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  • Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules.

    Sep 17

    Online Start Date
    Sep 17, 2014

    Nov 05

    Online Start Date
    Nov 05, 2014

    Dec 17

    Online Start Date
    Dec 17, 2014

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    Certificate Requirements

    IT 540: MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION SECURITY (4 Credits)

    IT professionals must focus on a wide range of security-related issues and develop security systems that address constantly changing threats. This course takes the approach that security components and business functions work in tandem. Topics like asset identification, human factors, compliance with regulations, personnel security, risk assessment, and ethical considerations are covered, as well as computer and network security tools and methods.

    Prerequisites Required:

    IT  530

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 16
    Total Program Credits: 16

    IT 541: COMPUTER AND NETWORK SECURITY (4 Credits)

    In today's world, protection of data is serious business. This course explains the concepts and techniques involved in keeping computers and networks secure. The course examines fundamentals such as viruses, worms, and other malicious software; authentication and encryption security; file security and shared resources; firewalls and border security; and physical and network topology security.

    Prerequisites Required:

    IT  540

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 16
    Total Program Credits: 16

    IT 542: ETHICAL HACKING AND NETWORK DEFENSE (4 Credits)

    An ethical hacker is a security expert who attacks a system on behalf of the system's owners. This course focuses on discovering network vulnerabilities that a malicious hacker can exploit. The course explores penetration testing, footprinting and social engineering, scanning and enumeration, operating system weaknesses, and the methods used to hack Web servers and wireless networks. Students complete hands-on projects using state-of-the-art hacking tools and techniques.

    Prerequisites Required:

    IT  541

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 16
    Total Program Credits: 16

    IT 543: CRYPTOGRAPHY CONCEPTS AND TECHNIQUES (4 Credits)

    Never before has the use of cryptography been so wide spread or so necessary. In this course, students will learn how to protect susceptible networks from attack by implementing encryption techniques. Students will examine encryption algorithms, substitution and transposition, block ciphers versus stream ciphers, public-key cryptography, hash functions, digital signatures, and authentication protocols. The course offers hands-on projects using modern cryptographic tools.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 16
    Total Program Credits: 16

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