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Graduate Certificate in Information Security and Analytics

Knowledge of Internet Security best practices, attack and defense strategies is rapidly becoming a required skill for today's Information Technology worker. There are few opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience in IT risk analysis, auditing methodologies and incident response.The certificate in Information Security  and Analytics introduces students to the fundamentals of computer and network security, teaches students how to analyze a client/server IT infrastructure for security weaknesses, and gives practical experience in analyzing common practices for security vulnerabilities that could result in the loss of sensitive company and customer information. It also provides the advanced network security knowledge to allow students to build trustworthy systems and to protect critical infrastructures through an understanding of how to engineer and evaluate relevant security solutions. The certificate also examines the use of business intelligence and analytics in data rich organizations and explores the development and application of business intelligence and analytics solutions to various types of decision problems.
How to Apply:
Fill out the online application for participation in the certificate program.
Upon processing of the application, you will be contacted
with information about the submission of additional
required materials. Thank you for your interest.

Admissions Requirements

Prospective students wishing to  complete a graduate certificate in the MIT program will apply online and submit an official transcript showing a bachelor's degree conferral from a regionally accredited university with a minimum GPA of 3.0, and a current resume.

Course Requirements

To earn the certificate in Information Security and Analytics, students must complete the following courses:

         ECE 5585-Information Security & Trust I

         ECE 5586-Information Security & Trust II

         BIT 5524-Introduction to Business Intelligence & Analytics

         BIT 5534-Advanced Business Intelligence & Analytics