Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Security
PREP FOR SECURITY+ CERTIFICATION AT CTU
The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a specialization in Security explores general methodologies used to assess and manage risks to information security and examines the activities involved in the process of information security risk management for a business organization. The robust and rigorous project-based curriculum is designed to help prepare you with industry-current, firsthand knowledge of the design, development and delivery of high-quality IT projects aimed at meeting management expectations. In addition to acquiring a comprehensive understanding of network security, students can create a portfolio of projects they can use to demonstrate their knowledge and skills to prospective employers.
Obtaining your Security+ Certification can provide you with an internationally recognized credential that demonstrates your competency in IT security issues. This CTU degree program offers a curriculum designed in accordance with standards set by CompTIA, the leading independent provider of IT certifications in the world.
Coursework is designed to prepare you with the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the Security+ certification exam, the 8th most requested certification for IT occupations in 2013.*
National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity 2014-2021**
Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcomission.org
Online | Colorado Springs | Denver
The following courses are specific to the Security specialization.2 To view courses that must be completed for all Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degrees, visit the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology overview page.
- Principles of Network Security
- Security Risk Management
- Ethical Hacking
- Vulnerability Assessment and Management
- Software Assurance*
- Database Security
- Computer Forensics I
- Cloud Computing, Privacy and Security
- Advanced Research in IAS and IT Management*
- Security Compliance
- Security Capstone*
- Network Infrastructure Administration*
- Security Management*
- Security Architecture
- Disaster Recovery*
- Project Performance and Quality Assurance
*Students choosing a Project Management focus will take the courses listed below in the Project Management track in place of the courses listed above with an asterisk (*):
- Organizational Leadership
- Project Risk Management
- Contracts and Procurement
- Project Scheduling and Cost
- HR Project Management
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Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
If you want to achieve more in your career, you have to own every opportunity— starting with the right Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree. Potential career paths for those who earn a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology in Security include:3
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- Systems Engineer
- Software Developer
- Software Engineer
- Systems Analyst
- Applications Engineer
- Application Developer
- Network Security Engineer
- Test Engineer
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1 Students may be required to complete some or all coursework for the program via Virtual Campus delivery.
2Degrees pursued online may be slightly different than those pursued on campus.
3http://burning-glass.com/job-market-data/; The career titles are provided by Burning Glass. These results are based upon an analysis of over 7 million current job listings compiled from over 17,000 sources – the world’s most comprehensive repository of job openings. Students who earn this degree should not view this list as exhaustive and are not limited to only these options post-graduation. Some career titles listed above may not be entry-level and may require further education or job experience.
*CTU does not guarantee third-party certifications. Certification requirements for taking and passing certification examinations are not controlled by CTU but by outside agencies and are subject to change by the agencies without notice to CTU. Therefore, CTU cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take certification examinations, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
**CTU has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity for academic years 2014-2021 for its cybersecurity and information assurance programs
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