Information Systems Security (Certificate)
Learn to navigate real-world cyber-security challenges in this certificate program, which expores setting up a secure network, securing servers, defining application security requirements, and solving hypothetical security breaches. Develop specific technical knowledge and skills and learn to place cyber security solutions within an overall enterprise context. You’ll learn how to:
- Develop and implement information security policies and procedures
- Design secure network solutions and applications
- Create strategies to establish secure operations
- Plan for business continuity
- Evaluate encryption standards and solutions
- Conduct computer forensics analysis
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.
Credits earned through this graduate certificate may apply toward a master's degree in Information and Communications Technology.
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
The graduate Certificate of Advanced Study in Information Systems Security requires completion of 24 credit hours (6 courses).
Concentration courses allow students to focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector in which they are working or wish to work, and master the skills needed to excel in that area.
- ICT 4300 - Web Enabled Information Systems
- ICT 4605 - Principles of Information Security
- ICT 4615 - Computer and Physical Security
- ICT 4845 - Network Security with Lab
Electives may be chosen from among all courses in Information And Communications Technology programs. 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.
Popular electives for students pursuing Information And Communications Technology programs include:
- ICT 4000 - ICT Business Foundations
- ICT 4005 - ICT Technical Foundations
- ICT 4100 - Principles of Project Management
- ICT 4610 - TCP/IP Networks
- ICT 4670 - Disaster Recovery & Ops Security
- ICT 4675 - Information Systems Security in Healthcare
- ICT 4680 - Principles of Cryptography
- ICT 4685 - Cloud and Internet Law
- ICT 4690 - Computer Forensics with Lab
- ICT 4695 - Application Security
- ICT 4800 - Network Communications & the Internet
Additional Elective courses available, please Design your custom plan for elective courses
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Careers in Information Systems Security Certificate
Information System Security Officer (ISSO), Cybersecurity Analyst, Information Security Analysts, Security Officer, Information Technology Specialist, Security Analyst, IT Manager, Information Assurance Officer, Strategist, Security Technology Architect.
Develop and maintain system security plans, management, training, policy interpretation, architecture, security testing, decision-making, policymaking.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, employment of information security professionals is projected to grow 18% through 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for information security specialists is expected to grow due to increased frequency of cyberattacks. The University of Denver Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science found that a significant talent gap exists in cybersecurity and by 2019 there will be 1.5 million unfilled jobs, including 12,000 in Colorado. Sectors that will have a higher demand for information security professionals include government, healthcare, and financial institutions. The U.S. News and World Report ranked information security positions #7 in “Best Technology Jobs.”
Careers In Information and Communications Technology
YOU are in high demand!
YOU are in high demand! One of the fastest growth rates among all occupations in the U.S., computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12% through 2024. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the median annual wage for computer and information technology professionals was $81,430 in May 2015, which was higher than the median annual wage of $36,200 for all occupations. Whether you choose a career at a government agency, large corporation, or small organization, ICT professionals are in high demand-particularly if you have job experience and relevant education in information and communication technology under your belt.
ICT makes the grade.
The best jobs are in IT, according to U.S. News and World Report. From Information Technology Manager to Database Administrator, Software Developer to Web Developer, these jobs crack the top 10 careers on the U.S. News and World Report list of top 100 best jobs, as there is an explosive demand in the IT field. A master's degree is preferred for most positions, according to U.S. News and World Report, which also predicts that a focus on mobile application development will help professionals beat the competition.
Where are they now?
Alumni from University College who graduated with a master's degree in information and communication technology hold job titles such as Systems Administrator, Project Manager, Network Engineer, Managing Consultant, Network Architect, Lead IT Analyst, Data Engineer, and CEO in companies and organizations such as Pratt & Whitney, Ironware Technologies, iBoss Security, PayPal, Parsons Brinkerhoff, Vanguard Communication, CenturyLink, Advanced Program Group, Level 3, Verizon Wireless, IBM, IntelliDyne, Cisco Systems, Chevron, Time Warner, Harland Financial Solutions, and the United States Air Force.
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