Certificate

Information Systems Security

Learn to navigate real-world cybersecurity challenges and learn how to set up a secure network, secure servers, define application security requirements, and solve hypothetical security breaches. You’ll develop specific technical knowledge skills and learn to place cybersecurity solutions within an overall enterprise context. The curriculum aligns with the Common Body of Knowledge for CISSP certification. and learn to place cyber security solutions within an overall enterprise context.

The certificate curriculum aligns with the Common Body of Knowledge for CISSP certification developed by the International Information Systems Security Certifications Consortium (ISC)². In addition, the certificate was developed in collaboration with the Colorado Springs and Denver chapters of the Information Security Systems Association (ISSA), and the courses have been mapped to the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) standards. The University of Denver has been designated by NSA/DHS as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Education.

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
January 7
Format
Evening or Online
Term Length
10 Weeks
Admission
No GRE or GMAT
6 Course Certificate
Tuition
$16,464
Time
As few as 12 months
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Skills You'll Learn


Create and adhere to information security policies and procedures


Secure networks and servers


Plan for business continuity

Curriculum

Certificate of Advanced Study in Information Systems Security requires completion of 24 credit hours (6 courses)

4
Concentration Courses
2
Elective Courses

Electives may be chosen from among all courses in the Information and Communications Technology program. You may also select courses from other University College graduate programs with approval from the academic director.

Your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals, and your advisor will obtain any necessary approvals from the academic director.

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program, please visit our website at http://www.du.edu/learn/certificates/disclosure/ict.html

Sample Schedule

Finish a graduate certificate in as few as six months or take up to a year. Choose your time to completion to get a better sense of what your schedule will look like during your certificate program. Note this sample schedule is for the six-course Certificate of Advanced Study.

Time to Completion
Year 1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Classes 3 3 0 0

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Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of Information Systems Security


Employment of information security analysts is predicted to grow 28% through 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Demand for cybersecurity professionals is expected to be high due to the rise of cyberattacks. Industries with the most need include finance, government, and healthcare.


U.S. News and World Report ranked information security analyst #2 on their “Best Technology Jobs” list due to factors such as salary and job growth.

Job Titles

Information System Security Officer (ISSO)
Cybersecurity Analyst
Information Security Analyst
Security Officer
Information Technology Specialist
Security Analyst
Information Assurance Officer
Security Technology Architect

Information Security Analyst Salary: National Average

$95,610
(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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Flexible Online Classes

Flexible Online Classes

We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.

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Accreditation

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Higher Learning Commission

University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.

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CNSS Accreditation

The curriculum aligns with the Common Body of Knowledge for CISSP certification developed by the International Information Systems Security Certifications Consortium (ISC)². In addition, the concentration was developed in collaboration with the Colorado Springs and Denver chapters of the Information Security Systems Association (ISSA), and the courses have been mapped to the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) standards. The University of Denver has been designated by NSA/DHS as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Education.

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Colorado Technology Association

The Colorado Technology Association represents technology leaders, professionals, companies, IT departments, government and legislative leaders, and industry advisors. CTA provides members with community, insight, connections and advocacy. Our industry development work spans public policy to education to leadership.

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Project Management Institute

As a Registered Education Provider, University College has designed it's Project Management courses to parallel the Project Management Institute's (PMI*) "Project Management Body of Knowledge" (PMBOK* Guide).

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Communications Technology Professionals

CTP is a non-profit, communications technology organization that focuses on promoting growth, innovation and leadership of communications companies and individuals in Colorado.

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