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At University of Maryland University College, our undergraduate cybersecurity courses are designed to help you earn valuable industry certifications, which can benefit you and help you increase your marketability in the fields of cybersecurity and IT.

Computer Networks and Cybersecurity Industry-Specific Coursework

Each course within the computer networks and cybersecurity bachelor's degree program that carries the "CMIT" prefix— with the exception of the capstone course, CMIT 495—is designed to provide you with the knowledge you need to take the applicable certification exam. All of these courses may be applied to the computer networks and cybersecurity bachelor's degree. For prior year academic requirements, view the catalog archive.

Please note: Completion of a UMUC course does not guarantee that you will earn an industry certification. You will need to successfully complete an industry exam and any other applicable requirements in order to earn each certification.

Courses Designed to Prepare You for Industry Certification Exams

Industry Certification Course(s)

CompTIA A+

CMIT 202

CompTIA Network+

CMIT 265

CompTIA Security+

CMIT 320

Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

CMIT 321

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

CMIT 350

CompTIA Linux+ and LPIC-1

CMIT 391

Certified Computer Examiner (CCE)

CMIT 424

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

CMIT 425

IACIS Certified Mobile Device Examiner (ICMDE)

CMIT 440

Computer Security Incident Handler (CSIH)

CMIT 460

Cisco Certified Network Associate–Security (CCNA Security)

Please note: CCNA Security and CCNP certifications require CCNA certification as a prerequisite.

CMIT 454

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)

Please note: CCNA Security and CCNP certifications require CCNA certification as a prerequisite.

Take the following three courses to help you prepare for the listed certification:

  • CMIT 451
  • CMIT 452
  • CMIT 453

Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA): Server 2016

Please note: Server 2016 requires MCSA certification as a prerequisite.

Take the following three courses to help you prepare for the listed certification:

  • CMIT 369
  • CMIT 370
  • CMIT 371

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Cloud Platform and Infrastructure

Take the following two courses to help you prepare for the listed certification:

  • CMIT 372
  • CMIT 373

Applying an Industry Certification to Your Coursework

If you pass one of the above listed certification exams while completing the corresponding course, you may be eligible to use your certification exam score in place of a final exam. Contact your instructor before taking the certification exam to learn more about this option.

Certification Exam Discounts

Save on the cost of registration for select cyber and IT certification exams through certification exam vouchers for UMUC students. Additional opportunities, if available, will be made known to students.

CDFAE Certificates of Completion

UMUC is a designated National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE) institution and can help you earn the CDFAE Certificates of Completion listed below. These CDFAE Certificates of Completion can be exchanged for corresponding U.S. Department of Defense forensics certifications, which are required when performing forensics work for the Federal Government or Federal contractors.

How to Obtain a CDFAE Certificate

Earn the following CDFAE Certificates of Completion by completing the listed requirements:

  • Digital Media Collector: Complete CMIT 202 and CMIT 460 with a grade of C or better in each course.
  • Digital Forensic Examiner: Complete CMIT 202, CMIT 424, and CMIT 460 with a grade of C or better in each course.

In addition, you will need to complete the requirements for graduating with a Bachelor of Science in computer networks and cybersecurity and obtain employment with an applicable Federal employer or Federal contractor. Once you have met these requirements, please e-mail the Computer Information Systems and Technology (CITE) Department at cite@umuc.edu and include "CDFAE Certificate of Completion Request" in the subject line and your full name, student ID, and mailing address in the e-mail. Once the CITE Department verifies that these requirements have been met, it will issue the CDFAE Certificate of Completion.

Please read the CDFAE Certificates of Completion webpage thoroughly for additional details, including required timeframes for exchanging your Certificate of Completion.