The Security Analyst specialization focuses on testing methods and techniques to effectively identify and mitigate risks to the security of a company’s infrastructure while providing application and network-based security vulnerability assessments, pen testing, securing wireless networks including authentication, authorization, and encryption in accordance with industry-accepted methods and protocols.
By specializing as a Security Analyst, you will be trained in various domains, through specialized online ethical hacking and penetration testing courses.
Level of study: Graduate
Number of courses: 12 (36 Credit Hours)
Duration: 2 Years – 12-week terms (4 per year)
Term begins on: October 4th, 2021
Mode of study: Online (Flexible with Hands-On Experience)
ECCU coursework is delivered through a 100% online degree program, providing the flexibility of time management whereby students can attend to coursework at any time of day/night or weekends (24×7). There is a structure to the week and term whereby attendance and submissions must meet predefined deadlines each week and weekly attendance and participation are mandatory. Synchronous scheduled class times are not utilized but adherence to discussion and homework weekly posting deadlines are.
The course utilizes traditional university terms (semesters of 12 weeks) and is structured accordingly. So the course delivery sits in a flexible middle ground between the structure of set class times and attendance and the open-ended system of self-paced independent study courses.
Each course is instructor-led by credentialed professors with industry experience with a maximum enrolment of 30 students. Guided discussion, interaction/engagement, assistance/support, and grading/feedback will be done with your professor weekly as the course proceeds.
Courses typically consist of a mixture of weekly threaded discussions, reading materials, iLabs (ECCU’s online virtual platform to practice), presentation support (PowerPoint and/or video), quizzes/exams and/or research projects/papers.
Intro to Research and Writing for the IT Practitioner
Foundations of Organizational Behavior
Hacker Mind: Profiling the IT Criminal
Managing Secure Network Systems
Linux Networking and Security
Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures
Security Analysis and Vulnerability Assessment
Conducting Penetration and Security Tests
Securing Wireless Networks
100% Virtualization for a Complete Learning Experience!
iLabs was built for you, whether beginner or expert, iLabs is completely customizable to your needs. No experience necessary!
Practical hands-on learning provides access to real-world tools and scenarios, boosts knowledge retention, and is proven to be more effective at preparing you for the job!
Industry Certifications Included in the Program!
Up to 4 industrial certifications
ECCU understands the need today of students to be industry-ready and thus all of EC-Council’s relevant industry certifications have been included in the various specializations, allowing the student to graduate with not only a Master’s degree but, a string of certifications as well.
The Master of Science in Cyber Security degree will be awarded by EC-Council University upon successful completion of all degree requirements.
In addition to the specific degree requirements, each candidate for graduation must meet the following requirements:
Completion of thirty-six (36) credits of 500 level courses in which the candidate earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.
Satisfactory completion of the summative capstone course.
All degree requirements must be completed within one and a half times the program length or have a cumulative course completion rate of 67% of coursework from the date the student enrolls in the University and begins the MS in Information Security program.