Rutgers University Announces Start Date for Cyber Academy

The Center for Innovation Education at Rutgers University announces the start date of its online Cyber Security Certificate Program beginning February 12, 2018.



NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, January 18, 2018 — The Center for Innovation Education at Rutgers University (RIE) has partnered with Socratic Arts, Inc. to announce the next start date of its intensive 24-week online Cyber Security Certificate Program beginning February 12, 2018. Development for the course was funded by the Department of Defense, and the curriculum was developed in partnership with government-selected information security experts. The program is now being offered to the public as a non-credit certificate through Rutgers RIE.

Students will gain a broad foundation of defensive and offensive cyber operations skills, including open source intelligence gathering, disk and memory forensics, network traffic analysis, exploiting websites, servers, and application software, reverse engineering, evading antivirus and intrusion detection systems, and social engineering and spearphishing.

Graduates of the Cyber Security Certificate program will:

• Solve state-of-the-art cyber operations/information security problems – Students will confront and solve difficult, authentic problems across the full range of cyber disciplines.

• Experience hands-on learning – The learn-by-doing approach is completely hands on – students will be asked to solve a progression of problems of increasing difficulty and will have access to our expert faculty to assist in completing tasks.

• Gain practical, job-ready skills and knowledge – In order to defend a network one must learn to think like an attacker, that is, to understand the techniques that sophisticated adversaries use. This curriculum was developed to understand and protect systems and networks against internal and external threats.

• Leave with a professional Cyber Operations and Information Security Portfolio – Graduates will have a portfolio of work exhibiting how they tackle real-world problems, and the offensive and defensive skills they have used to mitigate threats.

This course is offered to US citizens and green card holders only and will be limited to the first 75 accepted candidates. All applicants will be required to take a risk-free online assessment which will be evaluated by the course faculty prior to acceptance into the course.

"In keeping with Rutgers’ Center for Innovation Education mission of providing cutting edge, high demand employment curriculum, we are pleased to offer this challenging and stimulating Cyber Security course that will prepare graduates to tackle the complex challenge of protecting and securing computer networks," said Stephen Carter, Director of RIE.
Ray Bareiss, Senior Vice President of Socratic Arts, Inc. said, "Having developed this curriculum in conjunction with the Department of Defense, we looked for the right partner to offer this program, and the Rutgers Center for Innovation Education is the perfect University partner. The demand for Information Security professionals is exploding, and this program provides the skills and acumen required to succeed in this dynamic field.”

Development of the program was funded by the Department of Defense under agreement number C5-16-0023 issued by the Consortium for Command, Control, Communications, and Computer Technologies (C5).

For more information about the Rutgers’ Cyber Security certificate program, visit Online information sessions will take place at various times in January and early February with the next scheduled on January 25. Individuals can register for webinar information sessions at

About Rutgers and the Center for Innovation Education (RIE)

Rutgers is a leading national research university and New Jersey's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to providing services that help individuals and the local, national, and global communities.

The Rutgers Center for Innovation Education offers a variety of certificate and non-degree programs that can help you increase your earning potential, meet licensing and certification requirements, transition into a new career, and update your professional skills. Its mission is to provide the most current and up-to-date professional and continuing education for technologists, innovators, and entrepreneurs.

About Socratic Arts

Socratic Arts is a premier provider of performance improvement solutions. Founded and led by artificial intelligence expert and visionary Dr. Roger Schank, our team of experienced instructional design and facilitation experts has developed and delivered effective learning experiences to Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and post-secondary schools for over three decades.

For more information contact:

Name: Dennis Stoutenburgh
Phone: 214.613.0417

Name: Stephen Carter
Phone: 732.921.8294

Name: Dylan Floyd
Phone: 214.281.8574

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Source: EIN Presswire