Graduate Certificate in Information Security

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.

Prepare for Certification

With this graduate certificate, you may be eligible to take the Certified Ethical Hacking certification exam.*

Graduate Certificate in Information Security Program Highlights

The online Graduate Certificate in Information Security’s curriculum provides you with the opportunity to:

  • Study to acquire the knowledge, skills, and confidence to help you advance in the IT field.
  • Explore network operating systems, network security, threat detection and response methods, disaster recovery planning, cryptography, and information security and risk management.
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Higher Education at the Highest Standards

Kaplan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to the highest standards. Our specific programs hold additional industry-relevant approvals and accreditations.

What are the Career Opportunities?

This program is designed to provide you with the specialized knowledge to prepare for career advancement in the field of information security.

Prepare for Future Studies

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.

How Do I Get Started?

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

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Curriculum: All Tracks

  • Certificate Requirements

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 16

    Total Program Credits: 16

    • IT 540: MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION SECURITY Change

      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.

      Credits:

      4

      Prerequisites Required:

      IT  530

    • IT 541: COMPUTER AND NETWORK SECURITY Change

      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.

      Credits:

      4

      Prerequisites Required:

      IT  540

    • IT 542: ETHICAL HACKING AND NETWORK DEFENSE Change

      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.

      Credits:

      4

      Prerequisites Required:

      IT  541

    • IT 543: CRYPTOGRAPHY CONCEPTS AND TECHNIQUES Change

      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.

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      4

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

Curriculum: Concentration

Can I Afford This?

Kaplan University is committed to helping you find more ways to save on college tuition. Our Tuition Cap, military reductions, and transfer and experiential learning credits are some of the ways we can help lower the cost of your tuition and help you graduate sooner.

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Indiana resident military veterans: tuition for online undergraduate degree and certificate programs is $220.00 per quarter credit hour.

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*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 be eligible to sit for or pass those exams. In some cases, work experience, additional coursework beyond the Kaplan University program, fieldwork, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams. Students should research the requirements in the state in which they intend to seek employment.

Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.

This program is not eligible for Title IV federal financial aid.