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Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 12
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.

About this Program

The Information Security certificate provides students with the necessary knowledge in information security principles and practices and an understanding of how information security functions in an organization from both business and technology aspects. The program will engage students with a thorough review of viruses, worms, backdoors, Trojan horses, Rootkits, and other threats. Students will analyze malware in order to understand the infection, propagation, and deception mechanisms of these attack vectors. It will also focus on risk assessment to identify reasonably foreseeable internal and external risks to the security, confidentiality and integrity of user information and assess the sufficiency of any safeguards in place to control these risks.

Program Locations

  • Minnesota State University, Mankato 56002

Labor Market Information

  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators

  • Median wage: $37.42/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Database Administrators

  • Median wage: $43.94/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Computer Network Support Specialists

  • Median wage: $28.87/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • Information Security Analysts

  • Median wage: $43.34/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato
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