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An Online Graduate Certificate in Information Assurance That Can Jump Start or Enhance Your Education

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Earn Your 100% Online Certificate in Information Assurance

As a leader in online education, American Public University offers an impressive portfolio of career-relevant certificates that IT professionals are seeking, including the Graduate Certificate in Information Assurance. The certificate program is offered entirely online, which enables IT professionals to fit a graduate-level education into their busy schedules and to learn in a familiar Web environment. Information Assurance (IA) focuses on protecting sensitive information at organizational, governmental, national, and federal levels. Curriculum is specifically designed to align with IA guidance levels in accordance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and the National Security Agency’s Security Directive 42.

This career-relevant certificate program teaches students to assess and mitigate systems vulnerability and threat analysis. Students master advanced IA security solutions, tiered security assessments, specific solutions for specialized needs, and network security solutions that enable assured information sharing across security domains or communities. The program teaches methods for continuous monitoring, activity analysis, threat detection, threat warnings, attack alerts, security awareness training and support, cryptography, and infrastructure security engineering. Students connect online with American Public University’s expansive community of IT professionals. Courses are taught by expert IT instructors and many professors are leaders in the IT field serving in government agencies and private industry.

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A University Built For You

Accessible Learning

Plan around your work and life responsibilities with courses that are 100% online and feature weekly class schedules with no set login times.

Recognized for Quality

Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). Several programs have earned specialty accreditation.

Save Time

Certificate students can typically transfer up to 9 credits for previous academic coursework, job experience, and professional training. We also consider ACE-evaluated training and credits by exam.

Future-Focused

You have access to our vast network of working professional students and alumni, and our career services team provides continuous assistance.

Real-World Knowledge

You’ll be guided by faculty skilled in providing an engaging learning journey rooted in real-world experience from government, Fortune 500 companies, healthcare, defense agencies, technology firms, and the military.

Your Time to Shine

You always have a front row seat in APU’s online classroom. Master’s degree and graduate certificate classes average 10 students.

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Making Quality Higher Education Within Reach

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APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

Affordable
Textbooks & Ebooks

Some master's-level courses provide no-cost textbooks to minimize your expenses.

$370
Per Credit Hour

Tuition for master’s degrees and graduate certificates.

$250
Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Military Tuition Grant for eligible students

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