Start your online Information Assurance and Security Certificate
Learn the technical skills to secure and protect information in as little as seven months. With an undergraduate Information Assurance and Security Certificate, you’ll gain interactive, hands-on experience in information systems, wireless networking, cybersecurity, cryptography and systems security.
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Education should hold practical value. That’s why our courses meet rigorous academic standards and provide you with skills and knowledge immediately applicable to your career.
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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, database management, networking, and the Internet.
This foundational course covers networking basics. In this course, you will learn about network architecture, including network infrastructure implementation, addressing schemas, routing, unified communications, and cloud computing. Understanding computer networks and network components is essential for any IT professional. This course covers the objectives for the CompTIA Network+ certification exam.
This course introduces general concepts of information systems security. Content includes governmental views, positions, risk assessment, and management. Coursework explores other concepts; including contingency and business resumption planning, backup schemes and implementation strategies, as well as various types of invasive actions and prevention measures.
This course introduces practices in cloud infrastructure and services. Covered are a cloud computing model, layers of cloud computing, and functions of cloud computing. Included are fundamental layers of cloud infrastructure: physical, virtual, control, orchestration, and service. Also included are cross-layer functions of cloud infrastructure: business continuity, security, and service management.
This course provides comprehensive Cybersecurity awareness and a fundamental understanding of various computer and network security threats, such as: Identity Theft, Fraud, Online Scams, Viruses and Backdoors, Hacking, Social Engineering Attacks, and more.
This course provides network training on Computer Network Defense fundamentals; security threats, vulnerabilities, and attacks; controls, protocols and devices; and security policy design and implementation.
General Education Courses
Requirements: 18 credits
You’ll need 18 credits to complete this to complete this Information Assurance and Security Certificate.
6 Core Courses
Here’s where you’ll pick up the bulk of your program-specific knowledge. By the time you finish these courses, you should have the confidence and skills needed in this field.
Attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night because our online classroom is available 24/7/365. Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for an Information Assurance and Security Certificate.
Your prior eligible college credits can save you time and money, helping you graduate faster. That’s why we’ve accepted credits from 5,000+ institutions. Check to see if you can apply eligible transfer credits from an institutionally accredited university or college toward a degree of your choice.
You may have options when it comes to paying for college tuition and expenses, such as federal grants and loans. Our finance advisors can answer your questions about financial aid and can help guide you through the process.
When you earn your Certificate in Information Assurance and Security, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. You’ll learn how to:
Apply information security concepts.
Explain fundamentals of networking.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for Security Analysts is projected to be much faster than average between 2022 and 2032.
The BLS Projected Growth for 2022-2032 is published by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. This data reflects the BLS’ projections of national (not local) conditions. These data points are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.
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