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Micro-credential Overview

Students can earn this micro-credential by completing UCO's CMSC 4343/5343 Cyber Operations course, which introduces the core concepts and hands-on techniques used in penetration testing, vulnerability discovery and cyber operations. Students will learn about vulnerabilities – what they are, how to discover them and how to exploit them. Using this knowledge, they will practice secure system and software hardening.

What can you do with this micro-credential?

  • Describe the concepts and knowledge about vulnerabilities.
  • Gather information to discover vulnerabilities of systems and software.
  • Exploit and test the vulnerabilities of systems and software.
  • Harden systems and software against vulnerabilities.
Cyber Operations Badge

Intended Audience

  • UCO computer science students enrolled in the CMSC 4348/5343 academic course.

Instruction Method

• In person or online, synchronous sessions.


• Fall semesters.


  • Those interested must be enrolled as a student in UCO’s CMSC 4343/5343 academic course, Cyber Operations. Registration for this micro-credential is included in the course enrollment.


  • The micro-credential fee is included in the price of the CMSC 4343/5343 academic course tuition and fees.

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What is a micro-credential?

Micro-credentials provide new opportunities to demonstrate specific knowledge, skills and abilities in ways that create a more complete picture of your capabilities. Upon successful completion and verification of the micro-credential requirements, you will be issued a digital badge that can be displayed and verified online, such as on resumes or professional social media profiles. Digital micro-credentials can provide another way to demonstrate your achievement of competencies and allows you to clearly communicate your capabilities to others.