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Graduate Certificate in Information Security

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Today’s businesses rely on information, such as personnel details, client lists, marketing information, and more, stored entirely on network databases.

Because hackers could infiltrate a network if a firewall shuts down for even a minute, information security, including protecting databases with a range of policies, products, technologies, and procedures, is more important than ever.

Prepare for Certification

With this graduate certificate, you may be eligible to take the Certified Ethical Hacking certification exam.*

Note: This program is not eligible for Title IV federal financial aid.

Graduate Certificate in Information Security Program Highlights

The online Graduate Certificate in Information Security’s curriculum provides you with the opportunity to:

  • Study to acquire the knowledge, skills, and confidence to help you advance in the IT field.
  • Explore network operating systems, network security, threat detection and response methods, disaster recovery planning, cryptography, and information security and risk management.
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Higher Education at the Highest Standards

Purdue University Global is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to the highest standards. Our specific programs hold additional industry-relevant approvals and accreditations.

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What are the Career Opportunities?

This program is designed to provide you with the specialized knowledge to prepare for career advancement in the field of information security.

Prepare for Future Studies

Credits earned in fulfillment of this certificate may be applied toward the requirements of certain Purdue Global degree programs. When the time is right, come back and earn your degree online at Purdue Global.

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How Do I Get Started?

We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.


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October 17, 2018

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December 05, 2018

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January 23, 2019

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March 13, 2019

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April 24, 2019

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June 12, 2019

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July 24, 2019

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September 11, 2019

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October 23, 2019

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December 11, 2019

What Courses Will I Take?

The curriculum in this program focuses on the key technical skills and knowledge that can be applied immediately to the field of information security. Courses include:

  • Management of Information Security
  • Computer and Network Security
  • Ethical Hacking and Network Defense
  • Cryptography Concepts and Techniques
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Program Requirements
  • Core Credits16
  • Total Credits16

Can I Afford This?

Here are some of the ways we can help lower the cost of your tuition and help you graduate sooner.

Tuition and Fees

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Desired Track Only one track is available for this program.
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Online, Rockville, Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin

$420.00 cost per credit
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Tuition does not include University fees and associated program fees. View tuition and fee information or contact an Admissions Advisor for more information.

Indiana resident military veterans: tuition for online undergraduate degree and certificate programs is $220.00 per quarter credit hour.

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*Students are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. The University cannot guarantee students will be eligible to sit for or pass exams. In some cases, work experience, additional coursework beyond the Purdue Global program, fieldwork, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams.

Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.