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Information Assurance and Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate

School of Business and Technology

Overview

Capella University's online information cybersecurity 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.

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

Credible

Capella 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. Our professionally aligned programs ensure strong outcomes for students.

Hands-On Learning Through Virtual Lab Environment

Students will experience practical, hands-on learning designed around best practices in a safe, interactive virtual lab environment. This virtual platform allows students to develop skills by practicing with tools used in the industry.

Apply This Certificate to Your Next Degree

You’ll earn a marketable credential in as few as nine months. In addition, the credits you earn can be transferred into the MS-IAC program when you are ready to take the next step.

Detailed Program Information

Get all the details about cost, courses, requirements, and more.

Classes Start January 8th

Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future. 

Admission Requirements »  | $50 Application Fee

Cost & Learning Format

Online education isn’t one size fits all. We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however you learn. 

Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who want it.  We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1-3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$14,390 estimated tuition*
$682 per credit, 20 total quarter credits, 0 max transfer credits

Get the Details

Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.

Information Assurance & Cybersecurity Certificate Online - Capella University

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing. Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. The prices above show what you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits.  

Ways to Save

At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable—there are more ways to save than you might think. 

10% Military Discount

Military service members and their spouses could be eligible for a discount.

Employer & Association Discounts

Many employers and organizations partner with Capella to offer tuition discounts. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn more. 

Employer Reimbursements

Many employers offer tuition reimbursement to employees, even if there’s no formal program. Check with your manager or HR dept.

Sample Courses

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Title
IAS5010 Information Technology Security Fundamentals
IAS5015 Network Security Fundamentals and Cryptography
IAS5020 Information Security Regulatory and Legal Environmen
IAS5025 Network and Operating System Defense
IAS5030 Identifying and Managing Risk

Faculty & Support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide, help, and advise you through every step of your educational journey.

Enrollment Counselors

These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads). They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for success.  

Advisors

Want to learn more about courses, instructors, or resources? Ask our advisors—they know all about the details of your program.

Coaches

From enrollment to graduation, coaches help you stay on track. They know your program, answer questions, and cheer you on.

Career Center

For this team, it’s more than résumés and interview tips. It’s about thoughtful and strategic career planning—beyond graduation.

Information Assurance & Cybersecurity Certificate Online - Capella University

Ready for the Next Step?

Learning online doesn't mean going it alone. Help is here. From faculty, coaches, advisors, and more. Plus a supportive community of students who are as passionate about their careers as you are about yours.