Cybersecurity Analyst I

Person working in cyber security.
Program statistics: 100% online, 8 weeks, 8 hours per week, $795

Cybersecurity is crucial for safeguarding systems, data, and privacy in an increasingly digital world. It plays a vital role in protecting individuals, businesses, critical infrastructure, and the overall stability of the digital ecosystem. Register today to learn high-demand occupational skills like information security and network security. These skills are sought after in various industries, including finance, insurance, manufacturing, healthcare, professional services, and technical and scientific fields.


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About This Pathway

This online, self-paced pathway is designed to transition an IT professional into a career as a cybersecurity analyst. Learners who successfully complete the Cybersecurity Analyst I and II learning pathways will be prepared to take the foundational CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst Certification exam. Upon completion of the pathway, learners will be able to:

  • Perform reconnaissance to detect active cyber threats.
  • Analyze data to respond to threats.
  • Scan for vulnerabilities that could lead to future cyber threats.
  • Develop strategies for remediation.


The learning pathway consists of four self-paced modules. Each module is designed for two weeks of learning, approximately eight hours each week.

The modules include:

  • Threat Management
  • Vulnerability Management
  • Cyber Incident Response
  • Security and Architecture Tool Sets

Ideal Learner

The ideal learner for this pathway already works in IT and is skilled in the basics of hardware, software and networking.

Cybersecurity Skills Are In Demand

Reskill and upskill to satisfy a demand for cybersecurity experts from within your own workforce. The competition for hiring skilled cybersecurity analysts is growing. Job postings for workers with these skills is predicted to grow by nearly 30 percent over the next 10 years. The growth is far from limited to the tech sector, as 90 percent of IT skills and jobs are concentrated in 10 non-tech industries.

Subject Matter Experts

The competencies in every TechEd Frontiers pathway have been created and informed by UWM’s award-winning faculty and industry experts from some of Milwaukee’s largest companies. Experts involved in the Cybersecurity Analytics I pathway include Kendrick Gardner, UWM adjunct instructor and UWM senior information security analyst; and Sam Goerke, UWM adjunct instructor and Adversarial Security Testing Engineer for Northwestern Mutual.

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