|[July 31, 2014]
Capella University Announces New Online Master's Degree in Information Assurance and Security
MINNEAPOLIS --(Business Wire)--
Capella University (News - Alert) has announced a new online Master of Science in
Information Assurance and Security, with specializations in Digital
Forensics and Network
is a regionally accredited
online university* that offers online
degree programs designed to help working adults advance in their
Capella's MS in Information Assurance and Security provides numerous
advantages for working professionals seeking to advance their career
with a master's that aligns to key industry certifications and standards
in the field:
A curriculum designed around the most recent standards set by the
National Security Agency (News - Alert) (NSA), the International Organization for
Standardization ISO 27001, and the domains of knowledge represented in
several leading security certifications, including CISSP® (Certified
Information Security Systems Professional).
A Dual-Credential Pathway, offered in partnership with the InfoSec
Institute, which provides students the opportunity to earn their MS in
Information Assurance and Security degree and CISSP®
certification-in less time and for less money than pursuing each
The opportunity for students to save time and money by earning credit
toward this MS with knowledge demonstrated by earning select IT
certifications, such as CISM, CEH, and more.
A secure, virtual lab environment that allows students to develop and
enhance their skills by practicing with tools used in the information
security profession, including EnCase® and BackTrack.
A core curriculum designed to prepare information security
professionals to evaluate information security practices, analyze
emerging threats and countermeasures, and apply security management
Capella offers two specializations within its MS in Information
Assurance and Security. In the Digital Forensics specialization,
students examine the ways data can be hidden on a computer, evaluate
computer forensics investigation tools and procedures, apply methods of
handling and transporting uncovered data, and create the reports
necssary for presentation of evidence at trial. This specialization is
designed around industry standards and provides students with the
foundational information that contributes to the knowledge required to
sit for the Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFPSM)
and Certified Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) exams.
The Network Defense specialization prepares information security
professionals to assess, develop, and implement solutions to safeguard
the information assets and enterprise IT infrastructures of an
organization. It 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 Academic
Excellence for Information Assurance Education (CAEIAE) for the academic
Enrollment now open
For more information, please call
1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A snapshot of Capella and what makes it unique is available through the
The learning and career outcomes of Capella's students and alumni can be
found at www.capellaresults.org.
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Review of the MS in Information Assurance and Security is pending in
FL, KS, KY, SC, WA, and WI.
About Capella University
Capella University (www.capella.edu)
is a regionally accredited online university* that offers online degree
programs designed to help working adults advance in their careers. As of
June 30, 2014, more than 70 percent of Capella students were enrolled in
master's or doctoral degree programs in business, counseling, education,
health administration, human resource management, human services,
information technology, nonprofit management and leadership, nursing,
psychology, public administration, public health, public safety, and
social work. Capella also offers bachelor's degree programs in business,
information technology, nursing, psychology, and public safety. Within
those areas, Capella currently offers 142 graduate and undergraduate
specializations and 25 certificate programs, including six new direct
assessment degree delivery programs**. Approximately 36,000 students
were enrolled as of June 30, 2014, from all 50 states and 61 other
countries. Capella is committed to providing high-caliber academic
excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Founded in 1993,
Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education
Company (NASDAQ: CPLA), headquartered in Minneapolis. For more
information, please visit http://www.capella.edu
or call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552).
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page at http://www.facebook.com/CapellaUniversity.
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* Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and
is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor,
Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552), www.capella.edu.
**In accordance with U.S. Department of Education (ED) direct assessment
approval requirements, a notification has been submitted to the ED so
that the IT and Psychology FlexPath programs may be eligible for federal
financial aid. These programs are currently not approved for federal
financial aid. Capella University will keep applicants and learners
interested in FlexPath fully informed of any decisions made by the ED.
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