Cybersecurity Certificate Program

Launch your career as a Cybersecurity specialist with the latest cutting-edge curriculum from upGrad in partnership with Purdue University, one of the top 10 U.S. public universities.

Source: The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2021

  • Fully Online
  • 8 Months
  • Jun 30, 2022
    Start Date
  • Overview
  • Overview
  • Tools
  • Certificate
  • Instructors
  • Syllabus
  • Benefits
  • Admission Process
  • Fees
  • Refer & Earn
  • FAQs

Program Overview

Key Highlights

  • Learn QRadar or Splunk, opening the door to more job opportunities
  • Built in crash course in Cloud (AWS) security
  • Hands-on experience in exploiting a web application through CTF events
  • Learn database security through our Capstone project
  • Learn how to choose the correct firewalls for an organization
  • Preparatory course on Python so that you can effortlessly carry out automations
  • Learn how to implement identity and access management using AWS Cognito
  • 10+ programming tools and languages
  • Build your portfolio of projects on Github
  • 24/7 student support

Security is among the 10th fastest growing fields in the IT industry and certified security professionals are in high demand.
1. 3.5 million jobs unfilled in 2021
2. Accepts professionals from all backgrounds

What are you waiting for? Contact an Admissions Counselor to learn more about how our hands-on approach to learning can help you reach your career goals!

About the Program

Receive industry mentorship, dedicated career assistance, solve real business problems, and much more.

Program Advisor/Masterclass Faculty

Dr. Tae-Hoon Kim is an Associate Professor of Computer Information Technology at Purdue University. His current research interests are data driven simulation and decision making, AR development and application, and cybersecurity education.

Dedicated Career Assistance

Whether you are looking to advance in your current organization or make a career change, you'll have access to tools and counseling sessions to support the next step in your professional journey.

Immersive Learning Experience

Learn QRadar, Splunk and Cloud (AWS) security through hands-on industry projects, helping you stand out with hiring managers.

  • Top Skills You Will Learn
    Programming Essentials [Python], Kali Linux, Scripting, Network Security, Web Application Security, Burp Suite, QRadar, Top Vulnerabilities, Symmetric and Asymmetric Cryptography, Cloud Security, CTF Events, Firewalls, SNORT.
  • Job Opportunities
    Cybersecurity Analyst, Cybersecurity Engineer, Application Security Engineer
  • Who Is This Program For?
    Entry-to-mid-level technical professionals, IT Professionals, Engineers, Analysts, Tech Support Professionals, Recent graduates wanting to kick-start a career in cybersecurity.
  • Minimum Eligibility
    High school diploma or equivalent required. Coding experience is preferred but not required. We help you all along the way with preparatory courses and on-demand TA support.

Best-in-class content by leading faculty and industry leaders in the form of videos, cases and projects

Programming Languages and Tools Covered

Cybersecurity Certificate Program

upGrad in collaboration with Purdue University

  • Earn a certificate from upGrad in collaboration with one of the top 10 U.S. public universities
  • Receive hands-on exposure to industry-relevant case studies and assignments
  • Differentiate yourself from your peers with a global recognition
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Learn from leading Cybersecurity faculty and industry leaders approved by Purdue.


Best-in-class content by leading faculty and industry leaders in the form of videos, cases and projects, assignments and live sessions
  • Introduction to Python Programming
    • 1 Week
  • Scripting in Python
    • 1 Week
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity
    • 1 Week
  • OS Fundamentals and Security
    • 2 Weeks
  • Cryptography and Encryption
    • 2 Weeks
  • Cryptographic Key Management and Digital Signatures
    • 1 Week
  • Identity Access Management
    • 1 Week
  • Cyber Security Project
    • 1 Week
  • Internet & Networking Basics
    • 1 Week
  • Introduction to Network Security and Spoofing
    • 1 Week
  • Secured Network System with Firewall
    • 1 Week
  • Packet Inspection and Attacks
    • 1 Week
  • SIEM Tool and Incident Response
    • 2 Weeks
  • Network Access Control
    • 1 Week
  • Network Security Project
    • 1 Week
  • Introduction to Application Security
    • 1 Week
  • Web-Based Application and Associated Vulnerabilities
    • 1 Week
  • Cookies and Tracking
    • 1 Week
  • Data and Database Security
    • 2 Weeks
  • Phishing and Other Attacks on Identity
    • 1 Week
  • VAPT - Optional
    • 1 Week
  • Regulation, Compliance and Risk Management
    • 1 Week
  • Project - Exploit Web Application
    • 1 Week
  • Capstone Project
    • 4 Weeks
  • 300+
    Learning Hours
  • 15+
    Live Sessions
  • 4

Industry Projects

Learn through real-life industry projects

  • Engage in collaborative projects with student–mentor interaction
  • Learn from expert mentors
  • Received personalized feedback to guide your progress
  • Cryptography Project
    Implement Zero Trust Electronic Voting (ZTEV) system
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  • Network Security Project
    Break into a vulnerable server and retrieve the hidden data
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  • Exploit Web Application
    Exploit the given web application and carry out various attacks covered in ...
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  • Capstone Project
    Solve multiple Capture The Flag (CTF) Events and various security problems l...
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The upGrad Advantage
Personalized and dedicated support to help you master cybersecurity skills.
  • Learning Support
    Industry Mentors
    • Receive unparalleled guidance from industry mentors, teaching assistants, and graders
    • Receive one-on-one feedback on submissions and personalized feedback on improvement
    Student Support
    • 24/7 student support available via email
    • For urgent queries, use the Call Back option on the platform
  • Peer Networking
    • Fun-packed, informative, and career-building sessions by industry professionals and professors
    • Group activities with your peers and alumni
    Industry Networking
    • Live sessions on various industry topics every two weeks with industry experts
    • One-on-one discussion and feedback sessions with industry mentors

Admission Process

Simple steps to complete the enrollment process:

Program Fee
USD 3,000
    Refer someone you know and receive cash reimbursements of up to $500!*

    *More details under the referral policy under Support Section

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    How You Benefit From This Program
    • Certification from upGrad in collaboration with a top U.S. university
    • Earn a certificate without leaving your job
    • Career acceleration in your current role
    • Cutting-edge curriculum approved by Purdue faculty and delivered by industry experts
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