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Today’s businesses rely on information, such as personnel details, client lists, marketing information, and more, stored entirely on network databases. Because hackers could infiltrate a network if a firewall shuts down for even a minute, information security, including protecting databases with a range of policies, products, technologies, and procedures, is more important than ever.
At this time, residents of the following states may not enroll in the online Graduate Certificate in Information Security program: Kentucky and Missouri.
The online Graduate Certificate in Information Security’s curriculum provides you with the opportunity to:
With this graduate certificate, you may be eligible to take the Certified Ethical Hacking certification exam.†
This program is designed to provide you with the specialized knowledge to prepare for career advancement in the field of information security.*
Credits earned in fulfillment of this certificate may be applied toward the requirements of certain Kaplan University degree programs. When the time is right, come back and earn your degree online at Kaplan University.
Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules.
Online Start Date
Nov 23, 2016
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.
Total Program Credits: 16
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.
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. You will perform hands-on projects using state-of-art hacking tools and techniques.
Never before has the use of cryptography been so wide spread or so necessary. In this course, you will learn how to protect susceptible networks from attack by implementing encryption techniques. You 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.
The 25% tuition reduction applies only to international students living outside of the United States. This discount does not apply to military students. Please check with your advisor to see if you are eligible.
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Kaplan University Learning Center students will only complete a portion of their program on site. You will need to complete at least 50% of the program requirements online, or through transfer credit awarded via prior learning assessment. If you have any questions about these requirements, please speak with an Admissions Advisor. Not all programs are available for enrollment at the Kaplan University Learning Center.
Learn more about grants and Kaplan University Scholarships that may help reduce the cost of your education.
Kaplan University tuition reductions (including military servicemember, spouse, and veterans tuition rates; scholarships; grants; vouchers; and alumni and alliance reductions) cannot be combined.
Kaplan University has significantly reduced many of our tuition rates and fees for servicemembers, their spouses, and veterans. Click here for more information.
* Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.
† Although certain programs at Kaplan University are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will pass those exams. In some cases, field experience, additional coursework, and/or background checks may be necessary to take or to successfully pass the exams. Students should research the requirements in the state in which they intend to seek employment.
‡ This program is not eligible for Title IV federal financial aid.
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