Certificate

Information Security

Geared for professionals looking for advanced knowledge in information security, this certificate program prepares you to become an expert in determining the costs and benefits of security operations and investments. Develop security policies and procedures that protect organizations from internal and external threats and learn to lead the planning and management efforts of safeguarding information and ensuring continuity of operations.

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
January 7
Format
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


Enhance physical, personnel, and information security


Secure a network and services


Create business continuity plans

Curriculum

Certificate of Advanced Study in Information 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 Security Management 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/smgt.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 Security


Employment levels for Information Security Analysts are expected to grow by 28% through 2026, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts.


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 Systems Administrator
Chief Information Security Officer
Information Security Analyst
Network Security Analyst
Network Administrator
Network Architect
Information Technology Specialist

Information Security Analysts Salary: National Average

$76,133
(Glassdoor)

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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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