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Information Security Training

IT security is the fastest-growing sector of IT, and is projected to grow even more rapidly in the future. A position in IT security typically includes high-earning potential, with plenty of opportunity to learn new things and advance in your career. This Information Security Training package is the perfect example: You will complete training for the CISA, CISM, and CISSP certifications, three of the highest-level certifications available in the IT security industry. Become more marketable and competitive in your field by enrolling today.

Throughout these three information security courses, you will become proficient in a variety of areas within IT security. The vendor-neutral CISSP certification is the ideal credential for those looking to learn deep technical and managerial competence. The CISM course promotes international practices, while the CISA certification is recognized internationally as the benchmark for IT auditing skill. With these three certifications, you’ll gain a diverse skill set that will place you far ahead of your colleagues. This course offers enrollment with or without a voucher. The voucher is pre paid access to sit for the certifying exam upon eligibility.

9 Months / 165 Course Hrs
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Course Code: GES359

What You Will Learn
  • Become proficient in a variety of areas within IT security
  • Develop the knowledge, skills, experience and credibility to leverage standards, manage vulnerabilities, ensure compliance, offer solutions, institute controls and deliver value to the enterprise
  • Learn deep technical and managerial competence
  • Understand how to design, engineer, implement, and manage overall information security to protect organizations from growing sophisticated attacks
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 9 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 165 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Prepare yourself with the marketability needed to compete for high paying positions in this field
  • Gain 3 of the highest level certifications available in the IT security industry
  • Become an expert in IT policy management, especially in the IT Security sector


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Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Part I

Learn about security and risk management, asset security, and security engineering.

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Part II

Explore communication and network security, identity and access management, and security assessment testing.

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Part III

Understand security operations, and software development security.

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) Part I

Study the audit process, IT governance, system and infrastructure, and media disposal process.

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) Part II

Explore IT service delivery and support, security design, types of attacks, business continuity, and fault tolerance

Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) Part I

Learn about information security governance, risk management, security programs, incident management and response.


Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
    I.    Security and Risk Management
                A.     Introduction
                B.    CIA Triad Security Governance Part 1
                C.    CIA Triad Security Governance Part 2
                D.    Compliance Legal & Regulatory Issues Part 1
                E.    Compliance Legal & Regulatory Issues Part 2
                F.    Understanding Professional Ethics Part 1
                G.    Understanding Professional Ethics Part 2
                H.    Risk Management Part 1
                I.    Risk Management Part 2
                J.    Threat Modeling Acquisition Strategy & Practice Security Awareness & Training Part 1
                K.    Threat Modeling Acquisition Strategy & Practice Security Awareness & Training Part 2
    II.    Asset Security
                A.    Asset Security Part 1
                B.    Asset Security Part 2
    III.    Security Engineering
                A.    Engineering & Management of Security Part 1
                B.    Engineering & Management of Security Part 2
                C.    Engineering & Management of Security Part 3
                D.    Engineering & Management of Security Part 4
                E.    Engineering & Management of Security Part 5
                F.    Engineering & Management of Security Part 6
    IV.    Communication and Network Security
                A.    Apply Secure Design Principles to Networks Part 1
                B.    Apply Secure Design Principles to Networks Part 2
                C.    Apply Secure Design Principles to Networks Part 3
                D.    Apply Secure Design Principles to Networks Part 4
                E.    Apply Secure Design Principles to Networks Part 5
                F.    Apply Secure Design Principles to Networks Part 6
                G.    Securing Network Components Part 1
                H.    Securing Network Components Part 2
                I.    Design & Establish Secure Communication Channels Part 1
                J.    Design & Establish Secure Communication Channels Part 2
                K.    Design & Establish Secure Communication Channels Part 3
    V.    Identity and Access Management
                A.    Controlling Access & Managing Identity Part 1
                B.    Controlling Access & Managing Identity Part 2
                C.    Controlling Access & Managing Identity Part 3
                D.    Controlling Access & Managing Identity Part 4
    VI.    Security Assessment Testing
                A.    Designing Performing & Analyzing Security Testing
    VII.    Security Operations
                A.    Foundational Concepts & Investigations Part 1
                B.    Foundational Concepts & Investigations Part 2
                C.    Incident Management & Preventative Measures Part 1
                D.    Incident Management & Preventative Measures Part 2
                E.    Disaster Recovery Process Part 1
                F.    Disaster Recovery Process Part 2
    VIII.    Software Development Security
                A.    Understanding Applying & Enforcing Software Security Part 1
                B.    Understanding Applying & Enforcing Software Security Part 2
                C.    Conclusion

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
    I. Module 1
                A.        Introduction
                B.        Audit Process
                C.        Auditing Standards
                D.        Auditing Guidelines
                E.        Cobit Model
                F.        Audit Management
                G.        Internal Control Classifications
                H.        Planning
                I.        Program
                J.        Evidence
                K.        Audit Control Evaluation
                L.        C S A Control Self- Assessment
    II. Module 2
                A.        IT Governance
                B.        Outsourcing & Governance
                C.        IT Strategy
                D.        Governance & Security Policies
                E.        Organizational Compliance
                F.        Outsourcing & Globalization
                G.        Outsourcing
                H.        IT Performance
    III. Module 3
                A.        System & Infrastructure
                B.        Requirements
                C.        Project Management Tools- Part 1
                D.        Project Management Tools- Part 2
                E.        Applications
                F.        Agile Development
                G.        Monitoring & Controlling
                H.        Acquisition Process
                I.        Testing Process
                J.        Information Systems Maintenance Practices
                K.        Data Conversion Tools
    IV. Module 4
                A.        Media Disposal Process
                B.        Post Implementation Review
                C.        Periodic Review
                D.        System Maintenance
    V. Module 5
                A.        IT Service Delivery & Support
                B.        How to Evaluate Service Level Management Practices
                C.        Operations Management
                D.        Databases
                E.        Structured Query Language
                F.        Monitoring Performance
                G.        Source Code & Performance Monitoring
                H.        Patch Management
                I.        Incident Management
                J.        Hardware Component Types
                K.        Network Component Types
    VI. Module 6
                A.        S Auditor Technical Overview
                B.        Security Design
                C.        Monitoring Systems
                D.        Types of Attacks
                E.        Cryptography
                F.        Encryption
                G.        Asymmetric Encryption
                H.        Digital Certificate
                I.        Different Kinds of Attacks
                J.        Access Controls
                K.        Identification & Authentication
                L.        Physical Access Exposure
                M.        Environmental Security
                N.        Network Security Devices & Network Components
                O.        Network Address Translation
                P.        Virtual Private Networks
                Q.        Voice System Risks
                R.        Intrusion Detection
                S.        Firewalls
                T.        Firewall Implementation
                U.        Network Access Protection
                V.        Honey Pot
                W.        Risks to Portable & Wireless Devices
                X.        Bluetooth
                Y.        OSI Networking
                Z.        Managing Data
    VII. Module 7
                A.        Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery
                B.        Fault Tolerance
                C.        Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Regulations

Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

  1. Module 1: Information Security Governance
  2. Module 2: Risk Management
  3. Module 3: Information Security Program Development
  4. Module 4: Information Security Program Implementation
  5. Module 5: Information Security Program Management
  6. Module 6: Incident Management and Response 


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Instructors & Support

David Biggers

David Biggers, Senior Security Instructor, has been a professional IT instructor for the past four years for the US Army. He teaches a broad range of certification courses ranging from CompTIA, Microsoft to Cisco and EC-Council. Prior to working with the US Army, David worked as a Network Admin and Web Services Manager with KCTCS in Kentucky. He performed multiple jobs being on the IT team. Network Administration, System Administration, Blackboard Administration, Web Design and Web Development. Additionally, David taught part time during the evening at the college, where he instructed on Active Directory, Introduction to Computers and Networking. David has 18 years of IT experience, 17 professional IT certifications and 8 years of teaching experience. 

Chrys Thorsen

Chrys Thorsen is an experienced IT instructor with over 30 years of experience in IT. Thorsen is the founder and owner of IT without Borders, a company specializing in high-end IT consulting. Over the past 10 years, Thorsen has focused on IT certification instruction, quickly becoming a recognized industry leader in a variety of certifications.

Joe Wentzel

Joe Wentzel is a master technical instructor, with a background in oil and gas exploration, seismic, financial, and IT. He is a subject matter expert in the IT security industry and has more than 20 certifications. Prior to becoming an instructor, Wentzel provided customer technical support in cabled and wireless seismic acquisition systems. He has authored numerous papers on system security and security engineering.

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There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

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Exam Requirements:

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP):

  • Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years cumulative paid full-time work experience in two or more of the 8 domains of the (ISC)² CISSP CBK®. Candidates may receive a one year experience waiver with a 4-year college degree, or regional equivalent or additional credential from the (ISC)² approved list, thus requiring four years of direct full-time professional security work experience in 2 or more of the 8 domains of the CISSP CBK.

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA):

  • To take the course and sit for the CISA exam you should have experience in IT auditing or relevant education in that area.

How to Become CISA Certified:

  1. Successful completion of the CISA examination
  2. Submit an Application for CISA Certification
  3. Adherence to the Code of Professional Ethics
  4. Adherence to the Continuing Professional Education Program
  5. Compliance with the Information Systems Auditing Standards

Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

To take the course and sit for the CISM exam you should have experience in IT security or relevant education in IT Security.

CISM Certification

  1. Successfully pass the CISM exam.
  2. Adhere to ISACA's Code of Professional Ethics.
  3. Agree to comply with the Continuing Education Policy.
  4. Work experience in the field of information security.
  5. Submit an Application for CISM Certification.

About Certification


(ISC)2 is an international association committed to ensuring the growth and learning of information security professionals. There is much at stake in this fast-paced industry, and it’s important to stay up-to-date on all the latest tools and techniques. (ISC)2 is committed to putting you at the forefront of the industry, and as the world’s leading organization dedicated to promoting IT and cybersecurity, they have the resources to do just that. When you enroll in a course certified by (ISC)2, you can be confident you’re getting the latest information and the most robust and renowned certifications in the industry.


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Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country’s regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.

Does this course prepare for a certification?

Yes, this course will prepare you for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification exams.

When can I start the course?

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

How long does it take to complete this course?

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive nine (9) months to complete the course.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a certificate of completion. Students enrolled in the "voucher included" option will also receive pre-paid vouchers for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification exams.

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This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

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