CERT Applied Data Science for Cybersecurity Professional Certificate
Software is a crucial and growing part of the organizational security, cybersecurity, and the national security mission. The Defense Science Board (DSB) Task Force on the Design and Acquisition of Software for Defense Systems has recognized the importance of the software factory concept and the need to elevate the knowledge and skill of the defense acquisition workforce to effectively evaluate source selection and to elevate software development expertise internally. Machine Learning is an important component of a broad range of defense systems, including autonomous systems complicating the challenges of software acquisition. The defense acquisition workforce needs to increase capability in using data science, specifically emphasizing cybersecurity to accomplish the goals set forth by the DSB.
Through this Professional Certificate program, the CERT machine learning research scientists and cybersecurity experts at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) share their expertise in a suite of courses teaching ML and AI techniques and best practices for the analysis of cybersecurity data using the tools of data science.
Benefits of the CERT Applied Data Science for Cybersecurity Professional Certificate
This professional certificate program introduces foundational concepts of statistical analysis as a precursor to analyzing data for cybersecurity. SEI instructors teach concepts and techniques to apply data analysis in the context of NetFlow, malware, and digital forensics data. Additionally, students have opportunities to apply what they learned in specifically designed exercises. The curriculum concludes with an examination assessing the student’s comprehension of the material taught.
After completing the certificate, students may choose to be listed on the SEI website as an SEI Certificate Holder.
Who Should Get This Credential?
Analysts with a particular interest in data science and cybersecurity, but limited experience with both concepts.
Candidates should have:
- Fundamental knowledge of descriptive statistics
- Working knowledge of a programming language, preferably Python or R.
- Working knowledge of calculus and linear algebra is helpful
Term and Renewal
The CERT Applied Data Science for Cybersecurity Professional Certificate does not expire.
Summary of Fees
Participants pay fees for courses and the examination; there is no additional fee for the certificate.
eLearning package: $1,900.00
Organizations considering this training for a group of participants can take advantage of eLearning group discounts. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +1 412-268-1817 for details.
How to Earn the Certificate
To earn this certificate, complete the following courses within 2 years:
To request your SEI Professional Certificate, contact email@example.com and identify the certificate program you have completed. After we verify your credentials, we email your certificate within four business days.
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Training courses provided by the SEI are not academic courses for academic credit toward a degree. Any certificates provided are evidence of the completion of the courses and are not official academic credentials. For more information about SEI training courses, see Registration Terms and Conditions and Confidentiality of Course Records.