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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 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.

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.

View the full learning and career outcomes report for this program at

To learn more, call 866.734.5929, 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.

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.

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.