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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 8.04k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 8.04k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 570pts.

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    Description

    An undergraduate student, regardless of field of study, may enroll in the Certificate of Information Systems Security Essentials. This certificate prepares an IT professional to seek entry-level career positions in administration, development, and integration, such as: Information Security Analyst, Information Security Technician, and Computer Security Administrator. Program graduates will know how to design secure networks, develop security procedures, administer security policies, apply cryptography, and create IT security plans.

    Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

    • Evaluate information security strategies, architectures and plans to counteract intruders in an information system.
    • Appraise national and federal laws, policies, and guidance related to information assurance; also develop an awareness of the social, psychological, ethical, and legal policies and requirements in the field of information assurance.
    • Examine and profile the various types of security attacks and exploits; also appraise various security technologies, such as: packet filtering, Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), proxy technology,
    • Network Address Translation (NAT), Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) authentication, and encryption.
    • Analyze the concept and the functionality of firewalls, routers, Virtual Private Networks (VPN), and Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS).
    • Appraise the role of security assessments, penetration testing, and security plans in establishing network security; also evaluate the components of a network security assessment methodology.
    • Investigate methods to mitigate risk by minimizing the exposure of information to hackers, and the techniques hackers use to avoid detection and to cover their electronic footprints.
    • Develop an assessment methodology that identifies, attacks, and penetrates IP based network systems.
    • Define public key cryptography, the purpose of digital certificates, and risk analysis & explain ways to securely manage operations.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline Rolling admissions Tuition fee
    • USD 8038 Year (National)
    • USD 8038 Year (International)

    We charge a $50 technology fee (per course). Additional fees might apply.

    Start date Any time 2015 First Monday of every month Credits 18 credits
    Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode Online Educational variant Part-time Intensity Flexible Part-time variant Flexible Structure Fully structured Student interaction Online group works/assignments Attendance No Attendance Teacher support Continuous support with feedback on request More information Go To The Course Website

    Course Content

    • ISSC361 Information Assurance
    • ISSC362 IT Security: Attack and Defense
    • ISSC363 IT Security: Risk Management
    • ISSC421Computer and Network Security
    • ISSC422 Information Security
    • ISSC461 IT Security: Countermeasures

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6 TOEFL paper-based test score : 520

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test.

    Requirements

    Applicants self-certify on their admissions application that they have received the equivalent of a U.S. high school diploma.

    You have the option to undergo a Transfer Credit Evaluation (TCE), but it is not a requirement. We may request official transcripts from CHEA or AUCC accredited institutions via the TCE process. Students that earned their college credit at a non-CHEA or non-AUCC accredited institution must have a course-by-course evaluation for U.S. equivalency conducted by an APUS-approved agency for the TCE

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than American Public University.

    Funding

    International applicants are required to pay each course in full using a U.S. credit card or money order. The Automatic Debit Plan (ADP) payment option is available when used with a credit card drawn from a U.S. institution.
    Suggestions for international students seeking financial assistance to fund their studies at APUS:

    • Contact their Ministry of Education – explore scholarship, grants or loan possibilities
    • Contact private lenders – companies or banks
    • Seek sponsorship from a personal investor

    Accreditation

    American Public University is part of the American Public University System (APUS), which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The HLC accredits degree-granting institutions located in a 19-state region, and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (ED), and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

    ED formally recognizes accrediting commissions that meet all federal standards, and CHEA extends recognition to accrediting bodies and their institutions that meet these established standards. Accreditation should be important to you because it determines a school’s eligibility for federal and state financial aid, and may influence acceptance of transfer credits and admission to accredited graduate schools.

    In addition to our HLC accreditation, our B.S. in Nursing program, as well as many of our business programs, have obtained specialized accreditation from external accrediting organizations in these specific disciplines.

    Credits and degrees earned through APUS may be recognized for promotion, assignment, and position qualification standards within the military, federal government, and private sector. For students transferring to other colleges, APUS credit is considered transfer-eligible based on its accreditation. However, APUS cannot guarantee that its credit will be accepted, as acceptance of credit is always the prerogative of the receiving institution.

    Institutional Accreditation

    This level of accreditation requires a significant amount of self-study and presentation of evidence to satisfy the demanding requirements of accrediting organizations. Obtaining accreditation with HLC demonstrates our focus on providing academic excellence and the best possible experience for our students.

    As an accredited institution, our university is eligible to participate in federal educational entitlement programs such as military tuition assistance, government tuition reimbursement programs, the Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill, and many corporate education assistance programs. In addition, APUS has been granted approval by the Department of Education to participate in Title IV Federal Student Aid Programs.

    Further information on recognition policies and standards may be found on the following websites:

    U.S. Department of Education (ED)

    400 Maryland Avenue, SW

    Washington, DC 20202

    (800) USA-LEARN (800-872-5327)

    Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

    One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 510

    Washington, DC 20036

    (202) 955-6126

    The Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

    230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500

    Chicago, IL 60604

    (800) 621-7440

    View the APUS 2011 HLC Reaccreditation letter

    Specialized Accreditation

    In addition to our HLC accreditation, our university has obtained specialized/programmatic accreditation through appropriate governing organizations for the specific academic programs listed below. The curriculum for these programs meets the higher standards required by these external accrediting organizations.

    Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

    Business School

    A.S., B.S., and M.S. in Accounting; A.A. in Business Administration; Bachelor of Business Administration; Master of Business Administration; B.A. in Marketing; A.A., B.A., and M.A. in Management; A.A. and B.A. in Retail Management; A.A. and B.A. in Hospitality Management; B.A. and M.A. in Transportation and Logistics Management; and A.A. in Real Estate Studies.

    The B.A. and M.A. in Reverse Logistics Management and the B.A. and M.A. in Entrepreneurship programs within the School of Business are not accredited by ACBSP. They will be eligible for accreditation once they have been standing for a minimum of two years and each has at least one graduate.

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

    B.S. in Nursing (RN to BSN)

    CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public's health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing. CCNE serves the public interest by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices. As a voluntary, self-regulatory process, CCNE accreditation supports and encourages continuing self-assessment by nursing programs and supports continuing growth and improvement of collegiate professional education and post-baccalaureate nurse residency programs.

    Council for Education for Public Health (CEPH)

    At this time, our university is not accredited by CEPH, and our prior application for CEPH accreditation lapsed on January 1, 2013. However, the governing body of the CEPH, at its June 2013 meeting, formally approved our request to begin the accreditation process for our Master of Public Health program. The steps and timeline for the CEPH accreditation process are subject to modification, and there is no assurance that we (or any institution seeking accreditation) will achieve this accreditation.

    Professional Recognition and Affiliation

    Management

    Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

    Sports and Health Sciences

    American Sport Education Program (ASEP) (B.S.)

    National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) (M.S.)

    Information Systems Security

    National Security Agency (NSA) - Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation (IACE)

    Child and Family Development

    National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)

    School of Education, M.Ed. Teaching, M.Ed. Educational Leadership, M.Ed. School Counseling

    WV state approved educator certification programs (WVDE)

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