/computer-networks-and-cyber-security-major.cfm

Good Luck!
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E’s Answer

Nothing beats a solid foundation in computer science, as this will prepare you for success in information security well beyond your graduation.
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S’s Answer

Boston University's Metropolitan College has a good cybersecurity program. The technology they use for online courses is very good.
https://www.bu.edu/met/
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Tina’s Answer

My recommendation is to look for institutions that have received designations from the NSA (National Security Agency) or DHS (Department of Homeland Security). This schools offer rigorous degree programs in information security as well as providing the educational and research skills necessary in supporting the information security professional with the foundation and skills needed to protect against the constantly changing threat landscape.
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Michael’s Answer

I am going to Western Governors University online since the certifications are included with tuition. You can also complete a class as fast or take your time with it so you are in control of your graduation date also. Tuition is affordable also. Worth checking into.

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