Certificate in Information Assurance Overview

The information assurance certification program is a short program providing vocational skills into a technology career pathway specific to the protection of information. The information assurance professional specialist needs to have a good understanding of computer network design and infrastructure. Students with information assurance training will have skills that enable them to put safeguards and quality control into place for the protection of data. They play a very important role in ensuring that an organization’s data does stays safe and does not get misused.

Required Courses

  • CBSC 225 Security and Data Loss Prevention
  • CBSC 230 Computer Forensics
  • COMP 236 Survey of Operating System
  • CBSC 265 Network Security Management
  • COMP 150 Information Systems Essentials
  • MGMT 210 Introduction to Project Management

Ready To Apply? Great! Here's What You Need To Do:

  • Complete an admissions interview conducted in person or via online methods.
  • Sign and submit an attestation of high school (or equivalent) completion.
  • Equivalencies include a GED Certificate. Home schooled students must present a diploma that meets the requirements of the state in which it was issued. (Students with non-US credentials please see International Student Admissions Requirements below).
  • Submit a completed application
  • Arrange for official transcripts from all colleges/universities previously attended to be submitted to the Office of Records and Registration, University of the Potomac.
  • Submit grade reports or scores from any recognized college equivalency examinations (e.g., CLEP, DANTES, and Advanced Placement).
  • Submit certificates from any corporate education training or professional development programs. (Note: An ACE evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for corporate educational training.)
  • Submit military training documents. (Note: An ACE military evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for military training.)
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