Online Cybersecurity Training and Certification Courses

Expand your career prospects with expert-developed training from the University of Texas at Arlington, a leader in online education.


Cybersecurity Is Growing in North Texas

The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington region is primed to become a cybersecurity hub. The Metroplex already boasts one of the nation's highest-paying cybersecurity markets, and job demand is projected to grow by 33 percent over the next decade.* With an online course from UTA, you can earn cybersecurity certifications and gain the specialized skills that DFW employers need.

Why Choose UTA?

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 experts in the field and provides a proven path to certification.
Student Support
Student Support
Our helpful advisors provide guidance and resources at every stage to help you reach your goals.

Industry Certification for Career Advancement

In an industry as technical as cybersecurity, certification is a crucial measure of a candidate's knowledge. A 2019 report found that nearly six in 10 of all cybersecurity positions request at least one certification.** Increase your marketability with the help of UTA's flexible online coursework, without committing to a four-year degree. You can prepare for foundational or more advanced certifications from CompTIA™, EC-Council, Cisco, ISACA, and more, on your own schedule. No matter where you are in your career, UTA has a course that's right for you.
Entry-Level Certification Courses — Career Starters

To break into cybersecurity, you need to master fundamentals. The following courses will prepare you for certifications that are commonly requested in entry-level job postings. While security experience isn't required, you should have a basic foundation in IT before enrolling in these training courses.

Mid- to Senior-Level Certification Courses — Career Advancers

A CompTIA™ survey found that 80 percent of employers reward their staff for earning certifications with promotion, public recognition or higher pay. So when you're ready to transition from team member to team leader, there are numerous positions to pursue and certifications to get you there. Gaining any of the following certifications is an effective way to demonstrate your qualifications for a more senior role.

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Why Washington, D.C. is a Great Place to Grow Your Cybersecurity Career

Why Cybersecurity Demand Is Bigger in Dallas, Texas

As the saying goes, ‘everything is bigger in Texas,' which may be why the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington region has a great need for network security engineers and analysts. In fact, labor insight group Burning Glass Technologies estimates that over the next 10 years, cybersecurity jobs in the area will grow nearly five times faster than the national average for all occupations. The DFW metroplex is a major financial and telecommunications hub, so cybersecurity professionals are always in demand to identify, analyze, and mitigate system network threats.

Companies Hiring Cybersecurity Professionals in Dallas

Verizon Communications, Inc.

As the largest telecommunications company in the United States, it's no secret that Verizon deals with a massive amount of data. To keep this data safe, the telecom giant employs a team of cybersecurity professionals, many of whom work at the regional Irving, TX headquarters. Verizon recently doubled down on their investment in the DFW area with a new $1B campus development project.


Investment bank Citigroup is no stranger to the DFW area. With a large regional complex in the Las Colinas area of Irving, TX, Citi is one of the region's largest employers of cybersecurity professionals. While financial services corporations face cyber threats at a higher rate, groups like Citi have expanded their security infrastructure accordingly.


Global accounting firm KPMG has a heavy footprint in Dallas, with a namesake plaza in the city's Arts District. KPMG understands the risk cybercrime plays and has a division dedicated to auditing their client's vulnerability as well as their own. The company's Dallas office is home to a number of cybersecurity assessment and risk management jobs, ranging from Security Architect to Penetration Tester.

In-Demand Cybersecurity Jobs in Dallas

Cybersecurity Analyst

Cybersecurity analysts are on the frontlines of organizational cyber defense. These early career professionals monitor and identify flaws in security systems, while making recommendations for specific measures to improve security solutions. The top industries hiring security analysts in the DFW region are professional services, finance and insurance, and manufacturing.

Security Engineer

Previous experience with network security and networking technologies can translate into a position as a security engineer. Under the direction of an architect, engineers design and implement automation used to protect a digital information ecosystem. Often, these professionals are also tasked with leading responses to security incidents and mitigating future threats.

Cybersecurity Architect

Security architecture refers to the internal security policies, resources, and components of a network security system. The cybersecurity architect is the mind behind this infrastructure. This senior-level position leads a team of engineers to put their vision into practice, and often reports directly to the chief technology officer.

Vulnerability Analyst

Vulnerability analysts play a critical role discovering, assessing, reporting, and tracking an organization's security vulnerabilities. This role is ideal for professionals with a background in network administration and a mind for deconstructing systems to find their weaknesses.

Tools You Need in Your Cybersecurity Arsenal

According to IBM, more than 90 percent of today's data was created in the last two years. With a near unquantifiable amount of personal data floating around the Internet, cybersecurity professionals must evolve their skill set to protect from increasingly complex security threats. Is your cyber arsenal up to speed with today's industry needs? It's time to find out.

5 Skills That Can Transition into a Cybersecurity Career

Cybersecurity was born out of necessity — the man who invented email used his skill set to create the first antivirus software. Likewise, many cybersecurity professionals originally worked in other IT roles before switching to cybersecurity. Find out how you can turn your current technical knowledge into a cybersecurity career.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I start a course?
There are several ways you can enroll in our online training and certification prep courses. Simply fill out the contact form, call us at (855) 520-6806, 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 the University of Texas at Arlington. 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 (855) 520-6806, or start a live chat for immediate assistance.
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