Certificate in Computer and Network Security

About the Program

Available Online Only

This program will prepare IT Security Professionals and Information Systems Security Officers in the private and public sectors to
  • Design a network and computer infrastructure for an organization while considering security issues and controls.
  • Recognize security incidents and implement remedies, controls, and fixes using appropriate technologies and policies.
  • Design security remedies, controls, and fixes for next generation network services such as Voice over IP (VoIP), video, presence, multi protocol label switching (MPLS), and Instant Messaging (IM) services.
  • Address application security issues affecting the areas of data management, programming, operating systems, and Web applications/services.

The subject matter covered under the CNS Certificate Program falls within the framework of the (ISC) Common Body of Knowledge, a collection of topics relevant to information systems security professionals and used to assess the level of mastery required to obtain professional certifications like the CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional).

The Computer Network Security Certificate program consists of 15 credit hours of graduate coursework offered entirely online.

Online learning features web-based, instructor-led courses with practical, realistic assignments and personalized feedback. Classes are taught by faculty with advanced degrees, solid teaching experience and real-world expertise in information systems security.

Why Study Computer and Network Security?

Securing the computers and networks that host our information systems is considered the most pressing concern for business and organizations not only in the United States but around the world.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the increasing importance of information systems security will result in a strong demand for IT workers skilled in this trade well into the next decade.

Because computer and network security cannot be outsourced overseas, employers in this country are urgently seeking qualified candidates in this fascinating and rewarding career field.

Park University's CNS Program is Designed for IT Professionals Working in Corporate, Government, Military and Other Environments

Lightning-speed innovation in the world of Information Technology (IT) has revolutionized the way the world does business. Cutting-edge computer technologies mean that businesses, organizations and individuals around the globe can connect with one another in a matter of seconds, delivering information, services, resources and products in ways that are high-tech and high-touch.

But this new world is fraught with risk. The pervasive use of technology has spurred specialized criminal activity (everything from hacking to identity theft and cyber terrorism) which is increasingly difficult to prevent or even detect. As a result, a new area of expertise has emerged within the field of IT and is suddenly in demand by government, military and other organizations — the information systems security professional.

In response, Park University, a long-time leader in offering innovative degree programs, has launched a new graduate-level certificate program in Computer and Network Security. Offered through its Master of Public Affairs (M.P.A.) degree program, the certificate is designed for IT professionals looking to enhance their careers with documented skills in securing computing infrastructures to protect and defend information and information systems.