Graduate Certificate in Network and Information Security

Major: NUPR
Degree Awarded: CERT
Unit: GS
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Program Information

The Network and Information Security graduate certificate program consists of 12 hours with two required courses from Computer Engineering and Computer Science department and two elective courses selected from a list of relevant elective courses in CECS department.

An undergraduate degree is required. Students enrolling in these courses will need to have sufficient background to be successful. Therefore, they will need to have completed the required course prerequisites, or have equivalent knowledge from courses taken at other universities, or from work experience. The student specifically should have taken equivalent to CECS 311, CECS 420, and CECS 310 courses. The work experience in the industry can be used as substitute if it uses or provides experience in area of operating systems, networking and legal and ethical issues.

Students will need to supply all documentation required for admission to the University either as student or as non-degree seeking status. Students will need to supply documentation demonstrating background knowledge sufficient to satisfy course prerequisites. This may include transcripts of the courses taken, course catalogue description and documentation from work regarding the experience in the particular areas as outlined above.


Required Courses:

Total of 12 credit hours are required with 2 required courses and 2 elective courses.

The two required CECS courses are:

CECS 564      Introduction to Cryptology

CECS 566      Information Security

The two elective courses can be chosen from the following list of courses:

CECS 568      Computer Forensic

CECS 613      Network Security

CECS 694      Information Assurance

CECS 617      Mobile Computing

CECS 632      Data Mining

CECS 694-75 Advanced Cryptography

CECS 694      Database Security.


Mehmed Kantardzic

Graduate Coordinator

Anup Kumar

Certificate Program Coordinator