What You Will Learn in a Master of Science in Information Security Program

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Have you decided to earn your master’s degree in IT online? Whether you attend an affordable online university or a conventional college, an MS in Information Security and Assurance should prepare you with the skills you need in an ever-changing world of computer systems security.

You’ll gain the technical know-how necessary for the protection of:

  • Networks
  • Communications systems
  • Data

Most importantly, you’ll learn how to plan and implement security programs and be a leader in the field of Information Security, managing employees and working with top-level staff and business owners to meet their security needs.

IT Certifications

Since certifications are an important part of an IT career, an MS in Information Security Assurance should incorporate important certification exams such as:

  • CompTIA Network+ (2009 Objectives)
  • PW0-200 Wireless LAN Security Exam
  • EC-Council Disaster Recovery Professional Exam (312-76)
  • EC-Council Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures (EC0-350)
  • EC-Council Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (EC0-349)
  • GIAC G7799 (Standards and Policies)

Some online universities include the cost of certification exams in their tuition programs, offering considerable cost savings. You can also inquire about credit for life and work experience and tuition assistance programs to keep reduce the costs of your online master’s degree in IT Security and Assurance.