Certificate in Information Systems Security

Ensure the Safety and Integrity of Critical Information

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Program Details

  • Location: Downtown Seattle, Online
  • Duration: 8 months
  • Cost: TBD

Next start date

October 2017

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About this Program


In today’s world of complex, interconnected IT systems, there has never been a better time to work in information security. Networks and data are constantly under attack, and tech professionals must be able to deploy the latest tools and strategies to protect their valuable data.

This certificate program provides a thorough technical review of information security issues and gives you hands-on experience in combating common threats. You’ll investigate different types of attacks and learn how to apply protective measures to all aspects of a company’s IT operations. Make sure that your skills are up to date and your systems are well-defended in the pitched battle for information security.

DESIGNED FOR

Software developers and analysts, or people with system, database, security or network administration experience.

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WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • How to identify the latest data threats and attacks
  • Cutting-edge protective strategies for implementing and administering organization-wide security measures
  • Approaches for securing locally hosted networks and for data stored with cloud services
  • Tools and techniques for specific threat categories
  • Emerging trends in the field

PREPARE FOR CERTIFICATION

By completing this program you’ll be better prepared to take professional security certification exams, including Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

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Learning Formats

Classroom

Attend class in person and engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. Assignments and other course materials are delivered through Canvas, a web-based learning management system that also serves as a communications hub. You must attend at least 60 percent of your class sessions in person. You may view the remainder online, either as recorded sessions or in real time (limit of two live-streamed sessions per quarter).

Online

Courses are streamed online in real time from the classroom. You interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat, using Adobe Connect web conferencing software. Assignments and other course materials are delivered through Canvas, a web-based learning management system that also serves as a communications hub.

For added flexibility, each quarter you may view recordings of up to 40 percent of your class sessions instead of attending in real time. You also can attend the classroom sessions in person if space is available.

Blended

Our special blended programs combine the convenience of online study with the vibrancy of in-person classes for a unique learning experience.

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