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Undergraduate Certificate in Information Systems Security Essentials

American Public University

12 months
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Security threats increase in number and severity at a faster rate than qualified security professionals can fill-in the necessary gap. Qualified security professionals are in dire need even in a troubled economy, as businesses prioritize their budget spending to invest in a secure business environment.The Undergraduate Certificate in Information Systems Security Essentials is offered by the American Public University.

Overview

An undergraduate student, regardless of field of study, may enroll in the Certificate of Information Systems Security Essentials. This certificate prepares an IT professional to seek entry-level career positions in administration, development, and integration, such as: Information Security Analyst, Information Security Technician, and Computer Security Administrator. The Undergraduate Certificate in Information Systems Security Essentials is offered by the American Public University.

Program graduates will know how to design secure networks, develop security procedures, administer security policies, apply cryptography, and create IT security plans.

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Evaluate information security strategies, architectures and plans to counteract intruders in an information system.
  • Appraise national and federal laws, policies, and guidance related to information assurance; also develop an awareness of the social, psychological, ethical, and legal policies and requirements in the field of information assurance.
  • Examine and profile the various types of security attacks and exploits; also appraise various security technologies, such as: packet filtering, Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), proxy technology,
  • Network Address Translation (NAT), Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) authentication, and encryption.
  • Analyze the concept and the functionality of firewalls, routers, Virtual Private Networks (VPN), and Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS).
  • Appraise the role of security assessments, penetration testing, and security plans in establishing network security; also evaluate the components of a network security assessment methodology.
  • Investigate methods to mitigate risk by minimizing the exposure of information to hackers, and the techniques hackers use to avoid detection and to cover their electronic footprints.
  • Develop an assessment methodology that identifies, attacks, and penetrates IP based network systems.
  • Define public key cryptography, the purpose of digital certificates, and risk analysis & explain ways to securely manage operations.

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).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Information Assurance
  • IT Security: Attack and Defense
  • IT Security: Risk Management
  • Computer and Network Security
  • Information Security
  • IT Security: Countermeasures

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants self-certify on their admissions application that they have received the equivalent of a U.S. high school diploma.
  • You have the option to undergo a Transfer Credit Evaluation (TCE), but it is not a requirement. We may request official transcripts from CHEA or AUCC accredited institutions via the TCE process. 
  • Students that earned their college credit at a non-CHEA or non-AUCC accredited institution must have a course-by-course evaluation for U.S. equivalency conducted by an APUS-approved agency for the TCE

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    285 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 285 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    285 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 285 USD per credit during 12 months.

Funding

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