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.

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
January 4
Format
Evening or Online
Term Length
10 Weeks
Admission
No GRE or GMAT
4 Course Certificate
Tuition
$11,680
Time
As few as 6 months
6 Course Certificate
Tuition
$17,520
Time
As few as 12 months
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Free Application


University College is committed to educational access, and given the difficult circumstances currently impacting millions of people, we are waiving application fees.

Skills You'll Learn


Create and adhere to information security policies and procedures


Secure networks and servers


Plan for business continuity

Curriculum

Specialized Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Security requires completion of 16 credit hours (4 courses).

All students are required to complete a zero-credit Student Success Course.

4
Concentration Courses

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.

Time to Completion
Year 1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
4-Course Certificate Classes 2 2 0 0
6-Course Certificate Classes 3 3 0 0

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We know how important it is to get started when you're ready and that's why you can enroll in a course before you officially apply.

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 & Associations

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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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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 its Project Management courses to parallel the Project Management Institute's (PMI®) "Project Management Body of Knowledge" (PMBOK® Guide).

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National Center of Academic Excellence

The National Security Agency (NSA) CAE Program Office manages the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity programs. The University of Denver is designated a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) through 2020.

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