EC-Council University (ECCU) is a private institution of higher education, licensed by the New Mexico Higher Education Department and specializing in educating information assurance leaders. ECCU currently offers two 100% online programs -- the Master of Security Science (MSS) and a series of five graduate certificates.
The focus of the programs is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of information security science as well as the principles of management, communication and organizational leadership. The programs enable students to broaden, deepen and focus their information assurance knowledge and skills for careers in industrial, governmental or commercial organizations. They empower IT professionals to take on the challenges of managing and leading others in project management, policy development, disaster recovery and organizational change and renewal.
Students experience learning online in small classes with faculty who are specialists in their teaching fields and are interested in and focused on student success. Courses, developed from research and industry trends, are designed to maximize the interaction between students and faculty and between students and students so the learning environment is one of dialog and discussion. Additionally, the courses include the application of skills through lab exercises, and writing and research assignments. Certainly, at the graduate level, these elements create a powerful learning climate. The 10-week terms allow for completion of the MSS in as little as two years or a maximum of four years.
EC-Council University is in a unique position to benefit from the global research, professional training and direct industry connections of its parent corporation, EC-Council. In a field as fluid as information assurance, these elements are invaluable in creating a dynamic and challenging curriculum designed to produce industry leaders.
EC-Council, Our Parent Corporation
ECCU is a division of the International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants, known as EC-Council. EC-Council is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in various e-business and information security skills. It is the creator and owner of the world famous Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) and EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)/Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) programs. EC-Council has trained over 90,000 individuals and certified more than 60,000 security professionals in 87 countries.
EC-Council has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to meet the ANSI/ISO/IEC 1724 Personnel Certification Accreditation standard for its Certified Ethical Hacker (CEHv8) certification. EC-Council is one of a handful of certification bodies, whose primary specialization is information security, to be awarded this much sought-after quality standard.
With these impressive accomplishments, EC-Council supports and promotes its academic division to offer the EC-Council University Master of Security Science as a blend of course work in information assurance and management designed to educate IA professionals in deeply technical areas as well as in management, communication and leadership.