Introducing A Graduate Professional Certificate in Computer and Network Security

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Nov 20, 2013 (3 years and 8 months ago)

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Introducing
A Graduate Professional Certificate in
Computer and Network Security
The Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program (ITP) at the University of Colorado at
Boulder is proud to offer a new Graduate Professional Certificate in Computer and Network
Security.

Overview:
To understand network security requires more than simply taking an introductory course on
network security; it requires a comprehensive understanding of not only how networks
operate but also how users behave on the network. Simply designing a technically secure
network fails to appreciate the social engineering vulnerabilities facing modern networks. To
actually protect networks requires a detailed and well-executed process, one that includes
substantial technical, behavioral, economic, accounting, and policy understanding.
Therefore, students must gather a wide range of training and experiences to truly understand
what is required to secure a network.

The certificate covers a wide range of topics and includes not only the fundamentals of how networks operate and how
to secure these networks, but also how to approach security in a practical manner. Security issues and topics range
from technical theory to legal procedures. The curriculum consists of two required core courses and two electives:
Core Courses:
TLEN 5530 Applied Network Security
TLEN 5540 Network Security Lab




Benefits

Develop critical competencies in 12 – 18 months

Courses delivered both on campus and via asynchronous, distance learning

Graduate credit earned can apply toward a Master’s in Telecommunications or a Master’s in Electrical and
Computer Engineering

Interaction with an industry-diverse and world-wide student body

Admission Requirements:
Students entering the certificate program should be professionally familiar with data networks and/or
telecommunications networks. Familiarity with at least one wireless system would be an advantage. Alternatively,
students should take the following courses and pass with a 3.0 GPA or better before enrolling in the certificate program:

TLEN 5330 Data Communications 1

TLEN 5460 Telecommunications Systems Lab

Visit the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program web site (http://itp.colorado.edu) to explore application and
admission details.
Electives:
TLEN 5290 Introduction to Trustworthy Computing
TLEN 5420 Foundations of Computer and Network Security
TLEN 5490 Network Programming
TLEN 5832 Privacy, Security and Digital Rights Mgt.
ECEN 5022 Cryptography