Learn to design secure architecture and identify potential
Examine architecture and issues associated with analog communication systems, as well as protocols and methodologies.
Demonstrate ways to identify risks that may allow access to a system through penetration testing and network forensics techniques.
Apply abstract data types to security problems related to network design and engineering.
Learn to program and test secure network management tools.
Your graduate certificate credits can be applied to Capella’s MS-IAS in Network Defense program when you’re ready to take the next step.
With a CISSP, earn the certificate and MS-IAS in Network Defense by taking just two additional courses.
Our virtual lab employs leading industry tools, including Metasploit, allowing you to explore real-world penetration-testing techniques.
Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who
want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
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Earn credits by demonstrating your knowledge and/or industry
certifications through our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)
Our learning partner, Sophia Learning, offers self-paced, online
options for fulfilling bachelor’s requirements for only $329 per
The online network defense certificate coursework will prepare you to assess, develop, and implement solutions to safeguard the information assets and enterprise IT infrastructures of an organization.
|Course Number||Course Title|
|IAS5130||Programming for Security Professionals|
|IAS5200||Network Architecture and Cyberoperations|
|IAS5220||Network Security Controls and Testing|
|IAS5230||Secure Network Design and Engineering|
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