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Cyber Security

Certificate Programs

Cybersecurity Professional Certificate course is designed to be completed in six months, with about 7 hours of study per week. 


The course is fully online and provides the skills needed for an entry-level job in cybersecurity, even if the student does not have prior experience. The course includes eight classes, and the course content builds on previous lessons, so it is recommended to take the courses in order. 


The program includes 170 hours of instruction and hundreds of practice-based assessments and activities that simulate real-world cybersecurity scenarios that are critical for success in the workplace. Upon completing the eight online courses, students will earn their equivalent  to Google Cybersecurity Professional Certificate. There is no final exam, but each course contains graded assessments that students must pass to become certified.

  • Highest-Paying Cybersecurity Jobs

            In the field of cybersecurity, certain roles offer                            lucrative salaries  due to the specialized skills and                    expertise required. Here are  some of the highest-                     paying cybersecurity jobs based on the provided search             results:

  • Information Security Manager:

         Salary Range: $150,000 to $225,000

          Responsibilities: Identifying security vulnerabilities and           implementing measures to protect information assets

  • Cyber Security Engineer:

          Salary Range: $116,000 to $208,000,

         Responsibilities: Designing and implementing secure                  network   solutions to defend against cyber threats.

  • Application Security Engineer:

          Salary Range: $146,000 to $177,000

          Responsibilities: Securing software and business                        applications used within an organization.

  • Network Security Engineer:

           Salary Range: $92,000 to $172,000.

           Responsibilities: Implementing and maintaining                         network security measures to protect against cyber                   attacks.

  • Cyber Security Analyst:

            Salary Range: $102,000 to $208,000.

            Responsibilities: Planning and executing security                      measures to safeguard infrastructure from cyber                      threats.


  • Cyber Security Scenario Designer:

            Salary Range: $135,000 to $260,000.

            Responsibilities: Creating simulated cyber attack                     scenarios to test and strengthen an organization's                     cybersecurity.

HUGHES SCHOOL of Cyber Security


School of Cybersecurity and AI

Director Dr. Albion Via Bekim Kastrati




Dr. ALBION BIKLIQI is a  Senior Cyber Security Expert, Technical Advisor, IT and Telecommunication with over 20 years of experience and work in the United Nations.


Dr ALBION BIKLIQI is a seasoned professional with extensive experience spanning over two decades in the Information Technology (IT) industry, specializing in various domains including cybersecurity, information security, data protection, IT infrastructure management, and training. Adept at providing strategic leadership and technical expertise to drive organizational success and achieve business objectives.

The cybersecurity certificate courses

vary depending on the course content and the institution offering the course. Here are some examples of the prerequisites for cybersecurity certificate courses:

  1.  Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate

  2. CompTIA Security+

  3. Certified Information Security Manager (CISM): 

  4. Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH):


Cyber Security Certificate Courses:

  1. Entry-level cybersecurity certifications: These certifications cover the basics of cybersecurity and are designed for beginners. Examples of entry-level certifications include Microsoft Certified: Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals, ISACA Cybersecurity Fundamentals, and CompTIA Security+ .

  2. Undergraduate cybersecurity certificate programs: These programs are designed for undergraduate students and cover topics such as network administration, cybersecurity foundations, and ethical hacking.

  3. Comprehensive cybersecurity programs: These programs cover a wide range of cybersecurity topics and are designed for professionals who want to gain work-ready skills in the field.

  4. Senior-level cybersecurity certifications: These certifications are designed for professionals who have advanced knowledge and skills in cybersecurity.   

                     Jobs in Cybersecurity and Their Demand :

      Cybersecurity is a rapidly growing field with a high demand for skilled professionals across various industries. Here are some of the key cybersecurity jobs and why this field is in such high demand:

                                     Cybersecurity Jobs:

  1. Information Security Analyst: Responsible for protecting sensitive information.

  2. Information Security Specialist: Develops strategies to prevent cyber attacks.

  3. Digital Forensic Examiner: Investigates and analyzes digital evidence.

  4. IT Auditor: Ensures the security of IT systems and processes

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School of Cybersecurity

Director Dr. Albion Via Bekim Kastrati

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