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Build your knowledge of key topics, such as information assurance and cybersecurity theories, practices, and technologies.
Expand on your expertise to recommend best practices in security governance, risk management, and compliance.
Build your capacity to address the web security needs of an
organization or the general population.
Discover best practices for applying security tools and technologies to manage security problems and opportunities.
Address ethical, legal, global, and cultural factors of cybersecurity practice for individuals and organizations.
Find your voice as a leader in communicating effectively with technology stakeholders.
Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.
Students will have unlimited access to Skillsoft, a comprehensive
eLearning resource to help develop IT and business knowledge and
Work on solving a real-world problem faced by an actual organization
to demonstrate what you’ve learned in your program.
Grow your knowledge with hands-on experience using industry tools in
virtual labs, interactive simulations, and innovative resources.
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need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way
around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however
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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Your price may be higher or lower depending on your
specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. If transfer
credits are allowed in this offering, the prices above show what you
would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits
and the price if you brought in the maximum allowed transfer credits.
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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.
Enroll in your master's degree, apply for the scholarship, meet eligibility requirements, and receive up to $3K.
If you're an active-duty military service member, spouse, or veteran, discounts may be available.
Earn credits by demonstrating your knowledge and/or industry certifications through our Prior Learning Assessment process.
Our MS in Information Technology, Cybersecurity curriculum builds on a broad foundational knowledge of IT to focus on applied cybersecurity best practices, principles, and methods.
Network Security Fundamentals and Cryptography
Learners apply foundational concepts of cybersecurity and information
assurance to select appropriate information security policies,
procedures, and controls to defend enterprise information assets from
breaches of confidentiality and integrity. Learners identify specific
points of vulnerability that may be mitigated through the use of
administrative security policies and operational information security
tools. Learners also examine principles of cryptography and some of
the security controls and methods that use it.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in
IAS5010 or PM5331.
|4 quarter credits|
Operating System Defense
Learners in this course explore the fundamental security issues related to operating system (OS) defense. Learners also employ best practices to harden operating systems and associated software applications using various tools as a part of a layered defense-in-depth strategy. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent regitration in IAS5020.
|4 quarter credits|
Identifying and Managing Risk
Learners identify common information security risk
analysis methodologies, their characteristics, pros and cons, and
applications. Learners examine the sources of risk, including external
malicious attackers, intentional and accidental attacks by internal
users, and threats from environmental and structural sources. Learners
also identify vulnerabilities in hardware, software, locations, and
procedures that provide an opening to attackers and create risk to
organizations. Learners demonstrate risk assessment techniques through
hands-on application of software vulnerability testing tools.
|4 quarter credits|
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For this team, it's more than resumes and interview tips. It's about thoughtful and strategic career planning—beyond graduation.
Discover three key features to look for in a
program, and why they are important.
Having outstanding technical skills may qualify you for an IT job,
but soft skills may help get you the offer.
Possible careers include IT management, web
development, systems management, and analysis.
Here are just some of the career options you could explore with
our master’s in information technology, cybersecurity degree.
*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some
positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure,
certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because
many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella
cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a
promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you
to research requirements for your job target and career goals.
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