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Introduction to Cybersecurity

Searight PACE Program

Introduction to Cybersecurity

PACE 704 – Introduction to Cybersecurity (Beginner’s) Certificate

If you’re interested in the world of cybersecurity, this course is the perfect introduction. 

While there are tons of resources on cybersecurity for technically savvy people, it’s hard to find a good basic course. That’s where this class comes in. The instructor will explain the basics of computers, networking, security, and privacy—in plain language, using simple analogies—and then introduce you to how security works  at home and at work. There will be optional reading and activities using the recommended textbook.

Students and professionals who complete this program:

Students and professionals who complete this program:

  • will learn to improve their Cybersecurity skills
  • gain a better understanding of threat detection
  • learn new techniques for combating system threats
  • and more.

Students who complete all GWU cybersecurity courses will be prepared for entry-level jobs in cybersecurity.  Businesses are actively seeking cybersecurity professionals – including Google, AT&T, Amazon, Verizon, Banks, and Governments, to name just a few.

Course Details

Course Name: PACE 704 – Cybersecurity 1 Certificate

Professor: TBD

Class Start Dates:

  • August 18
  • September 15
  • October 13
  • November 10
  • New Classes Start Monthly

Class Times:

  • All classes start Thursday @ 6 p.m.


  • $150

What to Expect:

Students will attend three in-person sessions on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, at 6:00 p.m.  Additionally, students can expect to complete online learning and research. The course is designed to be completed in one week. 

The in-person sessions are located at Gardner-Webb University’s Charlotte Campus.

Gardner-Webb University
The Charlotte Center
8030 Arrowridge Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28273

At Gardner-Webb University, our programs are never one size fits all. Communicate with your personal program advisor to discover just how affordable, flexible, and easy it can be to attain your certification. Ignite Your Future; let’s get started today.