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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn about the cybersecurity program

Career development

  • How important is cybersecurity?

    Cybersecurity is critical for businesses and organizations of all types. Having a cybersecurity team in place is one of the best ways businesses can practice good risk management and prevent serious breaches. Companies are investing resources in hiring cybersecurity professionals, who must have a verified knowledge base and specific skills.

  • Are cybersecurity jobs in demand?

    Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing fields with job opportunities expected to grow 32% by 2028, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employers who partner with WMU cite cybersecurity as an area with a shortage of qualified professionals, where employees are needed.

  • There are many areas of cybersecurity, am I expected to be an expert in all of them?

    The cybersecurity degree gives you a diversified knowledge base in cybersecurity. You will have working skills in many key areas that organizations are looking for when hiring new employees. Real-world business projects will help you practice your ability to apply different frameworks and generate solutions. Opportunities for certifications, internships and externships will help you become more advanced in the field, and you will be able to add immediate value to an organization upon graduation.

  • What cybersecurity certificates are best?

    There are many cybersecurity certificates that you can earn. The WMU cybersecurity program prepares you for the CompTIA Network+ and Security+ certification exams, which are two certifications employers seek in their entry-level positions. Additional certification opportunities will also be available.

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