Implementing Technological Change Certificate

Certificate #231

Est.imated Completion Time: 12 months

POC: Program Manager

Modality: Distance Learning


Rapid technological advances, emerging capabilities, and innovations by adversaries have engaged the U.S. in an aggressive technological and cyberspace response that demands of its technological solution leaders the ability to shepherd initiatives from conception to realization. This certificate offers cyberspace and other technology professionals the opportunity to cultivate essential skillsets to spearhead policy development and drive organizational change. It will empower technological leaders with the cognitive ability to synchronize intellectual, communication, and policy skills with complex technological change.

Courses required

Course Details
Course 1 CS4926
Course 2 GB3012
Courses 3–4 Choose 2 of the following:
  • CY4410
  • CS4925
  • DA4104
  • MN4125
  • GB4015

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand policy for technology and cyberspace management
  • Translate complex technological concepts and challenges for  non-technical stakeholders
  • Effectively advocate technological developments
  • Manage organizational change to enable technological innovations
  • Use high-impact writing and speaking strategies to effectively communicate and advocate technological change

Application Information

Applications are handled by the NPS Admissions Office. Please visit the admissions website or contact them at

Tuition & Service Obligation

For information regarding tuition, please contact the NPS Tuition office at, or contact this offering’s POC at

For information regarding service obligation, please visit the Admissions Office’s Eligibility/Service Obligation page.

Other Information

Certificate classes are intended to be integrated with e.g. thesis or capstone research, or similar technical development project.

NOTE: Credit may be received for one of MN4125 or GB4015, but not both. Course 3 and Course 4 selections must be distinct.

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Academic Calendar

  •  06 Jun 2023

    Spring quarter pre-graduation awards ceremony

  •  09 Jun 2023

    Spring quarter last day of classes

  •  13 Jun 2023

    Spring quarter final examinations begin