Concordia University of Edmonton - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Information Systems Security Management

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Program Information

School:Concordia University of Edmonton - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Faculty:Graduate Studies
Degree:Master
Field of Study:Computer and Information Systems Security
Description:The need for security professionals is growing along with increasing reliance of businesses and governments on IT. The employer demand for information systems security professionals shows no end in sight. The program maintains a sharp focus on the needs of employers and changes in industry.

The program allows you preparation time for writing the certification exam for Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Please note it is a student/graduate responsibility to register and pay for the actual CISSP exam. Some students/graduates also choose to write the certification exam for Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) as well as Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
URL:Information Systems Security Management at Concordia University of Edmonton - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    An undergraduate degree from a recognized educational institution: normally a four-year Bachelor’s degree (preferably in business, engineering or computing science); students with a three-year degree (for example, Concordia University of Edmonton’s three-year BSc) may be admissible but may be required to take qualifying courses. An admission grade point average (AGPA) of at least 3.0 (on Concordia University of Edmonton’s 4-point scale) or equivalent on the most recently completed 60 credits. A minimum grade of 3.0 on a general Network Technology course and 3.0 on an Operating Systems course or equivalent knowledge. Concordia University of Edmonton reserves the right to assess equivalent courses from other institutions. A student may also challenge that he or she has obtained the knowledge from this course as a result of course work, work experience, or other experience. In these cases, the student will be allowed to write a qualifying exam for one or both of these courses (a fee is charged for this service). If successful in this entrance exam (a mark not less than 3.0), the student would be admitted to the program provided he or she meets all other requirements. Students who graduated from the After-Degree Diploma in Information Systems Security (ADDISS) Program may apply and request advanced standing in the courses they took in the program, provided they have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the ADDISS program with no mark less than C+. Concordia University of Edmonton reserves the right to assess and determine admissibility. Students must demonstrate that they have worked in and remain current in the field. ADDISS graduates from 2004 or earlier will not necessarily be given advanced standing in all previously completed courses.

    Test Scores:
    • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
      A security clearance.

      * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

      Modified on August 03, 2018