IT and Cybersecurity Policy Certificate Online

Gain immediate cybersecurity expertise with this stackable online certificate program. Expand your professional opportunities by building practical experience managing security policies.

Apply by: 5/8/23
Start classes: 5/22/23
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Program Overview

Advance your career with the IT and Cybersecurity Policy Certificate online program

Total Tuition: $14,775
Program Duration: As few as 11 Months
Credit Hours: 15

Lead organizational efforts to protect critical networks with the IT and Cybersecurity Policy Certificate from La Salle University. This flexible online program emphasizes immediate learning that mirrors current trends and emerging technologies within the cybersecurity industry. Prepare for leadership roles crafting cybersecurity policy as you learn from faculty with valuable connections in their field.

Designed for working professionals, all coursework for the IT and Cybersecurity Policy Certificate can be easily accessed 100 percent online. This flexible program allows you to focus on specific areas of professional interest or stack certificates as you work toward a full master’s degree.

In the online IT and Cybersecurity Policy Certificate program, you will learn how to:

  • Develop, propose, plan and manage an organization’s security policies
  • Identify federal and global legislation related to security and security threats
  • Develop corporate plans for mitigating business disruptions and disasters
  • Develop, propose, plan and manage an organization’s security policies
  • Identify federal and global legislation related to security and security threats
  • Develop corporate plans for mitigating business disruptions and disasters

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Total Tuition: $14,775
Program Duration: As few as 11 Months
Credit Hours: 15
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Tuition

Take advantage of our budget-friendly tuition

Our IT and Cybersecurity Policy Certificate online program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition which is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All program and course fees are included in the total tuition cost.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition: $14,775
Per Credit Hour: $985

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition: $14,775
Per Credit Hour: $985

Calendar

Benefit from the flexibility offered by our multiple start dates

La Salle University online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year.

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date: 5/8/23
Next Class Start Date: 5/22/23
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Summer 15/22/235/8/235/12/235/17/235/18/237/16/238 weeks
Fall 18/28/238/14/238/18/238/23/238/24/2310/22/238 weeks
Fall 210/23/2310/9/2310/13/2310/18/2310/19/2312/17/238 weeks

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date: 5/8/23
Next Class Start Date: 5/22/23

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Admissions

Learn how to apply to the IT and Cybersecurity Policy Certificate online program

Applications for the IT and Cybersecurity Policy Certificate are evaluated on a holistic basis. The Admissions Committee takes into account interest, aptitude and potential for achievement in graduate studies. The requirements include:

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • No GMAT required

Prior to evaluation by the Admissions Committee, applicants must submit the following:

  • Transcript(s) from the college/university where you earned your bachelor’s degree and, if applicable, master’s degree. You will be notified if you need to submit additional transcripts for advising purposes.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • No GMAT/GRE required
  • A current professional resume
  • Provide a personal statement (about 500 words in length) explaining why you are interested in this program, your qualifications and how this program will assist with your professional goals

Documentation can be sent via email to [email protected]. If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

La Salle University
Office of Adult Enrollment
Box 112
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141

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Courses

Examine the curriculum for our IT and Cybersecurity Policy Certificate online program

For the IT and Cybersecurity Policy Certificate online, the curriculum is comprised of a maximum of five courses (15 credit hours)—depending on prior academic and professional experience.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course considers privacy both on- and off-line; legal background of intellectual property and e-mail; ethics and codes of ethics; effects of computers on work and society; and responsibilities and risks of computing, including topics such as accuracy of information, e-waste, and multitasking. This course includes an examination of government policies and regulations related to data security and information assurance.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course explores all aspects of computing and communications security, including policy, authentication, authorization, administration, and business resumption planning. It examines key security technologies, such as encryption, firewalls, public-key infrastructures, smart cards, and related technologies that support the development of an overall security architecture. Coursework includes plans for developing and implementing a technology security strategy focused on business needs.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course explores the area of Risk Management with particular emphasis on Business Continuity Management. Risk Management involves assessing threats which may lead to disastrous events, evaluating control alternatives and implementing solutions. Potential threats include terrorist, criminal, industrial, natural, technological, environmental, economic and political. Practical solutions to enable an organization to protect assets, mitigate risk, manage crisis and recover after a disaster will be discussed. The role of business and government will be explored, as well as professional practices, standards and strategies. The course is designed to expose the student to all aspects of a holistic Business, Continuity & Crisis Management program and to determine the most appropriate requirements.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Learners will explore white collar misconduct that constitutes civil and/or criminal fraud in a corporate setting, including but not limited to: (1) falsification of business records; (2) false billing; (3) forgery of documents or signatures; (4) embezzlement; (5) creation of false companies; (6) false insurance claims; (7) bankruptcy fraud; (8) investment frauds (such as Ponzi schemes); (9) tax fraud; and (10) securities fraud. Students will develop processes and procedures for proper evidence management as well as learn how to prepare to serve as an expert witness and write legally sound expert reports. Prerequisites: ECF 610.
Choose one of the following elective courses
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This experiential course emphasizes the importance of feedback and self-assessment for leadership development. It includes extensive assessment of each participant’s management style and skills based on self-evaluations (using structured questionnaires) and feedback from coworkers, faculty, and other participants. Leadership development experiences emphasize time and stress management, individual and group problem-solving, communication, power and influence, motivation, conflict management, empowerment, and team leadership. Each participant identifies skills he or she needs to develop and reports on efforts to develop those skills.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces students to the field of artificial intelligence (AI). Students will learn how big data and data mining techniques are utilized by machines to create the AI models used by autonomous aircraft and automobiles, personal assistants, IT security software, fraud investigations and credit bureaus. The course will review the history, present day use, and future of artificial intelligence. Through case studies and current events, students will examine the benefits and risks associated with AI. The course will cover issues related to AI and privacy, ethics, and machine bias. Neuromorphic computing, the Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX), and data analytics will also be discussed.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces students to the differences between cybercrime, cyber espionage, and cyber warfare by discussing the relationship of cyber intrusions and cybersecurity to nations, businesses, society, and people. Students will use case studies to analyze the threats, vulnerabilities and risks present in these environments, and develop strategies to reduce the breaches and mitigate the damages.

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