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Earn Your Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Security Online

Protecting organizations from sophisticated cyberthreats requires advanced knowledge of security principles. American Public University (APU) offers a graduate certificate in information systems security through which master’s-level students may deepen their understanding of security policies, programs, and practices, as well as the fundamentals of secure network design.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and classes start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule.


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At A Glance

  • Explore the differences between various physical and logical network structures.
  • Learn the guiding principles of information systems security and evaluate various types of security architecture and design models.
  • Enhance your knowledge of cryptography, business continuity planning, and other skills needed to protect organizational systems from a growing number of threats.
  • Completion of this program does not award any professional certifications, but may be helpful in preparing to earn such certifications.

The Benefits of a Certificate — Build. Pair. Enhance.

A certificate is an excellent choice for those who don’t want to commit to a full degree or those who wish to gain specialized knowledge to supplement current or future studies. However, a certificate is not the same as professional certification. If you’re thinking about additional study, this certificate pairs well with these programs:

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Accessible Learning

Plan around your work and life responsibilities with courses that are 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), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 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.

Supportive

All students have access to our advisors who are available seven days a week, as well as our robust catalog of mental health resources, including TalkCampus, a real-time, professionally monitored peer support app.

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

$0
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There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

$0
Transfer Credit Evaluation

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

Affordable
Ebooks

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

$425
Per Credit Hour

Tuition for master’s degrees and graduate certificates. We offer many grant options. These grants represent a savings on our standard tuition rate. Request information to learn more.

$250
Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Preferred Military Rate for eligible students.

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