online Graduate Certificate in Information Assurance for Information Assurance Professionals

As a leader in online education, American Public University offers an impressive portfolio of career-relevant certificates that IT professionals are seeking, including the Graduate Certificate in Information Assurance. The certificate program is offered entirely online, which enables IT professionals to fit a graduate-level education into their busy schedules and to learn in a familiar Web environment. Information Assurance (IA) focuses on protecting sensitive information at organizational, governmental, national, and federal levels. Curriculum is specifically designed to align with IA guidance levels in accordance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and the National Security Agency’s Security Directive 42.

This career-relevant certificate program teaches students to assess and mitigate systems vulnerability and threat analysis. Students master advanced IA security solutions, tiered security assessments, specific solutions for specialized needs, and network security solutions that enable assured information sharing across security domains or communities. The program teaches methods for continuous monitoring, activity analysis, threat detection, threat warnings, attack alerts, security awareness training and support, cryptography, and infrastructure security engineering. Students connect online with American Public University’s expansive community of IT professionals. Courses are taught by expert IT instructors and many professors are leaders in the IT field serving in government agencies and private industry.

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Undergraduate $270 per credit hour $250/credit hour with military grant Master’s Degree & Graduate Certificate $350 per credit hour $325/credit hour with military grant
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*On January 1, 2020, our per-credit-hour undergraduate tuition rate will be $285 and master’s/graduate certificate rate will be $370. The technology fee will be $65 per course. Active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, Guard members, and Reservists are eligible for a military tuition grant, which caps undergraduate and master’s-level tuition at $250 per credit hour. The military grant covering veterans will continue through December 31, 2019.

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