Cloud Security Architect (MSCS)
100% Online. Flexible. Accredited

Admission Inquiry

    New Term Starts on July 1, 2024

    Cloud Security Architect (MSCS)

    100% Online. Flexible. Accredited

    Admission Inquiry

      New Term Starts on July 1, 2024

      Cloud Security Architect specialization (MSCS)


      The Cloud Security Architect specialization focuses on planning, analyzing, designing, configuring, testing, implementing, maintaining, and supporting an organization’s on-premise and cloud security infrastructure.

      The Cloud Security Architect specialization trains you to harden enterprise architecture and cloud architecture from the most advanced attacks and secure programming practices to overcome these inherent drawbacks to pre-empt bugs from the code and designing and implementing cloud security.

      Program Summary




      12 (36 Credit Hours)


      2 Years – 10-week terms (4 per year)


      July 1, 2024


      Online (Flexible with Hands-On Experience)

      EC-Council University has been ranked in the “Top 45 Online Master’s in Internet Security Degree Programs” by, highlighting our high standards of quality postsecondary education.

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      Job Roles

      • Cloud Security Architect
      • Cloud Security Engineer
      • Cloud Security Analyst
      • 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
      • Cloud Information Security Specialist
      • Cloud Security Professional
      • Cloud Support Consultant
      • IT Support – Cloud
      • 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

      Industry Certifications Included in the Program!

      ECCU understands the current need of students to be industry-ready; hence, all of EC-Council’s relevant industry certifications have been included in the various specializations, allowing the student to graduate with not only a Master’s degree, but a string of certifications as well.

      Certifications Master’ Degree Courses EC-Council Examination Price ECCU Student Price
      ECCU 500
      Managing Secure Network Systems
      $350 + $100
      Application Fee
      Included in the Program
      ECCU 501
      Ethical Hacking & Countermeasures
      $950 + $100
      Application Fee
      Included in the Program
      ECCU 510
      Secure Programming
      $350 + $100
      Application Fee
      Included in the Program


      $540/Per Credit
      $540/Per Credit
      • Total Tuition Fee: $20, 440


      Ans.  A cloud architect is responsible for conversion of the technical requirements of a project into architectural designs that can then be used as a guide for the final product. They are required to bridge the gap between complex business problems and solutions. To become a cloud architect, candidates need to have a strong cloud computing background or something similar to it.

      Ans. Cybersecurity aspirants who wish to join the cyber workforce as a cloud security architect can opt for a Master of Science in Cyber Security (MSCS) degree with a specialization in Cloud Security Architect from EC-Council University. The degree has been designed to help candidates gain skills to help them grow and succeed.

      Ans. According to PayScale, the average salary of a security architect in the United States is $124,213. Whereas, a Security Architect, IT with Cloud Computing skills can earn an average salary of $139,166 in the US. Their salary can range between $97,000 and $182,000.

      Disclaimer – EC-Council University does not guarantee jobs or salary packages mentioned -above. Please refer to the sources mentioned to learn more.

      Ans. To become a cloud architect, cybersecurity aspirants should ideally have a strong background in cloud computing or something similar. Here are some skills that will help them in their journey as a cloud security architect – computer programming languages, digital security skills, good understanding of networking and knowledge of at least one operating system.

      Course Description

      ECCU 505 Introduction to Research and Writing

      Three Credit Hours

      This foundational core course introduces students to basic English writing skills and research methods, including APA style writing, citing sources, determining when a website is credible, effective communication, outlines, and collaboration. Students will write/present portions of the above in the course in various formats.

      MGMT 502 Business Essentials

      Three Credit Hours

      This course will lay a broad foundation of understanding the processes of global business principles for a varied population of students who work in businesses of all kinds, including the IT and IA fields. It covers the latest changes in Information Technology for Business, including computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), application software, and recent ethical issues arising from IT. Real-life business examples are added throughout the course that reinforce the business principles.

      ECCU 504 Foundations of Organizational Behavior

      Three Credit Hours

      This foundational course deals with organizational behavior and allows the technology practitioner to experience the basic facets of organizational theory and define the skills required to understand and apply the theory to a real organizational setting. Elements of the course are organizational structure, effective communication, team building, ethics, and project management as seen through the organizational lens.

      ECCU 516 The Hacker Mind: Profiling the IT Criminal

      Three Credit Hours

      Cyberspace has increased human communication, connectivity, creativity, capacity, and crime by leaps and bounds in the last decade. For all the positive aspects it offers, it offers as many negative aspects. Those negative aspects are explored and developed by everyone from the high school challenge hacker to an international terrorist. The IT criminal threatens businesses, governmental agencies, militaries, and organizations of every kind. This course will survey the spectrum of psychological attributes that may make up the profile of the IT criminal.

      ECCU 514 Leadership and Management in Organizations

      Three Credit Hours

      This course encompasses an extensive research project about cross-cultural differences in leadership conducted by a group of researchers in 62 countries. It lays a foundation for understanding the process of leadership. The study describes the roles, functions, and impact of global leadership concepts. Many team exercises provide the speed at which leaders must work. Research and views into how most cultures respond to this area of management are provided.

      ECCU 500 Managing Secure Network Systems

      Three Credit Hours

      This course focuses on evaluating network and Internet security issues, designing and implementing successful security policies and firewall strategies, and exposing the system and network vulnerabilities and defending against them. Topics include network protocols, network attacks, intrusion detection systems, packet filtering and proxy servers, Bastion hosts and honey pots, hardening routers, hardening security, email security, virtual private networks, and creating fault tolerance.

      ECCU 507 Linux Networking and Security

      Three Credit Hours

      This course focuses on configuring a secure Linux network using the command line and graphical utilities. Emphasis is placed on file-sharing technologies such as the Network File System, NetWare’s NCP file sharing, and File Transfer Protocol. Additional topics include making data secure, user security, file security, and network intrusion detection. Students will be required to take on the role of problem solvers and apply the concepts presented to situations that might occur in a work environment.

      ECCU 501 Ethical Hacking & Countermeasures

      Three Credit Hours

      This course focuses on how perimeter defenses work, how intruders escalate privileges, and methods of securing systems. Additional topics include intrusion detection, policy creation, social engineering, DoS attacks, buffer overflows, and virus creation.

      ECCU 520: Advanced Network Defense

      Three Credit Hours

      This course focuses on the fundamental areas of fortifying your defenses by discovering methods of developing a secure baseline and how to harden your enterprise architecture from the most advanced attacks. It provides segmentation and isolation to reduce the effectiveness of advanced persistent threats.

      ECCU 524: Designing and Implementing Cloud Security

      Three Credit Hours

      This course provides comprehensive knowledge of cloud services, as well as their characteristics, benefits, applications, and service models. It covers planning, designing, and implementing cloud security controls. It delves into various cloud standards, countermeasures, and best practices to secure information in the cloud. The program also emphasizes the business aspects of cloud security such as cloud uptime, uptime guarantee, availability, fault tolerance, failover policy, and how cloud security strengthens the business case for cloud adoption.

      ECCU 525: Security Cloud Platforms

      Three Credit Hours

      The sole benefit of cloud computing is to reduce operating costs and increase efficiency by getting rid of on-premise servers. However, poor cloud security practices make your environment vulnerable to threats like ransomware, denial of service, data breach, and various other malicious activities.

      This course focuses on how to best manage the risk in your cloud environments. It includes data protection, types of service models for cloud services, the right procedure for every deployment model, and dimensions of cloud security through theories and hands-on experience. Further, it teaches you to manage, configure, and implement cloud security services for a majority of available platforms.

      By the end of this course, you will be equipped with IT security skills––such as password management, role management, encryption, auditing, application control, access control, and centralized security monitoring––and will be able to leverage these skills to your advantage.

      ECCU 510: Secure Programming

      Three Credit Hours

      Certified Application Security Engineer (CASE) is a hands-on, Instructor-led, comprehensive application security course, which encompasses security activities involved in all of the phases of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC). The course also focuses on selecting and implementing the right security strategies, guidelines, and practices that are widely accepted and applicable to most environments used today.