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Information Systems Security, Certificate

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Degree: Certificate
HEGIS Code: 5199
Curriculum Code: 1931.ISS
Campus Location: North 
Business & Public Service Division

Program Description

The Information Systems Security Certificate Program provides students with the core skills required to take a lead role in information security within their organization. Students will be able to identify risks, threats and vulnerabilities to a computer system. They will acquire the skills to isolate these threats and fortify or harden computer systems, software, networks and the physical sites. Students will also develop working knowledge of the various laws governing the computer security area and how compliance can be affected.

The certificate is designed with a two-fold approach: to accept students who already have a degree and want to upgrade their skills or to accept entry level students who do not have a degree and are brand new to the knowledge set. These students will be able to intern at a company and apply the skills and abilities before venturing into an employment setting.

Program Competencies

Achieve entry-level working knowledge of popular microcomputer application packages. Related course objectives will require the student to:

  • develop application packages for steganography, as well as anti-virus and firewall packages;
  • assess hacker challenges, malicious break-ins and insider threats;
  • analyze the security issues that are specific to database systems; 
  • identify and secure web exposures; and 
  • observe TCP/IP packet streams to understand zone based security.


Total Degree Credits: 28-29

Second Semester


* Possible electives include DA 204, DA 240, DA 261 or any other DA course.

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