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MSSA program prerequisites

Explore MSSA learning paths with custom LinkedIn Learning paths while deciding on your focus area. Once you’ve selected your focus area, earn your LinkedIn Learning certificate of achievement and submit before the materials cutoff date.

MSSA LinkedIn Learning paths

Learn foundational concepts using LinkedIn Learning paths designed for the MSSA program.

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What are MSSA LinkedIn Learning paths?

MSSA applicants complete a prerequisite learning path aligning to their chosen MSSA learning path.

Each MSSA LinkedIn Learning path teaches core technical skills and knowledge required before starting the program. MSSA LinkedIn Learning paths are designed to prepare applicants for the courses taught in the MSSA program and to ensure applicants have the required baseline skills before starting the program.

LinkedIn Premium is required to access LinkedIn Learning paths.

Service members and veterans can register for a free 1-year, LinkedIn premium subscription.


Minimum experience requirements

Cybersecurity Operations

Minimum experience for CSO applicants

CSO applicants must have 2+ years of experience in cybersecurity, INCLUDING experience in BOTH networking and server operating systems. This requirement supports candidates’ competitiveness for cybersecurity roles following program completion.

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Hardware and software requirements

Learn about the minimum system setup you’ll need to be successful in MSSA.

Access the MSSA system requirements guide