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Undergraduate Certificate in IT Infrastructure Security, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
Online
This certificate focuses on assessing, mitigating, and managing security risks in IT infrastructures. Any undergraduate student, regardless of major, may enroll in the Certificate in Infrastructure Security. 
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Overview

This Certificate prepares the adult learner to seek entry-level career positions such as: Network Security Analyst, Network Security Manager, Network Security Assessor.

This certificate focuses on assessing, mitigating, and managing security risks in IT infrastructures. Any undergraduate student, regardless of major, may enroll in the Certificate in Infrastructure Security. 

This Certificate prepares the adult learner to seek entry-level career positions such as: Network Security Analyst, Network Security Manager, Network Security Assessor, and Network Security Designer.

Program graduates will know how to design secure networks, develop risk mitigation plans, perform intrusion detection, and design secure networks.
  • Appraise the impact of operating system and network security on Information Technology Management and global e-commerce.
  • Establish the need for a reference model and examine the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) and the Transmission Control Protocol/ Internet Packet (TCP/IP) reference models.
  • Discuss the technical risks, performance factors, and security issues related to operating system and network security on e-commerce, information technology management, and global e-commerce.
  • Examine the principles that enable viruses, worms, and Trojan horses to propagate and proliferate throughout the system.
  • Differentiate between active and passive intrusion detection and examine the scope and procedures for implementing border and firewall security.
  • Appraise the process for assessing network and application security and analyze the corresponding risk mitigation strategies and techniques.
  • Assess the configuration, functionality, and risks of filtering and evaluate security systems such as firewalls, border routers, switches, and intrusion detection systems.

Accreditation

American Public University is part of the American Public University System (APUS), which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The HLC accredits degree-granting institutions located in a 19-state region, and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (ED), and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date

    First Monday of every month

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      3 years: total time allowed to complete

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Local Area Network Technologies
  • Operating Systems: Hardening and Security
  • IT Security: Attack and Defense
  • IT Security: Risk Management
  • Computer and Network Security
  • IT Security: Countermeasures

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    520

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General Requirements

  • Our university welcomes international applicants from many countries around the world. We are an online university and students are not required to enter the U.S. Therefore, we do not issue I-20 or DS-2019 forms for the F-1 or J-1 student visas.
  • In addition to the admission requirements for undergraduate or graduate study, we may require additional documents related to residency, 
  • English proficiency, and educational background. Our institution maintains the right to require this documentation when needed.

Getting a Student Visa

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    270 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 270 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    270 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 270 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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  • Tuition Rates Per Credit Hour
  • Admission and registration $0

Funding

International applicants are required to pay each course in full using a U.S. credit card or money order. The Automatic Debit Plan (ADP) payment option is available when used with a credit card drawn from a U.S. institution.
Suggestions for international students seeking financial assistance to fund their studies at APUS:

  • Contact their Ministry of Education – explore scholarship, grants or loan possibilities
  • Contact private lenders – companies or banks
  • Seek sponsorship from a personal investor

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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