Capella University

MS - Network Defense

Address:

225 South 6th Street, 9th Floor

Minneapolis, MN 55402

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MS - Network Defense

Format: Online

Program Description:

Capella University’s Master’s in Network Defense program prepares information security professionals to assess, develop, and implement solutions to safeguard the information assets and enterprise IT infrastructures of an organization. You’ll also gain hands-on experience managing real-time responses to security breaches using Nessus® to perform vulnerability assessments, including system sanitizing and hardening, in Capella’s virtual lab environment.

The core curriculum in this program includes and expands on the International Organization for Standardization ISO 27001 and includes the domains of knowledge represented in several leading security certifications, including CISSP®.

The Master’s in Network Defense program is designed around industry standards and provides students with the foundational information that contributes to the knowledge required to sit for the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Certified Network Defense Architect (CNDA) exams.

Capella University has been designated as a National Security Agency/Department of Homeland Security National Center of Excellence for Information Assurance Education (CAEIAE) for the academic years 2012–2017.

With your master’s in Network Defense, you’ll prepare to lead or consult in the practice of investigating incidents involving information technology assets and data in a variety of professional settings.

Common jobs with an online master’s in Network Defense include network security analyst, internet security analyst, exploitation analyst, network intelligence analyst, information security analyst, security management specialist, computer systems analyst, network and computer systems administrator, auditor, security manager, intelligence analyst, cyber security engineer, consultant (cyber security), chief security officer, or chief information security officer.

Capella Education Company was named one of Forbes magazine’s “100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America” for 2014 (Forbes, 2014).

Accreditation:

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552), www.capella.edu

Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Other

Loans Offered: Capella participates in Federal financial aid programs including the Federal Pell Grant Program and Federal Stafford Loan Program. Capella is also eligible to certify Veterans Educational Benefits and can provide info on other non-federal loan programs.

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