This course introduces the fundamentals of computer systems and the role of information processing in today's business environment. An overview is presented of information systems, systems development, operating systems and programming, database management, networking and telecommunications, and the Internet.
Information Assurance and Security Certificate (Undergraduate)
Learn how to recognize and mitigate threats to an organization's information systems by enrolling in our Information Assurance and Security Certificate program. Through hands-on training, you'll gain a working knowledge of how best to protect your company's information assets.
The Information Assurance and Security Certificate offers coursework to successfully apply information technology theory and principles to address real world business opportunities and challenges. The coursework provides students with technical skills and interactive, hands-on experience in information systems, wireless networking, cyber security, cryptography, and systems security. This certificate concentrates on the concepts and principles of securing and protecting the information assets of the organization.
Information Assurance and Security Certificate (Undergraduate) requires a minimum of 18 credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.
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We believe that students and families should be prepared financially for college and understand gainful employment opportunities before starting any program. So we want to ensure you have the information you need to make an informed choice - information like what it will cost, the skills you'll learn through your chosen program, and the types of occupations the program prepares you for.
Our curriculum is designed to help you prepare for the competitive job market with relevant knowledge and in-demand skills. This program will include the following courses:
In addition to the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, College of Information Systems & Technology graduating students are intended to attain certain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Therefore, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes by the time you complete this program. Review the program student learning outcomes (PDF) for the Information Assurance And Security Certificate program.