Experts in cybersecurity are among the most sought-after professionals in the tech sector, with demand for workers in that field outpacing other IT jobs by a wide margin, according to a 2013 CIO magazine article entitled, "Cybersecurity Pros in High Demand, Highly Paid and Highly Selective."
Are information security careers and careers in cybersecurity good choices in the job market? The answer is yes, according to recent jobs data. Learn more.
The master's in Cybersecurity from Virginia College is an online degree program designed to provide you with an in-depth study in IT infrastructure security. You will be exposed to and challenged by the most popular aspects of computer security, including cyber-law, cyber-terrorism, forensics, hardening the operating system, viral activity, and compliancy issues.
As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared for employment positions involving the security management of a LAN, WLAN, and WAN environments, including our own nation's informational infrastructure.
As part of this exciting program, you will be presented with various simulations and projects to examine the overall security administration and computer forensics of network security in fields such as information security, network administration and firewall management. The program provides a strong foundation in:
Additional areas of study include hardening among various operating systems, simulated and real-life experience through VPN connections and security measures applied to perimeter network devices.
Online, masters-level learning is a smart choice for people who are active military, have to work full time, have varying work hours and/or have a demanding family life. Your courses in this online masters in cybersecurity degree program can be accessed using a smartphone, tablet or laptop — anywhere there's an Internet signal.
(If you are interested in network engineering or network management careers but do not yet have a bachelor's-level degree, take a look at our associate's degree in Network Engineering or our bachelor's degree in Network Management program.)
Get the advanced and in-depth study of cybersecurity that only a master's degree can offer. Get more information about the online master's in Cybersecurity at Virginia College by completing the Request More Information form now.
Virginia College's flexible online associate's, bachelor's, and master's degree programs allow you to do school work when you have time — and wherever there is an Internet connection. Our programs meet the needs of people who are busy balancing work, family, military or other obligations. In addition to flexibility and convenience, we offer:
One of the first questions many of our prospective online students ask is, "How will I pay for college?" The Financial Planning department at Virginia College is prepared to discuss how a combination of scholarships, Pell grants and student loans are available to those who qualify. It can be a complicated process, but we are here, ready to help you make the best decisions.
To find out more, complete the Request More Information form or call and talk with a financial planning associate.
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