Information Security Postbaccalaureate Certificate
Description and Outcomes
The objective of the Information Security Postbaccalaureate Certificate program is to prepare you with the critical knowledge and technical skills to pursue entry-level positions in the field of information security. The certificate program is designed to provide foundational knowledge of key information technology areas including network operating systems, network security, threat detection and response methods, disaster recovery planning, cryptography, and information security and risk management.
This certificate program could also help you prepare for the CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification exams. Refer to the Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams section for important program disclosure information.
Qualified credits earned in fulfillment of this certificate program may be transferable to certain Purdue Global degree programs.
The Information Security Postbaccalaureate Certificate program consists of a minimum of 21 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate.
- Technology Skills: Apply current technical tools and methodologies to solve problems.
- Client Specifications: Analyze users’ technical issues.
- System Specifications: Design information systems.
- Technology Analysis: Evaluate IT trends, practices, and products.
- Business Analysis: Evaluate the potential impact of information systems and technology on business processes.
You must meet the below admissions requirements in addition to Purdue Global's general requirements.
Prior to enrollment, you must submit an unofficial transcript indicating receipt of a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. By the end of the first term, you must provide the University with an official copy of the transcript. Refer to the First-Term Responsibilities section for additional information.
Certain state certification and licensure boards have specific educational requirements for programs to lead to a license or nongovernmental certification that is a precondition for employment in a recognized occupation.
Unless otherwise specified, Purdue Global's programs are not designed to meet any specific state’s licensure or certification requirements. If certain licensed occupations, vocations, or professions are not explicitly listed, Purdue Global has not made a determination with respect to the licensure or certification requirements of those occupations, vocations, or professions. Licensure-track programs may limit enrollment to students in certain states; please see Purdue Global’s Program Availability Information to determine enrollment eligibility.
You are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. Such requirements may change during the course of your program. You are not automatically certified in any way upon program completion. Although certain programs are designed to prepare you to take various optional certification exams, Purdue Global cannot guarantee you will be eligible to take these exams or become certified. Your eligibility may depend on your work experience, completion of education and/or degree requirements, not having a criminal record, meeting other certification requirements, or the program or the University itself having appropriate accreditation or licensure.
Upon completion of the certificate program, you may be eligible to take the CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification exams.