This academic certificate is offered by the Department of Computer Science. After completing this certificate, students will have a solid understanding of practical topics in network security; policy and mechanism, malicious code; intrusion detection, prevention, response; cryptographic techniques for privacy and integrity; emphasis on tradeoffs between risk of misuse, cost of prevention, and societal issues; concepts implemented in programming assignments; advanced topics in design and analysis of network, database, and operating system security; current trends and research in mandatory and discretionary security policies.
All students must contact the certificate coordinator to discuss background qualifications prior to starting the certificate.
The certificate coordinator is a faculty member who will advise you
before you declare for the certificate and while you are taking courses.
|Certificate Application Prerequisite:|
|All students must have completed an undergraduate degree in a related field from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
▼ Steps to Get Started and Complete This Certificate
Follow these steps to apply and
complete this certificate:
- Contact the certificate coordinator to discuss your eligibility for the certificate. You will need to submit unofficial transcripts to the certificate coordinator that show you have completed a B.S. degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher before you may begin your certificate courses. If you are an international student, the transcript should be mapped to a U.S. grading scale.
- Apply for admission to the University of Idaho by following the steps to Get Started.
- You may use up to three approved transfer credits toward the certificate with departmental approval.
You must earn all certificate course credits from the University of
Idaho unless you plan to work toward a graduate degree in the same
- If you are
considering transferring the certificate course credits into a graduate program, you must
contact the certificate coordinator and department for early advising. A
maximum of 12 approved credits taken as a nondegree student or at
another institution can be transferred toward a master's degree.
- You will be required to obtain permission from the instructor prior to registering for a 500-level (graduate) course.
- After you have been admitted, declare the certificate by submitting an Academic Certificate Declaration (the bottom of page 2 of the Change of Curriculum form) to the certificate coordinator for department chair approval.
- Track your progress for your certificate on VandalWeb by first selecting the Student Information tab then the Degree Audit folder.
- A grade of 'B' or higher is required in all coursework for certificates offered by the College of Engineering.
- Coursework must not be more than five years old unless it is
being used in conjunction with the completion of a graduate degree.
- When you’ve completed all course requirements, apply for the certificate award on VandalWeb by first selecting the Student Information tab then the Apply for Degree or Certificate folder.
This academic certificate consists of 12 credits selected from the courses listed below and approved by the certificate coordinator.
|Required Courses (6 credits)
||Advanced Information Assurance Concepts
|Electives (6 credits)
|Survivable Systems and Networks
|Special Topics (as approved by the certificate coordinator)