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                     DHS Sponsored NPS Cyber Security                Certificate Program

About the Course/Eligibility

The Cyber Security Fundamentals graduate certificate is intended to provide a rigorous foundation upon which to build knowledge and skills in computer network defense, attack and exploitation.

 This certificate provides participants with the knowledge and skills to: describe the possible policies that enforce cyber and cyber-physical systems; understand the synergistic nature of cyber security, ranging from the effective use of hardware and the application of security in system architectures to effective user interfaces and clear documentation; develop and deploy procedures for securing information assets on IT systems in the face of cyber attacks; and understand network security threats and vulnerabilities and learn how, combined with well analyzed and vetted protocols, information will be protected in distributed systems.

 

The graduate certificate consists of 4 courses and is offered online through the NPS learning system.  The program duration is for 6 months, with two courses per quarter.

 

Additional information is available at the Naval Postgraduate School’s website.

 Eligibility

Federal employees who have been with DHS for at least one year, and are GS-9, WS-8; Wage grade equivalents or above to include are eligible to apply.; WS 14-18; WL 14-15; and O2-O6 levels.

Application Deadline:  12NOON ON 1 February 2013

Application Procedures

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All applications MUST be submitted via academicprograms@hq.dhs.gov DHS will make selections for this program.

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