Capella Master of Science in Information Assurance & Cybersecurity w/ Network Defense CISSP credit

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  1. firstmode4c

    firstmode4c Member

    Capella Master of Science in Information Assurance & Cybersecurity w/ Network Defense CISSP credit

    Anyone familiar with the CISSP transfer credits and what courses are waived by having a CISSP? Any luck with CISM as well? Thanks for any info you have or personal experiences! (my work will pay 100% for this degree, FYI):

    Apply Your CISSP® Certification
    Have your CISSP? Your Master of Science in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity degree could be up to 40% complete¹.

    Transfer Credits

    There are many ways to reduce tuition costs, including transferring credits which may help save time and money. You can transfer up to 12 credits into this specialization.

    I found this statement attached to the BS in IT, Information Assurance & Cybersecurity description page - says 5 courses max through documented credit from CISSP / CISM, etc:

    *Savings inclusive of fees charged by Capella to evaluate and award academic credit for your prior learning. The documented credit fee of $50 is assessed each quarter you request documented credit. Capella reserves the right to change fees at any time. Learners who submit IAS-IT documented credit for the CISSP, CISM, CISA, CEH and SSCP may only be awarded a maximum of 5 courses through documented credit. They are able to submit regular petitions for the remaining credits allowed for PLA in their curriculum.

    Capella University Master of Science in Information Assurance & Cybersecurity w/ Network Defense Specialization

    Core courses:

    IAS5002 Communication Skills for Today’s Information Security Professional 4 quarter credits

    IAS5010 Information Technology Security Fundamentals 4 quarter credits

    IAS5015 *Network Security Fundamentals and Cryptography 4 quarter credits

    IAS5020 *Information Security Regulatory and Legal Environment 4 quarter credits

    IAS5025 *Operating System Defense 4 quarter credits

    IAS5030 *Identifying and Managing Risk 4 quarter credits

    Specialization courses:

    IAS5130 Programming for Security Professionals 4 quarter credits

    IAS5200 Network Architecture and Cyberoperations 4 quarter credits

    IAS5210 Data Communications4 quarter credits

    IAS5220 Network Security Controls and Testing 4 quarter credits

    IAS5230Secure Network Design and Engineering 4 quarter credits

    Capstone course - Taken during the learner’s final quarter:

    IAS5900 *IAS Capstone 4 quarter credits


    48 quarter credits


    Our master’s in information assurance and cybersecurity, network defense degree helps you examine technical and managerial controls critical to network defense, including security controls and testing, cryptography, visualization, and more.

    Protect business assets with network defense

    Be the first line of defense for organizational networks. Capella’s master’s in information assurance and cybersecurity, network defense degree prepares you as an information cybersecurity professional to assess, develop, and implement solutions to safeguard information assets. You’ll have hands-on experience with our virtual lab managing real-time responses to security breaches and performing vulnerability assessments using Nessus®. Plus, you’ll gain the knowledge to prepare for certifications like the CEH, CNDA, and CISSP®.
  2. firstmode4c

    firstmode4c Member

    I got a reply back, wanted to share:

    After validating learner’s current , the CISSP certification the following courses will be awarded:

    • IAS5010 IT Security Fundamentals
    • IAS5015 Network Security Fundamentals and Cryptography
    • IAS5020 Information Security Regulatory and Legal Environment
    • IAS5025 Network and Operating System Defense
    • IAS5030 Identifying and Managing Risk

    Capella University’s Master of Science IAC Network Defense: Program Information


    I have attached information on the Network Defense program and the CISSP credit information. The CISSP will satisfy 5 of the 12 courses in the degree.

    Information Assurance and Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing areas of information technology professions. Unemployment is at a continuous 0%, as employers struggle to find competent and qualified professionals. Salaries, based on information from The Robert Half Technology 2019 Salary Guide, are in the range of $92,500–$199,750 for Security professionals.

    With Capella University you have four options to help you earn graduate-level academic credentials.

    1. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION ASSURANCE AND CYBERSECURITY. The full Master’s degree. 12 courses, four credits each. Time to complete: 36 months part-time, 18 months full-time.
    NETWORK DEFENSE SPECIALIZATION Capella University’s Master’s in Network Defense program prepares information security professionals to assess, develop, and implement solutions to safeguard the information assets and enterprise IT infrastructures of an organization. You’ll also gain hands-on experience managing real-time responses to security breaches using Nessus® to perform vulnerability assessments, including system sanitizing and hardening, in Capella’s virtual lab environment. The core curriculum in this program includes and expands on the International Organization for Standardization ISO 27001 and includes the domains of knowledge represented in several leading security certifications, including CISSP®.

    1. Do you have certifications (CEH/CISSP/others) and want to earn your Master of Science in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity? Capella offers multiple opportunities to earn credit with your IT certifications and previous knowledge. Save up to $13,640 in tuition and satisfy up to 20 of the 48 program credits.




    Information Security Career Central

    Testimonial from a Capella University Information Technology Graduate

    Capella Results


    Capella University has been designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense (CAE IA/CD) for academic years 2014-2021.



    Capella University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

    The Higher Learning Commission is among the 6 regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Regional bodies accredit colleges and universities; national bodies accredit trade and vocational schools. Again, regional accreditation is the highest form of accreditation and it is also the most widely accepted form of accreditation.


    I hope this information is helpful and I look forward to working with you to help you obtain your degree and fulfill your education and professional goals.

    Thank you,

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