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Information Security Graduate Certificate Online Graduate Certificate Program

Format

100% Online

24/7 Access to Coursework

Semester Schedule

Two 8-Week Terms Per Semester

Three Semesters Per Year

Credit Hours Required

12*

Time Commitment

15-20 hours per course per week*

*Some courses in this certificate program may have prerequisites. Cost

Cost per Credit

$795

$398 Active Duty Military

Fees

Fast & Free Application

Apply By

April 10, 2020

Classes Start

May 11, 2020

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Explore Information Security Graduate Certificate

Learn to think strategically about system defense, threat detection, and breach response through a graduate certificate in information security. A key component of this program is understanding a traditional risk-management approach, since it's important to be able to identify and quantify resources being protected. 

This certificate can be taken as a standalone program, or embedded in Champlain's online MBA and master's in information security operations programs, should you wish to continue your education. 

A Nationally Recognized Leader in Cybersecurity

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Champlain is a nationally recognized leader in cybersecurity and digital forensics education and home of the Senator Patrick Leahy Center for Digital Investigation & Cybersecurity. With a robust faculty of expert-practitioner instructors who have significant experience working for top organizations and are sought-after thought leaders in the field, we specialize in building agile cybersecurity and digital forensics programs that the meet mission-critical needs of today's businesses, nonprofit organizations, and state and federal governments.

Champlain has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the U.S. National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security since 2006, and Champlain cybersecurity programs have been named best in the nation by SC Magazine. Champlain is also designated as a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence by the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) Air Force Office of Special Investigations - the fifth college in the nation to receive this distinction. 

Build Your Career Future

Today's information security professionals require more than a policy-based approach; they must be able to use strategic thinking and creative problem solving to address sophisticated system attacks and breaches.

A graduate certificate will help you advance your information security career, highlight in-demand skills, showcase subject matter expertise, and gain knowledge that can be applied to your workplace from day one.

Academic Excellence and Recognition

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Regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education

US News & World Report Best Online Programs Bachelor's Badge 2020

Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report

Military Friendly School Badge

Designated as a Military Friendly School for our commitment to the military community

Top Degrees MBA Program Designation Badge

Named among the top MBA programs by Abound/Colleges of Distinction

Accomplish More with a Graduate Certificate in Information Security

Computer and information technology occupations are projected to grow 12% from 2018 to 2028 - much faster than the average for all occupations.

A specialized certificate can help you build new skills, differentiate your resume, and demonstrate your value as an employee in your current organization.

*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 2019

Top Reasons to Earn a Graduate Certificate

  • Climb the career ladder
  • Build new skills
  • Earn a recognized credential
  • Differentiate your resume
  • Test a new field
  • Pursue a passion
  • Demonstrate subject matter expertise
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Program Details

Learn more about Champlain's 100% online information security graduate certificate, designed for working professionals.

Champlain's online information security courses encompass the top skills needed by today's infosec professionals.

Students will gain an understanding and respect for emerging technology by exploring current trends in security and examining topics such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain and behavior analytics. Students will analyze the science behind these technologies as well as the ethical and privacy concerns and implications that may hinder their widespread adoption.

Prerequisites

OPSC 501

Graduates of the information security online graduate certificate program will demonstrate the following industry-specific skills, knowledge, and competencies:

  • Develop system and data classification criteria based upon business needs and sensitivity.
  • Assess attack strategies through the use of analysis techniques and determine risk level to the business and potential responses.
  • Identify responses to potential vulnerabilities within the organizations.
  • Determine appropriate controls to respond to suspicious behavior that has been detected.

Champlain College Online's information security faculty, led by Cybersecurity Program Chair Kathleen Hyde, MCIS, MBA, are expert practitioners in the field. Their industry expertise ensures that our information security graduate curriculum is aligned with the needs of employers, and reflects the skills today’s information security professionals need for success. Classes led by our seasoned experts will give you real-world insight into the field and create a rich community of career-focused learning.

Alumni of the Champlain College Online information security graduate certificate program work in corporations, small businesses, government organizations, and nonprofits nationwide, including:

  • AT&T
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • Moog
  • Naval Information Warfare Center
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • SHI
  • Social Security Administration (SSA)
  • TJX Companies, Inc.
  • Department of Navy
  • U.S. Air Force

 

Titles our alumni hold include:

  • Acquisition Program Manager
  • Information System Security Officer
  • Integration Data Center Technician
  • Interoperability Developer
  • Professional Security Engineer
  • Security Analyst II
  • Senior Design Engineer
  • Supervisory Information Technology Specialist

Tuition & Costs

Continuing your education is an investment in your future. Learn more about our affordable tuition rates.

Dare to Expect More of Champlain Online

Expect Convenience

Our programs are designed for busy adults. Go to school wherever and whenever is best for you, on the device of your choice.

Expect A Career Focus

Everything you learn in our online classrooms is relevant and immediately applicable to your work.

Expect Support

Your education journey is our priority and our student support team has your back every step of the way.

Expect Superior Faculty

Learn from practitioner faculty working in the field, with real-world experience and knowledge.

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