Graduate Certificate Program

Our Graduate Certificate Programs give you the Specializations Edge you need to be successful

Cyber Security is one of the fastest growing and most undefined fields in today’s world. Globally, definitions of Cyber Security vary as much as the information that is being protected.

From government secrets and corporate intelligence; competitive advantage to 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 cyber criminals are now operating 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 Cyber Security 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 singly or as multiples up to a set of five–each building across knowledge domains from IT practitioner skill levels to IT executive skill levels.

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Program Benefits

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 US 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
  • Masters 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 understandings increasingly directed to managerial and leadership positions in Cyber Security.

Graduate certificates do not guarantee certification but do prepare students to challenge the various independent industry examinations.

Program Delivery

EC-Council University programs are delivered 100% online. Through years of adult learning experience, 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.

Duration

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 towards your courses, as a result of your prior learning/industry certifications.

For more information on Transfer of Credit, Click here.

Our Graduate Certificate Programs

Information Security Professional

The Information Security Professional Graduate Certificate focuses on three areas:

  • Ethical hacking & Countermeasures
  • Managing Secure Network Systems
  • Organizational behavior

The unique combination of these content areas creates the functional and organizational skill set required to design and direct the implementation of any information security plan. Upon completion of the certificate, the student will possess the ability to build, maintain, test and communicate a secure structure at every level of the organization.

This certificate provides the framework for the four subsequent certificates and/or the Master of Security Science.

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Required Courses

Required courses also prepare students to sit for the corresponding EC-Council certifications.

  • ECCU 500 Managing Secure Network Systems
  • ECCU 501 Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures
  • ECCU 505 Research and Writing for the IT Practitioner

Job Roles

  • Ethical hackers
  • System Administrators
  • Network Administrators and Engineers
  • Auditors
  • Information Assurance (IA) Security Officer
  • Information Security Analyst/Administrator
  • Information Security Manager/Specialist
  • Information Systems Security Engineer/Manager
  • Security Analyst
  • Information Security Officers
  • Information Security Auditors
  • Risk/Vulnerability Analyst
  • Network Administrators
  • Network security Administrators
  • Network Security Engineer
  • Network Defense Technicians
  • CND Analyst
  • Security Operator

Program Mappings to Certificates

The EC-Council University Graduate Certificate program prepares students to challenge the following industry certification exams:

Admission Requirements

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Security Analyst

This concentration focuses on testing methods and techniques to effectively identify and mitigate risks to the security of a company’s infrastructure, while providing application and network based security vulnerability assessments, penetration tests, securing wireless networks including authentication, authorization, and encryption in accordance with industry-accepted methods and protocols.

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Required Courses

Required courses also prepare students to sit for the corresponding EC-Council certifications

  • ECCU 503 Security Analysis and Vulnerability Assessment
  • ECCU 506 Conducting Penetration and Security Testing
  • ECCU 509 Securing Wireless Networks

Program Mappings to Certificates

The EC-Council University Graduate Certificate Program prepares students to challenge the following industry certification exam:

Job Roles

  • Information Security Manager/Specialist
  • Information Security Auditor
  • Risk/Vulnerability Analyst/Manager
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Penetration Tester
  • Security Architect
  • Computer Network Defender
  • Cybersecurity Defense Analyst
  • Information Security (IS) Director
  • Information Assurance (IA) Program Manager
  • IT Project Manager
  • Application Security Engineer/Manager
  • Enterprise Architect
  • Security Architect
  • Research & Development Specialist
  • Systems Requirements Planner
  • System Testing and Evaluation Specialist
  • Information Systems Security Developer
  • Systems Developer
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Network Operations Specialist
  • System Administrator
  • Systems Security Analyst
  • Cyber Defense Analyst
  • Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist
  • Vulnerability Assessment Analyst
  • Warning Analyst
  • Exploitation Analyst
  • All-Source Analyst
  • Mission Assessment Specialist
  • Target Developer
  • Target Network Analyst
  • Multi-Disciplined Language Analyst
  • All Source-Collection Manager
  • All Source-Collection Requirements Manager
  • Cyber Intel Planner
  • Cyber Ops Planner
  • Partner Integration Planner
  • Cyber Operator
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Information Security Officer
  • Chief Security Officer
  • Information Assurance Security Officer

Admission Requirements

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Prerequisites

  • ECCU 501 – Ethical Hacking must be completed before ECCU 503 Security Analysis and Vulnerability Assessment can be taken
  • ECCU 503 Security Analysis and Vulnerability Assessment must be completed before ECCU 506 Conducting Penetration and Security Testing can be taken

Pricing

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Enterprise Security Architect

This concentration focuses on planning, analyzing, designing, configuring, testing, implementing, maintaining, and supporting an organization’s computer and network security infrastructure. It also covers hardening enterprise architecture from the most advanced attacks, secure programming practices to overcome these inherent drawbacks to preempt bugs from the code and designing and implementing cloud security.

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Required Courses

Required courses also prepare students to sit for the corresponding EC-Council certifications

  • ECCU 510 Secure Programming
  • ECCU 520 Advanced Network Defense
  • ECCU 524 Designing and Implementing Cloud Security and Security

Program Mappings to Certificates

The EC-Council University Graduate Certificate Program prepares students to challenge the following industry certification exam:

Job Roles

  • IT analyst
  • Systems analyst
  • Computer Network Architect
  • Enterprise Architect
  • Security Architect
  • Systems Requirements Planner
  • System Testing and Evaluation Specialist
  • Information Systems Security Developer
  • Systems Developer
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Network Operations Specialist
  • System Administrator
  • Systems Security Analyst
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Information Security Officer
  • Chief Security Officer
  • Information Assurance Security Officer

Admission Requirements

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Prerequisites

  • ECCU 501 – Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures must be completed before ECCU 520 Advanced Network Defense and ECCU 524 Designing and Implementing Cloud Security and Security can be taken

Pricing

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Digital Forensics

This Graduate Certificate focuses on planning, analyzing, designing, configuring, testing, implementing, maintaining, and supporting an organization’s computer and network security infrastructure. It also covers hardening enterprise architecture from the most advanced attacks, secure programming practices to overcome these inherent drawbacks to preempt bugs from the code and designing and implementing cloud security.

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Required Courses

Required courses also prepare students to sit for the corresponding EC-Council certifications

  • ECCU 502 Investigating Network Intrusions and Computer Forensics
  • ECCU 517 Cyber Law
  • ECCU 521 Advanced Mobile Forensics and Security

Program Mappings to Certificates

The EC-Council University Graduate Certificate Program prepares students to challenge the following industry certification exam:

Job Roles

  • Forensic Analyst
  • Cyber Crime Investigator
  • Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst
  • Incident Responder
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Information Security Officer
  • Chief Security Officer
  • Information Assurance Security Officer

Admission Requirements

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Prerequisites

  • ECCU 505 Research and Writing for the IT Practitioner must be completed before ECCU 517 Cyber Law can be taken
  • ECCU 501 – Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures and ECCU 502 Investigating Network Intrusions and Computer Forensics must be completed before ECCU 521 Advanced Mobile Forensics and Security can be taken

Pricing

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Incident Management and Business Continuity

This concentration focuses on handling and responding to various security incidents, identifying vulnerabilities and taking appropriate countermeasures to prevent information failure risks, and the skills to identify, structure, forecast, envision, design, plan, implement, account for, and lead a team through change that has been strategically planned to advance the organization.

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Required Courses

Required courses also prepare students to sit for the corresponding EC-Council certifications

  • ECCU 512 Beyond Business Continuity: Managing Organizational Change
  • ECCU 513 Disaster Recovery
  • ECCU 522 Incident Handling and Response

Program Mappings to Certificates

The EC-Council University Graduate Certificate Program prepares students to challenge the following industry certification exam:

Job Roles

  • Director/Manager – Business Continuity
  • Information Assurance (IA) Program Manager
  • IT Project Manager
  • Disaster Recovery Analyst/Manager
  • Director/Manager – Business Continuity
  • Cyber Defense Incident Responder
  • Incident Handler
  • Incident Manager
  • Incident Responder
  • Disaster Recovery Program Manager
  • Disaster Recovery Analyst
  • IT Disaster Recovery Analyst
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Information Security Officer
  • Chief Security Officer
  • Information Assurance Security Officer

Admission Requirements

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Prerequisites

  • ECCU 505 Research and Writing for the IT Practitioner must be completed before ECCU 512 Beyond Business Continuity: Managing Organizational Change can be taken
  • ECCU 501 – Ethical Hacking and must be completed before ECCU 522 Incident Handling and Response can be taken

Pricing

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Executive Leadership in Information Assurance

This Graduate Certificate focuses on providing the fundamental skills that are needed to understand global leadership concepts, bring together all the components required for a C-Level position, and providing students with the knowledge of how to manage IT security projects to enhance the success rate for both organizations and IT managers.

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Required Courses

Required courses also prepare students to sit for the corresponding EC-Council certifications

  • ECCU 511 Global Business Leadership
  • ECCU 523 Executive Governance and Management
  • ECCU 515 Project Management in IT Security

Program Mappings to Certificates

The EC-Council University Graduate Certificate Program prepares students to challenge the following industry certification exam:

Note: In order to qualify to sit for the CCISO Exam, candidates must have five years of experience in each of the 5 CCISO domains verified via the Exam Eligibility Application.

Job Roles

  • IT Project Manager
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Information Security Officer
  • Chief Security Officer
  • Information Assurance Security Officer

Admission Requirements

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Prerequisites

  • ECCU 505 Research and Writing for the IT Practitioner must be completed before ECCU 511 Global Business Leadership can be taken
  • ECCU 501 – Ethical Hacking and must be completed before ECCU 523 Executive Governance and Management can be taken

Pricing

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Graduate Certificate Program Requirements

The application fee is $65.00 USD, and is non-refundable.

Documents should be uploaded in the proper area within the online application form.

Official Identification

Include a clear scan of your government issued identification.

We will accept:

US applicants
  • Driver’s license
  • State issued ID card
  • US Passport

International applicants
  • Official Government ID
  • Driver’s license
  • Passport

US applicants

Optional– Unofficial transcript included in application.
Upload a copy of your transcript on the admissions application. This will expedite the admissions process, allowing you to begin classes while we wait on the arrival of your official transcripts.

Required– Official transcripts
Contact the University where you earned your Bachelor’s degree and request that they send your official transcripts. Official transcripts must be sent to:

ATTN: Registrar
EC-Council University
101 C Sun Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109, USA

International applicants

Include a scan of your University transcript on the admissions application.

1. Some international transcripts can be evaluated in-house. If our internal evaluator can evaluate your transcripts, then you will not need to obtain a NACES evaluation. If you would prefer that your transcripts are evaluated in house, you will need to contact the University where you earned your bachelor’s degree and request that they send your official transcript. We must receive an official transcript to complete the admissions process. All documents written and issued in a foreign language must have a certified English translation attached.

Official transcripts must be sent to:
ATTN: Registrar
EC-Council University
101 C Sun Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109, USA

2. If our evaluator cannot evaluate your transcript you must have the transcript evaluated by an evaluator who is a member of NACES. You must choose an evaluator who is a member of NACES to complete the evaluation. A list of evaluators can be found on the NACES website. https://www.naces.org/members.html The evaluator must send the results of the evaluation directly to ECCU.

Official evaluation results must be sent directly to:
ATTN: Registrar
EC-Council University
101 C Sun Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109, USA

US applicants

No proof required

International applicants

There are several ways to show proof that you meet the English requirement.

1. If your degree is earned in a country where English is the official language then you do not need to provide additional proof. For example, If you degree was earned in the UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand, Nigeria .

2. If English was the language of instruction at the University where you earned your Bachelor’s degree then you can provide a letter from the institution stating that English was the language of instruction, and/or you can also request that the NACES evaluator state the language of instruction on the degree evaluation.

Here is a list of countries where Higher Education is commonly conducted in English:

Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Montserrat, Namibia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

3. You can show English proficiency by taking a recognized English proficiently test.

  1. Official TOEFL PBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language Paper-Based Test) score of 550 or better;
  2. OR Official TOEFL IBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test) score of 71 or better;
  3. OR Official IELTS (International English Language Test) score of 6.5 or better.

In order to qualify for admission to the MSCS or the Graduate Certificate program at EC-Council University, all enrolling students must be 18 years of age and have an earned Bachelor’s degree from an appropriately accredited institution with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or better.

Students whose undergraduate degrees are not in or related to the subject of information technology will be further evaluated based on work experience in the field and/or certifications achieved in information technology prior to an admission decision.

Applicants who have been denied admission may appeal the decision to the Dean.

  • Current Resume

Additional documentation in support of an applicant’s candidacy may be requested as deemed necessary by EC-Council University. All application documents are the property of EC-Council University, and will not be returned to the applicant.

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