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Home >> 2010 - 2011 Graduate Catalog >> Programs & Courses >> Degree Programs >> Graduate Certificate in Information Security and Assurance

Graduate Certificate in Information Security and Assurance

The Graduate Certificate in Information Security and Assurance (ISA) Program is designed for IT professionals who have a bachelor's degree and have taken the Graduate Transition Certificate in Information Technology (or the equivalent through other course work) to advance their knowledge in the field of information security and assurance.

Students graduating with this program will have a strong background in fundamental principles and applications of computer security and information assurance, as well as hands-on experience with security tools commonly used in industry.

Candidates must complete the three core courses in Information Security and Assurance and one elective course for a total of 12 credits.

Required Courses (9 Hours):

IT 6823

Information Security Concepts and Administration


IT 6843

Ethical Hacking: Network Security and Penetration Testing


IT 6863

Database Security and Auditing


Elective Courses (3 Hours, choose 1 from the following list):

IT 6833

Wireless Security


IT 6853

Computer Forensics


IT 6873

Information Security Seminar