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Information Security Certificate Courses & Tuition
Graduate Certificate <br />

Graduate Certificate

Information Security

Information Security Graduate Certificate Coursework

Our Information Security Certificate program coursework is designed to help you pursue your professional goals. You can earn a standalone graduate certificate and then, if you choose, apply qualifying credit hours toward earning a master's degree.

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Required certificate courses (18 credit hours)

Principles of Information Security and Privacy

Network Security

Practices for Administration of Physical and Operations Security

Security in Systems Architecture and Applications

Disaster Recovery/Forensics and Security

IT Governance

Principles of Information Security and Privacy
SEC571 – 3 credit hours
This course provides a broad overview of security in information systems. Covered are various aspects of security in computing, including security threats and controls; basic cryptography and its applications; network intrusion detection and prevention; security administration and planning; anonymity and privacy; legal issues; protection; and ethics. Coursework also examines controls in information systems, and addresses security issues surrounding information systems and computer-generated data.
Network Security
SEC572 – 3 credit hours
This course addresses concepts and industry standards of computer networking, including the OSI Reference Model, TCP/IP and network routing concepts, and inherent risks in their use. Also addressed are digital cryptography principles and practices; major electronic email security standards; and methods by which networks may be attacked. Students use a networking software tool to build a secure network, as well as prepare to assist in incident response and management activities in the event of a network breach.
Practices for Administration of Physical and Operations Security
SEC578 – 3 credit hours
This course examines security management, management tools, and physical and operations security in an organization's environment. Security management addresses identifying information assets and developing, documenting and implementing policies, standards, procedures and guidelines for asset protection. Management tools such as data classification and risk assessment/analysis are used to identify system vulnerabilities and implement controls. Physical and operations security addresses control mechanisms and protection techniques for facility, resource and overall system operation.
Security in Systems Architecture and Applications
SEC579 – 3 credit hours
This course addresses concepts, principles, structures and standards used to design, monitor and secure operating systems, equipment, networks, databases, applications and controls that enforce various levels of availability, integrity and confidentiality. Coursework also focuses on security concepts that apply to application software development, addressing the software design and development environment and explaining software's critical role in providing information system security.
Disaster Recovery/Forensics and Security
SEC591 – 3 credit hours
This course focuses on preserving and recovering business operations in the event of outages, disasters or work force interruptions. Measures and technologies used for forensics, as well as computer crime and security investigation, are addressed.
IT Governance
SEC592 – 3 credit hours
This course introduces principles of information technology governance, focusing on IT control objectives (COBIT) and related internal controls. Coursework explores best practices for managing IT processes; meeting multiple needs of enterprise management by bridging gaps between business risks; technical issues; control needs; and performance measurement requirements. Students explore IT industry standards, and develop governance skills relating to creating and maintaining corporate information systems policy.

FINANCING OPTIONS

There are many scholarships and other financial aid options available for qualifying students that may help make your graduate education more affordable. Click one of the links below for more info.