This certificate provides students with a specialization in the hardware and software that drive local, Internet and wireless computing. Students learn the technical aspects of network and wireless devices and the standards and protocols of connectivity.
Component Technologies and Online Collaboration (12 credits)
This certificate provides students with an advanced understanding of the sophisticated technologies used to develop, integrate and deploy e-business solutions. Students learn aspects of programming tools for online applications, technologies and policies of multimedia products, and component integration for on-demand communications.
This certificate provides a thorough understanding of the general methodologies for security risk assessment and security test and evaluation, including the interviews and documentation research necessary. Incident handling and response is addressed, as well as intrusion detection and defense in depth. In addition, students learn how to reduce their risk of potential legal liability for computer security or information privacy failures. This certificate is restricted to MSIA degree seeking students or seasoned IA professionals.
This certificate provides students with a foundational knowledge of systems management with respect to telecommunications systems, as well as the computer systems that support managerial decision-making. Students learn principles of technology management and information systems.
This certificate provides a detailed understanding of methods computer hackers utilize to infiltrate web and application technologies, including wireless networks. Emphasis is placed on how security professionals can anticipate and protect against attacks through internal and external vulnerability assessment. Students learn the anatomies of viruses and worms and study a range of defense mechanisms applicable to the daily challenges faced by today’s security professionals. In addition, students are trained to use the most popular hacking, cracking and wireless security network analysis tools in order to test and secure wireless networks.
This certificate provides a broad understanding of network systems security as it applies to the overall enterprise mission, including how to secure mobile wireless computing devices and applications. Security terms, definitions, concepts, and issues that face government and industry are addressed. Overarching security disciplines, important for a more rounded understanding of security management, are explored. Additional emphasis is placed on cryptography, where students study public and private key algorithms and how they work with network protocols.