Our Graduate Certificate Programs give you the Specializations Edge you need to be successful
Cybersecurity is one of the fastest-growing and most undefined fields in today’s world. Globally, definitions of cybersecurity vary as much as the information that is being protected.
From government secrets and corporate intelligence to competitive advantage and the private medical information on individuals, data protection is a daunting task. Organizational roles are widely unknown, and many economies are failing from a security perspective. Hackers and cybercriminals now operate in large organized crime rings making billions of dollars from unsuspecting individuals, corporations, and governments. No one is safe.
EC-Council University’s Graduate Certificate Program focuses on the competencies necessary for cybersecurity professionals to become managers, directors, and CIOs. Students will experience not only specialized technical training in a variety of IT security areas, but they will also acquire an understanding of organizational structure and behavior, the skills to work within and across that organizational structure, and the ability to analyze and navigate its hierarchy successfully. Each certificate targets skills and understandings specific to particular roles in the IT security framework of an organization. The certificates can be taken individually or as multiples of up to five––each building across knowledge domains from IT practitioner skill levels to IT executive skill levels.
EC-Council University has created a sample framework of functional and executive roles derived roughly from the United States Department of Homeland Security Essential Body of Knowledge (EBK), as published in 2007.
Using that EBK matrix and the job roles identified in the U.S. Department of Defense descriptions (DODD8570.2) and corporate/industry input, the organization of the ECCU Graduate Certificate Program was created.
Born from the ECCU Master of Security Science Curriculum and mapped to industry standards, each graduate certificate contains a series of benefits:
- Preparation for Industry Recognized Certifications
- NSA Program Mappings
- Executive Leadership Development
- Master’s Level Education
- Promoting Critical Thinking
- Ethical Practice
- Scholarship & Research
Specific courses in the certificates satisfy program requirements for the federal NSTISSI (National Security Telecommunications and Information Systems Security Committee) 4011, 4012, 4013A, 4014, 4015, and 4016 standards for Information Systems Security Professionals, Designated Approving Authorities, System Administration in Information Systems Security, Information System Security Officer, Systems Certifier, and Information Security Risk Analyst, respectively.
Please see individual graduate certificate pages to identify the mappings.
The specified courseware has been certified at the highest national level by the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) and maps to the NSTISSI standards listed above. For more information, please visit CNSS – The Committee on National Security Systems.
The graduate certificates build upon each other, moving students through levels of skills and knowledge increasingly directed to managerial and leadership positions in cybersecurity.
Graduate certificates do not guarantee certification, but do prepare students to challenge the various independent industry examinations.
EC-Council University programs are delivered 100% online. EC-Council University has refined the course delivery to include online delivery methods with instructor-led e-learning components alongside individual assignments to create a successful, flexible learning environment to meet the tough scheduling requirements of today’s busy IT professionals.
Each program can be completed in 3 to 9 months.
Transfer of Credits:
Turn Your Certification into a Degree!
As a prospective EC-Council University student and current EC-Council Certification holder, you can also earn credits toward your courses based on your prior learning/industry certifications.
For more information on the Transfer of Credit program, click here.