Information Security and Assurance (Certificate)

Take graduate-level courses to earn the Certificate in Information Security and Assurance, and increase your computer skills while opening new career possibilities.

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Information security, privacy, and information assurance are of prime importance in modern computer systems where data can be accessed from nearly everywhere. Delve into the aspects of security and assurance in modern e-commerce applications with a Certificate in Information Security and Assurance.

The United States government's Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation Program has certified the computer science department's courses as meeting the national training standards for Information Systems Security Professionals (NSTISSI 4011) and Systems Certifiers (NSTISSI 4015). These standards describe course content for studying telecommunications security and automated information systems security.

Topics covered in the program include information security, advanced database organization, cryptography, and system and network security.

Coursework from the certificate program may be applied toward a Master of Computer Science degree. Admission to a master’s program is not guaranteed upon completion of the certificate program.

Program Overview

Delve into aspects of security and assurance in modern e-commerce applications. The U.S. government's Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation Program has certified the courses as meeting national training standards for Information Systems Security Professionals (NSTISSI 4011) and Systems Certifiers (NSTISSI 4015).

Career Opportunities

By earning a Certificate in Information Security and Assurance you are building upon your computer skills while also increasing your chance for employment.

  • Risk management specialist
  • Information security analyst
  • Information systems manager
  • Computer systems administrator

Complete nine credit hours of coursework to earn the Certificate in Information Security and Assurance.

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Admission to a graduate certificate program is limited to students who qualify as non-degree graduate students who hold a bachelor's degree with a GPA of 2.5/4.0 or higher.

A GRE score is not required.

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