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Enterprise Information and Security Technology Architecture

Graduate Credit Certificate Program

Mary Beth Rosson, Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Graduate Education
Office of the Dean
332 IST Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-865-6450

The goal of this nine-credit graduate certificate in Enterprise Information and Security Technology Architecture (ENTSEC) is to provide information technology and business professionals with advanced knowledge of the enterprise information technology stack, enterprise architecture gap analysis, migration planning, governance, and measurement, as well as security and network management strategy including intrusion detection, encryption, authentication, and network management.

 The certificate program is an attractive option for professionals who may also consider completing the M.P.S. in Enterprise Architecture. Up to 15 credits of Penn State coursework taken in non-degree status can count towards a graduate degree in EA, but completion of the coursework neither implies nor guarantees admission to a graduate degree program at Penn State. Individuals who wish to apply to the Master of Professional Studies degree program in Enterprise Architecture must submit a separate application for degree admission.

 To be awarded the certificate, students must successfully complete 9 credits of graduate course work with a grade-point average of 3.0.

Admission Requirements:

Admission requirements listed here are in addition to requirements stated in the GENERAL INFORMATION section of the Graduate Bulletin. International applicants must satisfy the Graduate Council English proficiency requirement.

A bachelor's degree in a related area (e.g., engineering or science), while not necessary for admission, is helpful in the successful completion of the certificate. It is expected that students will have a solid foundation in information technology and enterprise architecture with a minimum of two years of relevant work experience.

GRE scores are not required for non-degree graduate students.

Required Courses (9 credits)

EA 872 Enterprise Architecture Foundations II (3 cr.)
EA 874 Enterprise Information Technology Architecture (3 cr.)
IST 554 Network Management and Security (3 cr.)

Effective Semester: Spring 2016
Expiration Semester: Spring 2020


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