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Certificate in Network and Application Security

Overview

 

Certificate programs provide proof of professional competency for specific skills in a shorter timeframe than a traditional undergraduate degree. A professional certificate can:

  • Enhance expertise
  • Significantly increase earning power
  • Build reputation
  • Increase ability to deliver high-quality work.

 

A Network and Application Security Certificate provides the student with competencies in the fundamentals of security and computer privacy. Certificate programs are non-degree and achieved after completing classes and training in a specific area or skill. Certificates are generally completed in about a year.

 

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Program Goals

 

The Certificate in Network and Application Security aims to help students enhance their expertise, improve their professional reputation and career opportunities, and deliver high-quality work.

 

Courses for the Network and Application Security Certificate will focus on the following:

 

  • Understanding basic principles of network security and computer privacy.
  • Exploring storage technologies, and grid computing.
  • Analyzing security risks and propose real world solutions.
  • Diagnosing attacks on computer systems and networks.

 

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Program Requirements

 

The Network and Application Security Certificate requires students to:

 

  • Complete the required 24 credits, and all courses listed for the course requirements for the specific program.
  • Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 in all coursework attempted at UoPeople
  • Earn an overall grade point average of at least 2.00 in all courses taken.
  • Complete all required exams.

 

Certificate programs are non-degree and achieved after completing classes and training in a specific area or skill. Certificates are generally completed in about a year.

 

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Curriculum

 

Individual courses are the building blocks of each certificate program. Course requirements are structured to ensure that student study encompasses a broad range of topics and approaches, with an appropriate balance maintained to enhance career skills and knowledge.

 

The Certificate in Network and Application Security is a 24-credit program establishing that the student has mastered the basic competences in network security.

 

To view the list of courses in the Network and Application Security Certificate, click here.

 

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Admission Requirements

 

To earn a certificate you must first apply and take the usual steps to enroll, including meeting basic admission requirements.

 

To meet admission requirements, applicants must:

 

  • Be 16 years old or older
  • Demonstrate English proficiency .

 

To apply for admissions consideration to UoPeople, applicants must complete an online application, including payment of a $60 non-refundable Application Fee.

 

Non-Native English Speakers

 

UoPeople’s online programs are American accredited and are taught in English. Therefore, non-native English speakers must demonstrate that they have a strong level of proficiency in English before beginning their program at UoPeople. Read more here

 

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Careers

 

To succeed in today’s evolving world of technology, it’s necessary to understand the latest in computer science and develop a well-rounded skillset.

 

Students looking to sharpen and enhance their expertise in the field of computer science will explore areas related to programming, applications, computing systems, networking and data security. Students will also receive vital practical skills to incorporate into their careers by earning a Certificate in Network and Application Security.

 

Those who earn a Network and Application Security Certificate may go on to advance their careers in cyber security, computer science, technology etc. They may also find work in the private sector offering their expertise in data security.

 

Explore the many career opportunities available to you after earning your certificate here.

 

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Transferability

 

Credits earned during certificate studies can be transferred within UoPeople if a student is later accepted into a degree program.

 

The transferability of credits you earn at University of the People is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer.

 

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Technology Requirements

 

To complete a certificate at University of the People, students will need to have consistent access to a device with a reliable internet connection. Most of the learning materials that students will be dealing with in their UoPeople courses are compatible with Adobe PDF or Microsoft Office.

 

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Costs

 

UoPeople is able to offer our students tuition-free programs because of our unique model of online higher education. Our minimal processing fees help to maintain our tuition-free  structure—allowing all qualified students to receive their education without educational instruction expenses, course material or annual enrollment fees. We ask for a non-refundable application fee of $60 and an assessment fee of $200 to be paid by the end of each course.

 

The estimated total fees for the Certificate in Network and Application Security are $ 1,660.

 

For more information on cancellation and refund policies, click here.

 

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FAQs

 

1. Why earn a Certificate in Network and Application Security?

The UoPeople Certificate in Network and Application Security is an excellent choice for working adults who want to learn more about data security and risk management. Perhaps you are interested in a career in cyber security, computer science, or want to prove to your employer that you have specific expertise in security. The Certificate in Network and Application Security can also be completed much more quickly than a full degree program, making it an excellent option for those who don’t want to spend years working toward an undergraduate degree.

 

 

2. How long will it take to earn my Certificate in Network and Application Security?

The Certificate in Network and Application Security is a 24-credit program that requires eight 3-credit courses to be completed. Students can take two courses per term, which means the certificate can be completed in as little as four terms, or approximately eight months. Of course, students can choose to take a single course per term if desired.

 

 

3. What kinds of assignments will I complete to earn my Certificate in Network and Application Security?

Each course will have its own unique assignments. In general, students can expect a mix of writing assignments, discussion board posts, exams, and projects. Expect to spend about 15 hours per week on each course to complete readings, research, writing, and study.

 

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