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Graduate Certificate in Information Security

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At a Glance

If you’re already working in the information technology (IT) field and want to move into information security, Athabasca University’s online Graduate Certificate in Information Security (GC-IS) is for you.

Q: Why take the Graduate Certificate in Information Security?

A:

Completing the GC-IS will qualify you for positions such as Computer Security Specialist, Computer Specialist, Information Technology Specialist, Security Analyst, and System Analyst.

Q: How long will it take to complete?

A:

Finish this program in as little as 1.5 years of full-time study. You can take up to 2 years to complete all requirements.

Program Overview

If you’re already working in the information technology (IT) field and want to move into information security, Athabasca University’s online Graduate Certificate in Information Security (GC-IS) is for you.

You will learn how to:

  • design, implement and manage enterprise-wide computer networks
  • make effective, reasoned and justifiable moral IT decisions
  • develop secure information systems for enterprises

As GC-IS courses are part of the Master of Science in Information Systems (link to new MSc IS program page) (MSc IS) program, you will take your courses with MSc IS students.

Why take the Graduate Certificate in Information Security?

Completing the GC-IS will qualify you for positions such as:

  • Computer Security Specialist
  • Computer Specialist
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • Security Analyst
  • System Analyst

Program details

The Graduate Certificate in Information Security is a 12-credit online graduate program. You must complete at least 6 credits through Athabasca University.

There are 2 intakes each year, in September and January.

All courses are online grouped study, with defined start and end dates.

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