Enterprise Security Competency Model

Understand the skills and knowledge needed for a future in security and criminal justice.

About the Enterprise Security Competency Model

The Enterprise Security Competency Model defines a core set of skills and knowledge for those in the security industry. Based upon input from hundreds of security professionals, the model highlights five key competency areas. The base tiers of the model represent a broad foundation of personal abilities, the middle illustrates educational, technical and functional proficiencies and the top tiers shows competencies by occupation.

Employers use this model to assess skills when recruiting job candidates or evaluating employee performance. The model also serves as a resource to inform discussions among industry leaders, educators, economic developers and public workforce investment professionals. Additionally, our College of Security and Criminal Justice built associate and bachelor's security programs around the competencies illustrated within the model.

The Enterprise Security Competency Model was created by University of Phoenix in collaboration with the ASIS Foundation, a leading security organization. It has also been adopted by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Learn more about the model


This graphic illustrates the Enterprise Security Competency Model and shows how various critical skills and knowledge can be developed. Within each tier, you can select a competency to display programs and courses that help you obtain those particular set of skills. You can also scroll through the competencies with the arrows above the display.

Select the individual course code or program to learn more or call 866.484.1815 to enroll today.


 

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Review the Enterprise Security Competency Model below. Within each tier, you can select a competency to display a table of the corresponding programs and courses. This table will appear either next to or below the model. Click a course code to see the course details page. Click the arrows above the table to tab through the different competencies.

 
 

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