Continuing Your Education

Our certification programs provide professional skills for career transition in a variety of public and private business sectors. These programs are intended for those who have an interest in gaining additional knowledge for career transition. Advanced Certificate programs provide a theoretical foundation for working professionals who have completed a minimum of an associate degree.

Advanced Certificate in Network Security Management Overview

As computers become an increasingly integral part of the business world, demand for skilled information security professionals grows. University of the Potomac’s Network Security Management certification program provides students with the knowledge needed to design, configure, implement, manage, support and secure computer systems. Gain the skills and knowledge you need to start a successful IT security management career.

Required Courses

  • COMP 310 Windows Operating Systems (3 credits)
  • CBSC 435 Firewalls for Security (3 credits)
  • CBSC 495 Network Security Design (3 credits)
  • MICS 466 Windows Server – Directory Services (3 credits)
  • MICS 468 Windows Server – Infrastructure, Design and Configuration (3 credits)
  • MICS 476 Windows Server – Administration (3 credits)

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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