Market Demand for an Information Technology Security Certificate Program

Summary

This report examines the national market demand for Certified Information Systems Security Professionals® (CISSP) certified individuals. The report outlines the structure, curricular components, payment partnerships, and enrollment trends for information security technology security certificates at academic institutions and boot camps.

Key observations from our research

1. Increased national demand for information technology (IT) security professionals confirms an opportunity for program administrators at the member institution to develop an IT security certificate.

2. Develop an online IT security certificate program to meet national demand, and consider providing face-to-face courses for regional students.

3. Emphasize the applied skills students will obtain with an IT security certificate to attract enrollments from working professionals.

4. Encourage students to seek funding from employers to pay for the IT security certificate program.

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