Classes Start August 24th, 2015
AIU® offers an industry-current MIT program with a specialization in Information Assurance and Security for students interested in understanding information security technologies as applied to operating systems, database management systems and computer networks. This program designed to bring students industry-current and important knowledge to help develop them as IT professionals in the digital world. Students enrolled in this information security masters degree program will not only build upon prior knowledge from undergraduate coursework, but will also explore the realities and challenges of maintaining digital security systems and processes in the current industry climate.
Focus on Your Specific Area of Interest
By studying advanced topics in Information Assurance and Security to complete the specialization requirements, you have an opportunity to acquire industry-current knowledge and skills specific to the area of Information Assurance and Security.
Next Start Date
August 24th, 2015
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Successful completion of the MIT with a specialization in Information Assurance and Security provides an advanced level of industry-related knowledge and skills, including how to:
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American InterContinental University® is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. To contact the Higher Learning Commission please visit www.hlcommission.org.
In this specialized curriculum, you can learn the skills needed to protect an organization’s information assets. The important areas covered include threats and vulnerabilities, cryptography, authentication and access control, security models, network security, trusted computer systems, distributed systems security, World Wide Web security, applications security, information systems audit, and security management and policies.
This real-world specialization offers the opportunity for in-depth study, with half of your courses in your area of interest. It can help you develop a focused, industry-specific knowledge base common to IT professionals in the field of Information Assurance and Security.
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Upon completing the Information Assurance and Security specialization program, students will have gained valuable and applicable knowledge and skills in the field.
Students will build upon their existing understanding of network systems and security parameters, and will delve more in depth into the problems and solutions of the current digital security situation. Students will learn how to design security parameters for their own security system, diagnose problems in security systems in order to develop solutions and understand the present industry expectations for a professional in this field.
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The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2008 and 10/15/2008 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 36%
A first-time student has no prior postsecondary experience before enrolling at this campus. This means that a student who attended another college, university or other postsecondary school before enrolling at this school is not included in the calculation. The rate also does not include students initially enrolled part-time, taking individual classes (as compared to enrolling in a full program), or only auditing classes. These rates are calculated using the Student Right-to-Know formula in order to comply with U.S. Department of Education requirements. The statistics track all first-time, full-time and certificate or degree-seeking undergraduate students who began school during the date range and have completed within 150% of the normal program length. For example, for a two-year program, the graduation rate would include students who had completed within three years of beginning the program. This statistic is not specific to one program alone; rather, all applicable undergraduate programs are included in this overall rate. Information pertaining to the Graduation Rates of all postsecondary institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be found on the College Navigator website. http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
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