Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Network Security Certificate

(Student Consumer Information on this Program)


The Network Security Certificate (NSC) provides information assurance and security education and training to students and professionals. Information assurance and security professionals are responsible for the policies and technologies used to safeguard the information systems infrastructure of a company. The NSC covers the foundational aspects of security as well as the latest and most relevant developments in information assurance. It is designed for the professional as well as the student who has a background in network and systems administration. The NSC is a valuable security-focused companion to current vendor-based certifications and has direct correlation to the CISSP and Security+ certification standards. Completion of the NSC will provide students with a solid foundation in security techniques and prepare them to work in the information assurance and network security field.

Required Courses  
Must be completed with C or better
Course Title
CIT 20300 Communication Security & Network Controls
CIT 40600 Advanced Network Security
CIT 42000 Digital Forensics
CIT 43100 Applied Secure Protocols
CIT 45100 IT Risk Assessment
CIT 46000 Wireless Security

Network Security Certificate Plan of Study Checklist

To begin the journey toward earning your Network Security Certificate, or to ask any questions that you may have about the program, feel free to email the Program Director, Connie Justice, or phone 317.274.9705.


Candidates for these certificates are required to be formally admitted by the IUPUI Office of Admissions, but not required to be a student in the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology. To earn the certificate, students must contact the department to complete paperwork to add the degree to their program plan of study before they enroll in the last semester or sooner.