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CERT Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Information Assurance and Security specialization


Capella University's online Information Security Certificate prepares you to lead information assurance and security functions. This certificate will expand your critical thinking skills and help you develop the competencies associated with the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification from the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2.

Capella has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE) for the academic years 2012–2017. Capella is one of the select four-year colleges and graduate–level universities given the CAEIAE designation.

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Certificates are an ideal way to update existing knowledge, gain new knowledge and study at the graduate level. Course work completed in a certificate program may be applied toward a graduate program at Capella.

A university on top of IT industry trends

With the emergence of globalization and outsourcing, the field of information technology poses new challenges to IT professionals who want to advance in their careers. Previously it was enough simply to stay focused on "hard" skills through IT certifications and training. Today, organizations are looking for IT professionals who also understand the business needs of the enterprise, the creative possibilities of technology, and how to integrate that technology into complex enterprise-wide systems. Capella is aware of these trends and continues to adjust its curricula to keep up with the needs of this rapidly changing, dynamic field.

The Capella approach to IT education

Capella has designed its programs around the strategic values of the emerging area of IT architecture. Our view is that by keeping the principles of IT architecture as educational guideposts, we can help prepare you to integrate the latest technologies into enterprise-wide business solutions that bring results to your organization. We build upon and expand your technical knowledge while teaching you how to assess, design, and implement value-added solutions.