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 – 12 week terms (4 per year)


6th Apr, 2020


Online (Flexible with Hands-On Experience)

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 need today of students to be industry ready and 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.



Degree Courses

ECCU 500

Managing Secure Network Systems

ECCU 501

Ethical Hacking & Countermeasures

ECCU 510

Secure Programming


Examination Price

$350 + $100

Application Fee

$950 + $100

Application Fee

$350 + $100

Application Fee


Student Price

Included in the Program

Included in the Program

Included in the Program


Region 1

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

Region 2

$473/Per Credit
$473/Per Credit
  • Total Tuition Fee: $17,028

Region 3

$405/Per Credit
$405/Per Credit
  • Total Tuition Fee: $14,580

Course Description

ECCU 505 Introduction to Research and Writing for the IT Practitioner

Three Credit Hours

This foundational core course introduces students to basic English writing skills and research methods also 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 business principles globally and 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), applications software, and recent ethical issues arising from IT. Real-life business examples are added throughout the course that reinforces the business principles.

ECCU 504 Foundations of Organizational Behavior for the IT Practitioner

Three Credit Hours

This foundation 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, effec tive 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

Cyber space has increased human communication, connectivity, creativity, capacity and crime by leaps and bounds in the last decade. For all of 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 the international terrorist. Businesses, governmental agencies, militaries, and organizations of every kind are threatened by the IT criminal. This course will survey the spectrum of psychological attributes which may make up the profile of the IT criminal.

ECCU 514 Quantum Leadership

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 of understanding the process of leadership. The study describes the roles, functions and impact of global leadership concepts. The speed at which leadership must work is provided by many team exercises. 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, implementing successful security policies and firewall strategies, exposing system and network vulnerabilities and defending against them. Topics include network protocols, network attacks, intrusion detection systems, packet filtering and proxy servers, Bastion host 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 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 the advanced persistent threats.

ECCU 524: Designing and Implementing Cloud Security

Three Credit Hours

This course focuses provides comprehensive knowledge of cloud services, 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 operation cost and increase efficiency by getting rid of on-premise servers. However, poor Cloud Security practices makes your environment vulnerable to threats like ransomwares, 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 centralised security monitoring, and will be able to leverage these skills to your advantage.

ECCU 510 Secure Programming

Three Credit Hours

This course provides the essential and fundamental skills for secure programming. The most prevalent reason behind buggy code and vulnerabilities being exploited by hackers and malicious code is the lack of adoption of secure coding practices. This program will ensure that students are exposed to the inherent security drawbacks in various programming languages or architectures. They will be exposed to exercise secure programming practices to overcome these inherent drawbacks to preempt bugs from the code.