Certificate in Information Assurance

The certificate in Information Assurance deals with theory and topical issues, both technical and managerial, in the fields of information systems security and overall information security. The certificate provides a thorough knowledge base for managers and technology professionals concerned with the development and operation of secure information systems and the protection of an organization’s information assets. The specialization provides students with a practical understanding of the principles of data protection, network security, and computer forensics. The track also introduces the students to the policy, ethical, and legal issues associated with information security.

Total Semester Hours: 15

Students must take the following courses:

  • UCSP 615* Orientation to Graduate Studies at UMUC (0) (Must complete within first 6 credits of study.)
  • INFA 610 Foundations of Information Security and Assurance (3)
  • INFA 620 Network and Internet Security (3)
  • INFA 630 Intrusion Detection and Intrusion Protection (3)
  • INFA 640 Cryptology and Data Protection (3)
  • INFA 650 Computer Forensics (3)

* The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

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