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Graduate Certificate in Information Security

Get this graduate certificate to be qualified for positions like computer security specialist, computer specialist, information technology (IT) specialist, security analyst, and system analyst.

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Program details

The Graduate Certificate in Information Security (GCIS) is intended for students who normally work in IT and want to move specifically into the information security sector.

This is a 12-credit online graduate program. You must complete at least 6 credits through Athabasca University.

All courses are completed through online grouped study; you and your classmates will complete coursework on a fixed schedule.

You can finish this program in as little as 1 year of full-time study or take up to 2 years to complete all requirements.

If you successfully complete the certificate program, you may apply to ladder your coursework directly into the Master of Science in Information Systems program.