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Total program credits needed for graduation: 48

One academic quarter is 3 months. You will have a 3-week break between each quarter.

To learn more, call 1.866.613.3681, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.

Core Courses

IAS5002
Communication Skills for Today's Information Security Professional (4 quarter credits)
IAS5010
Information Technology Security Fundamentals (4 quarter credits)
IAS5015
Network Security Fundamentals and Cryptography (4 quarter credits)
IAS5020
Information Security Regulatory and Legal Environment (4 quarter credits)
IAS5025
Network and Operating System Defense (4 quarter credits)
IAS5030
Identifying and Managing Risk (4 quarter credits)

Specialization Courses

IAS5210
Data Communications (4 quarter credits)
IAS5220
Network Security Controls and Testing (4 quarter credits)
IAS5230
Secure Network Design and Engineering (4 quarter credits)
IAS5130
Programming for Security Professionals (4 quarter credits)
IAS5200
Network Architecture and Cyberoperations (4 quarter credits)

Taken during student's final quarter.

IAS5900
Information Assurance and Security Capstone* (4 quarter credits)

*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.

Review of this Specialization is pending in KS and SC.

What Can I Expect?

Most students take 1 to 2 courses at a time. One course typically requires 10 to 12 hours of study per week.

Courses are divided into 10 weekly units. Each unit consists of readings, discussions, and other activities you will be expected to complete throughout the week. Assignments are due on Sundays, though not every course requires an assignment each week.

In each course, you will receive a detailed scoring guide that describes expectations for every graded assignment.

Grades are based on your participation in weekly reading discussions and completion of assignments. You will also be assessed on your ability to demonstrate an understanding of expected outcomes for your program or specialization. These outcomes are based on the needs and performance standards of your field or discipline.

Learn more about online learning at Capella.

Transfer Credits

There are many ways to reduce tuition costs, including transferring credits which can help save time and money. You can transfer up to 12 credits into this specialization.

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Take an Individual Course

Whether you're completing continuing education credits, want to see if online learning is right for you, or are simply interested in a specific topic, you can enroll in many of Capella's online courses without committing to a degree program. We recommend speaking first with an enrollment counselor to discuss your goals and ensure the credits you earn now can be applied to a degree program later.

Learn more about individual courses

To learn more, call 1.866.613.3681, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.