Cyber Defense Analyst Pathway

Augusta University

About This Program

AU CyberSkills2Work is geared towards transitioning military members and can be completed in three semesters, although course offerings for the summer semester are limited. All courses are offered in person, with most also being available online. Participants receive assistance with résumés, interviews, and job placement from the Augusta University Career Services. This program is offered at no cost to selected participants.

About This Pathway

The Cyber Defense Analyst Pathway is designed to prepare participants for a cyber defense analyst work role where they can use defensive measures and information collected from a variety of sources to identify, analyze, and report events that occur or might occur within the network to protect information, information systems, and networks from threats. Participants will also learn how to evaluate and implement security protocols and practices within their organization. Pathway graduates might also perform job duties as a computer network defense (CND) analyst; cybersecurity analyst; incident analyst; network defense technician; network security engineer; security analyst; security operator; sensor analyst; senior network security engineer; or focused operations security analyst.

  • Free
Target Work Role(s)
  • Cyber Defense Analyst
  • Entry Level
Delivery Format
  • Hybrid (Online and Face-to-Face)
Start Date
  • Aug. 11, 2021
End Date
  • July 28, 2023
Duration (in weeks)
  • None weeks
Industry Certifications Included
Digital Badges Awarded
  • AU-0001 - Principles of Computer Programming I
  • AU-0002 - Principles of Scripting and Automation
  • AU-0003 - Introduction to Networking and Cyber Security
  • AU-0004 - Ethics in Computer Science
  • AU-0008 - Cyber Network Defense and Countermeasures
  • AU-0005 - Operating System Concepts and Administration
  • AU-0007 - Introduction to Defensive Cyber Operations
  • AU-0009 - Digital Forensics
  • AU-0006 - TCP/IP Protocol Analysis

Prospective students must already have an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited university with a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Must be a veteran, transitioning service member, or first responder.
  • Must have at least a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent. (School transcripts of the highest level of education completed are required.)
  • Must have some IT or cybersecurity experience.