Kaplan University offers the National Security Administration Post-baccalaureate Certificate Program in the online format. Through the program, graduates will have the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills required to pursue entry-level positions in the field of information system management as well as get to explore critical information system areas such as development of strategic plans, management control of information systems, and information technology infrastructure. Graduates of the program become eligible to receive the Information Systems Security Professionals Certificate and the Senior Systems Managers Certificate from the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS).
Total program length is eighteen (18) credit hours. Required courses include Technology Infrastructure, Management of Information System, and Management Policy and Strategy. Qualified credits may be applied towards particular degree programs offered by the university. The program however is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
This certificate program is offered in four (4) Areas of Study including Corrections, Crime Scene Technician, Management and Supervision in Criminal Justice, and Private Security. The basic program focuses in protecting information sent over computer networks. Knowledge and skills in this particular area of study can prove to be a valuable asset otherwise.
Post–baccalaureate certificate programs are similar to graduate certificate programs since both require prior completion of a bachelor’s degree. The former however, does not necessitate admission to a graduate school. It offers more or less the same materials covered by the latter, but in a condensed form. A post-baccalaureate certificate program provides a preview of graduate school material to help students decide whether they want to pursue a master’s degree or not.