The information assurance certificate program prepares graduates for employment in various levels of information technology industry. The skills included in the course work are required to be successful in such positions as information security specialist, network security analyst, and information security manager.
The program is structured to achieve this objective through 15 s.h. of advanced course work. Information in the course is cumulative; therefore the program requires three semesters to complete.
The information assurance certificate program is offered online via the Internet. Students in the program are required to have fully functional computer hardware and full Internet connectivity.
Due to the nature of the advanced skills, the prerequisites of this program include the knowledge of basic data communication, computer networking, and computer operation as evidenced by one of the following: COMPTIA Network+ certification or Cisco CCNA certification or equivalent course work. The prerequisite requirement can also be achieved by taking several ECU courses.