Information Technology Security Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Security Program is designed for individuals to advance their knowledge and career options in the field of information security. The certificate program focuses on fundamental principles of securing networks and computer systems, hands-on experience with configuration, design, development and administration of security tools, and an awareness of industry best practices. Graduates from the program will build a strong foundation in pursuing a career in the information security field.  The certificate can be taken as a stand-alone program or embedded as part of the Master of Science in Information Technology program.


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Program Snapshot

Required Courses: (12 credit hours) 

  • IT 6823: Information Security Concepts and Administration
Choose any three courses from the following:
  • IT 7303: Data Privacy Technologies
  • IT 7313: Physical IT Systems Security
  • IT 7333: Enterprise Cloud and Wireless Security
  • IT 7323: Computer Forensics
  • IT 7343: Ethical Hacking: Network Security and Penetration Testing
  • IS 7330: Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Planning

Total Number of Credit Hours: 12


Department of Information Technology

Kennesaw State University
Department of Information Technology
1100 South Marietta Parkway, MD 9046
Atrium (Building J) J393
Marietta, GA 30060

Phone: (470) 578-5572

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