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University of Pittsburgh    
2016-2017 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
    
 
  Nov 26, 2021
 
2016-2017 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Security Assured Information Systems (SAIS), ADVCT


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Certificate of Advanced Study


The iSchool provides several options for advanced study in information science beyond a bachelor’s or master’s degree. The Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) offers a highlyconcentrated curriculum on the theory and application of the most current information field trends.

Students can follow a 15-credit or 24-credit plan of study.

15-credit post-bachelor’s certificates

* eligible for Committee on National Security (CNSS) Certifications

15-credit post-master’s certificates

* eligible for Committee on National Security (CNSS) Certifications

24-credit post-master’s certificate

CAS Requirements


The SAIS is a 15-credit certificate program designed to the needs of professionals with a Bachelor of Science or a Master of Science degree in Information Science or a related field in order to expand their professional skills and qualifications in the security assured information systems field.

Download a copy of our information sheet and application checklist.

Core courses


Post-bachelor’s students must complete the following three courses with a grade of B- or better:

Post-master’s students must complete the following three courses with a grade of B or better:

Elective courses


Post-bachelor’s students must complete one Networking or Systems and Technology course and one SAIS course available at the iSchool with a grade of B- or better:

Post-master’s students must complete one Networking or Systems and Technology course and one SAIS course available at the iSchool with a grade of B or better:

Examples of these courses include but are not limited to:

CNSS Certifications


Students completing the SAIS CAS will be eligible for the following Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) Certifications:

  • CNSS 4011 (Information Security Professionals - INFOSEC),
  • CNSS 4012 (Designated Approving Authority - DAA), and
  • CNSS 4013 (System Administrators in Information Security Systems - INFOSEC).

Students who chose TELCOM 2813 - SECURITY MANAGEMENT  and TELCOM 2825 - INFO SYS & NTWRK INFRA PROTCTN  additionally receive the following CNSS certificates:

  • CNSS 4014 (Information Security Officers - Advanced Level) or
  • CNSS 4015 (System Certifiers).

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