Cybersecurity Online Training Courses

Start or grow your career with IT certification training from the University of Georgia, one of only 71 institutions in the U.S. designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research.


Gain the Skills Companies Demand

There is a critical shortage of cybersecurity talent, but demand alone won't land you the job. Employers want proof you possess the skills and qualifications needed to protect their critical data and infrastructure. In fact, ISACA reported that nearly 70 percent of hiring enterprises require a security certification for open cybersecurity positions. University of Georgia's online courses help you build the knowledge to pass industry-recognized certification exams and take the next step in your career.

Why Choose University of Georgia?

Flexible and Convenient
Flexible and Convenient
Learn anywhere, on any device, on your schedule. All courses are open enrollment and fully online.
Commitment to quality
Commitment to Quality
Our curriculum is created by industry experts and provides a proven path to certification.
Student Support
Student Support
We'll help you seamlessly move from selecting your course to sitting for your certification exam with confidence.

Certifications for Every Career Level

Whether you're already working in cybersecurity or new to the field, getting certified gives you a competitive edge. A CompTIA survey found that over 90 percent of employers agree IT certifications validate your knowledge and increase the likelihood of getting hired or promoted. No matter your goals, our online training courses prepare you for the industry's most-requested certifications, from CompTIA, (ISC)² to EC-Council, and more. Discover which course is right for you.
Entry-Level Certification Courses — Career Starters

Ready to launch your cybersecurity career? These baseline certifications serve as starting points to a range of entry-level cybersecurity jobs. While security-specific work experience is not a prerequisite, you should have a solid foundation in IT before you begin these training courses. The average entry-level cybersecurity salary in Atlanta, Georgia is $85,000. (Burning Glass Technologies, 2019).

Mid- to Senior-Level Certification Courses — Career Advancers

These advanced certification courses are designed for professionals with at least three years' work experience in cybersecurity. Whether you're eyeing a management position, diversifying your skill set, or pivoting to a new specialty, these credentials will springboard your career to the next level. For a security professional with 3-5 years' experience, the average cybersecurity salary in Atlanta, Georgia is $92,000 (Burning Glass Technologies, 2019).

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Why Georgia is a Great Place to Grow Your Cybersecurity Career

Georgia: One of the Nation's Fastest Growing Cybersecurity Job Markets

As one of the country's elite cybersecurity hubs, Georgia ranks third in the nation for information security with an annual revenue exceeding $4.7 billion. Over 115 cybersecurity companies call the state home, including Dell SecureWorks, Pindrop, NexDefense and Ionic Security, all which are headquartered in Atlanta. From the Army Cyber Command at Fort Gordon to booming financial, healthcare, and hi-tech industries in Atlanta, the number of new cybersecurity jobs is growing daily across the public and private sector.

Companies Hiring Cybersecurity Professionals in Atlanta

Dell SecureWorks, Inc.

Dell SecureWorks provides information security solutions to help companies of all sizes keep their IT assets and infrastructure safe. Headquartered in Atlanta, this industry leader in threat research and countermeasure development is hiring for roles like risk consultants, analysts and security architects.


IBM is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with corporate offices in the Atlanta metro region. In 2018, they were among Atlanta's top employers of cybersecurity professionals. Joining IBM Security means partnering with Fortune 100 clients to deliver security solutions, from advisory consulting to incident response design.

SunTrust Banks, Inc.

Based in Atlanta, SunTrust Banks is one the country's largest financial services companies. They had more cybersecurity job openings in 2018 than any other employer in the Atlanta metro area. Opportunities range from entry-level threat analysts to senior security consultants.


In-Demand Cybersecurity Jobs in Atlanta

Cybersecurity Analyst

Cybersecurity analysts think like detectives to identify vulnerabilities and protect against cyber threats and attacks. These professionals design, implement, test, and measure security systems and monitor actions across multiple platforms.

Cybersecurity Engineer

Sometimes called architects, cybersecurity engineers build new security systems and update existing systems. They are responsible for designing network-wide firewalls and responding to any changes in these networks to prevent cyber threats and attacks.

Penetration Tester

Often called ethical hackers, penetration testers find and exploit computer systems, networks or applications in the same manner as an attacker. They do this to identify vulnerabilities and determine how to protect against malicious threats.

Cybersecurity Administrator/Manager

This senior-level role is charged with designing and implementing an organization's security systems and protocols. They utilize their detailed knowledge of their network's security threats and vulnerabilities to lead a team of skilled security practitioners.

Cybersecurity Trends in Atlanta

Forbes named Atlanta among the "7 cities that could become the world's cybersecurity capital." Find out why this innovative city has garnered a global reputation as an industry trendsetter.

Atlanta Industries in Need of Cybersecurity Professionals

From startups to global corporations, organizations across the board are increasing their security budgets, including some sectors that might surprise you. If you're exploring new job opportunities in Atlanta, be sure to consider these industries.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I start a course?
There are several ways you can enroll in our online certification prep courses. Simply fill out the contact form, call us at (706) 948-6596, or start a live chat for immediate assistance. If you do not see the certification you wish to prepare for, or have questions about a course, our Enrollment representatives are available to help.
Can international students register?
Yes, our courses are completely online. However, not all certifying bodies or certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations and industry-specific requirements prior to enrolling in one of our courses.
When can I start this course?
Our courses are open enrollment, so you can register and begin at your convenience. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
How long does it take to complete a course?
Depending on the course, you will have 6-12 months to finish after you register. The time allotted for completion is calculated based on several factors, including course hours, content, and objectives.
What if I do not complete a course within the time frame provided?
If you are unable to complete the course, we can help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee will be charged. If you are funded through a third-party organization, approval may also be required.
What kind of support will I receive?
The course instructor will be available by email to answer your questions and to provide feedback on your performance. Occasionally, your course may be supported by a team of industry experts.
What happens when I complete a course?
Upon successfully passing the course, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from University of Georgia. In many cases, you will receive a prepaid voucher to take the certification exam you prepared for.
Can I get financial assistance?
Our courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA, and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards may provide funding to take our courses. Additionally, you may qualify for financial assistance if you meet certain requirements. To determine your financing options, please contact us by phone at (706) 948-6596, or start a live chat for immediate assistance.
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