The graduate certificate in Information Systems Security teaches secure network design, development of security policies and programs, cryptography, business continuity planning, and other skills necessary to protect organizational systems from growing sophisticated attacks. This certificate program is intended for graduate students who seek to heighten their knowledge of information assurance without committing to an academic degree program.
Courseware in this online program aligns with knowledge needed for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification, the gold standard certification for international information security.
This program has specific admission requirements.
Upon successful completion of this certificate, the student will be able to:
- Compare and contrast the differences between the various network topologies (both physical and logical) and appraise the various types of Security Architecture and Design models.
- Examine the seven-layer OSI networking model and its relation to common protocol stacks and inspect the components of a packet (header, body, CRC, etc.).
- Examine the principles of network security and assess cellular architecture.
- Evaluate the process for securing current and next generation telecommunications networks.
- Examine the principles of intrusion detection and intrusion prevention.
- Differentiate between the different types of cryptographic algorithms.
Certificate Requirements (18 semester hours)
|ISSC640||Computer Networks and Data Systems||3|
|ISSC641||Telecommunications and Network Security||3|
|ISSC642||Intrusion Detection and Incident Handling||3|
|ISSC680||Information Security Management||3|
|Total Semester Hours||18|