Capella University’s Master’s in Network Defense program prepares information security professionals to assess, develop, and implement solutions to safeguard the information assets and enterprise IT infrastructures of an organization. You’ll also gain hands-on experience managing real-time responses to security breaches using Nessus® to perform vulnerability assessments, including system sanitizing and hardening, in Capella’s virtual lab environment.
The core curriculum in this program includes the domains of knowledge represented in several leading security certifications, including CISSP®.
The Master’s in Network Defense program is designed around industry standards and provides students with the foundational information that contributes to the knowledge required to sit for the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Certified Network Defense Architect (CNDA) exams.
Capella University has been designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense (CAE IA/CD) for academic years 2014-2021.
The new CAE IA/CD designation is based on updated academic criteria for Cybersecurity education and affords each CAE institution the opportunity to distinguish its strengths in specific IA/CD focus areas. This program is aligned to the following focus areas: Network Security Administration, Network Security Engineering, and System Security Engineering.
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With your master’s in Network Defense, you’ll prepare to lead or consult in the practice of investigating incidents involving information technology assets and data in a variety of professional settings. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.
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Common jobs with an online master’s in Network Defense include network security analyst, internet security analyst, exploitation analyst, network intelligence analyst, information security analyst, security management specialist, computer systems analyst, network and computer systems administrator, auditor, security manager, intelligence analyst, cyber security engineer, consultant (cyber security), chief security officer, or chief information security officer.
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