Microsoft IT Professional
(192 Clock Hours / 12 Credit Hours – Estimated Completion Time 4 months)
Open the Door to Opportunities as a
Cyber Security Specialist
Cyber security is often cited among the fastest-growing career paths for the foreseeable future. Our daily life, economic vitality, and national security depend on a stable, safe, and resilient cyberspace. In 2015, according to Symantec Corporation, more than half a billion identities were stolen and the rise of zero day attacks rose more than 125% from 2014.
Our InfoSec Professional program focuses on training, certifying, and producing skilled cyber security professionals that meet and exceed industry needs. The program entails a highly interactive curriculum with an emphasis on hands on learning. Through a multidisciplinary approach integrating computer science, business, economics, intelligence studies, and college mathematics, students will be prepared for a career securing and defending enterprise infrastructures.
The InfoSec Professional program begins by solidifying foundational skills in cyber security. These skills consist of theoretical and hands on studies in the protection and application of network security, compliance/operational intelligence, threats, access control, and cryptography. Students will continue to build upon these skills by now learning the intentions and toolsets of hackers and rogue nations. Students will have the opportunity seeking and exploiting vulnerable web servers, poorly coded apps, and misconfigured IoT and computing devices to properly find solutions to remediate and mitigate infrastructures to acceptable risk levels. Finally, students will learn to document and report their findings to upper management.
After the completion of this program, student will have the opportunity to take and pass industry sought after certifications such as CompTIAs Security+, EC Council CEH/ECSA, and ISC2 CISSP.
To receive an InfoSec Professional Diploma, students must complete 15 credit hours for the program. Required courses are indicated below in “Program Breakdown”.
Transfer your Network Operations Credits
Network Operations students will be able to transfer their earned credits towards the completion of the Bachelor in Information Technology. Each class within this program is 3 credits, giving all students the opportunity to transfer their knowledge and credits.
- Attend class when it’s convenient for you – days, evenings or online.
- Take advantage of some of the most affordable tuition rates in the nation.
Transfer your Credits
- Transfer up to 90 credits toward your undergraduate degree.
Learn from experience
- Get real-world insight from faculty averaging 24 years of professional experience.
Get Prepared for IT Certifications:
CompTIA Security +
As part of your AU IT Program
AU prepares IT students for important certifications for specific areas of focus as part of their degree or diploma program, but the student
must apply for and complete the certifications on his or her own.
Suggested Program Breakdown by Course
|Course Number||Course Title||Credit Hours|
|CIT 480||Security Technology|
(Prep for Security+ Certification)
|CIT 481||Security Ethical Hacking|
(Prep for EC Council CEH Certification)
|CIT 482||Security Analyst|
(Prep for EC Council ECSA Certification)
|CIT 483||Information Systems Security|
(Prep for ISC2 CISSP Certification)
|CIT 484||Advanced Information Systems Security|
(Prep for ISC2 CISSP Certification)
What’s my investment?
We pride ourselves in delivery quality education at a lower cost. Atlantis University is half the cost of other traditional universities.
|Academic Institutions||Average Cost/Semester Per Semester|
(Graduate program = 4 months)
|University of Miami||$16,700.00|
|Nova Southeastern University||$12,200.00|
|Florida International University||$9,200.00|
|Atlantis University||$5,400.00 *Without scholarship|