With the ever-growing use of the Internet to conduct business at all levels, earning a graduate cyber security certificate online can give you a valuable understanding of Internet security, whether you’re an executive, IT network professional or IT systems administrator. By specializing in this area of IT, you’ll learn how to address issues and assess the threats to business systems in public and private companies, government and municipal agencies and nonprofit organizations.
The graduate cyber security certificate online program exposes you to the latest Internet security measures and techniques, including the analytical and technical skills necessary to educate workers about security, install critical software, monitor networks and manage responses to cyber attacks. You'll gain a deeper understanding of the technical complexities of working to secure a constantly connected world and be prepared to play a critical role in Internet security.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your online graduate certificate in cyber security at SNHU include:
Cyber security has become a critical focus for businesses and organizations, and IT professionals who are experts in cyber security are valued employees. By earning a graduate cyber security certificate online, you can increase your value in the marketplace and the way you contribute to organizations as an IT executive or as an independent consultant. Employment opportunities for IT professionals will continue to remain strong, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Evolving technologies, including mobile technology, will help drive the demand for IT professionals, including those skilled in Internet security techniques and network protection.
Our unique online cyber security certificate curriculum is taught by knowledgeable faculty members with years of real-world, hands-on experience.
This course focuses on the many ways information technology is incorporated within contemporary organizations and used to achieve a competitive advantage in the national and international marketplace. The interrelationships between information technology, management and organizations are emphasized. Management of the system development process and the tools and methods used to produce quality information systems also are studied. Background preparation: 3 credit hours in information technology or equivalent. IT 500 cannot be taken for credit or as an elective if IT 510 has been completed.
This course provides students hands-on information security training as future executives, network professionals, system administrators and consultants. It explores the basic concepts in information security policies, models, and mechanisms for secrecy, integrity, and availability. Topics include approaches in an organization to prevent, detect and recover from the loss of information; cryptography and its applications; and security in computer networks and distributed systems.
This course is an introduction to telecommunications technology, standards, policy and strategy for business managers in a global environment. Topics covered include the basics of data communications and networking, uses and applications of telecommunications and the convergence of data communications and other types of communications. These include phone, multi- media and other systems. Technology and standards of telecommunications are covered in this course from the perspective of business managers.
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A graduate level examination of the dynamic referred to as 'organized crime' picking up where the undergraduate course ends. Specific crimes, like racketeering, extortion, bribery, official corruption, graft, drugs, prostitution and other illicit trafficking will be analyzed. Investigative techniques and prosecutorial strategies that relate to the identification and elimination of organized crime are a major component of the course content.
A graduate level examination to provide students with a thorough understanding of the strategic, political, legal, and organizational challenges associated with the defense of the U.S. homeland, the efforts that are under way to meet these challenges, and possible policy options. The course starts by examining the range of potential threats to the U.S. homeland, focusing on potential terrorist acts. The course then examines strategies and means for addressing these threats, including both military and non-military options. The course goes on to analyze organizational issues and impediments to effective policy coordination. Finally, the course addresses the implications of homeland security challenges and policies for constitutional rights, legal protections, and civil liberties.
The course will help 'bound the problem' of Homeland Security by examining how terrorism has spurred sharp changes in US strategy, policy and governmental design, and how those changes should continue over the near and longer term. Elements of Threat and Vulnerability Assessments will be thoroughly discussed as well as various procedures for assessments and the method of tailoring the assessment to the facility/area under study. Manners of protecting the facility/area in question will then be addressed as well as evacuation plans and emergency plans.
This course provides a focus on the legal and ethical dilemmas faced by security professionals. Students will examine the legal rights available to security officers, corporations, partnerships, and individually owned businesses for the protection of their property from theft by employees, customers and others. The law of arrest, search and seizure, detention, surveillance and legal consequences are some of the areas explored.
CD/DVD drive. External hard drive. Extra power cord. Headphones/earbuds
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 30 percent tuition discount for active-duty service members and their spouses.
Application Fee ($40), Graduation Fee ($150), Books (course-by-course)
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