Security Analyst

  • Course level: Intermediate


The Security Analyst specialization focuses on testing methods and techniques to effectively identify and mitigate risks to the security of a company’s infrastructure while providing application and network-based security vulnerability assessments, pen testing, and securing wireless networks including authentication, authorization, and encryption in accordance with industry-accepted methods and protocols.

By specializing as a Security Analyst, you will be trained in various domains through specialized online ethical hacking and penetration testing courses.

Job Roles

  • Information Security Manager/Specialist
  • Information Security Auditor
  • Risk/Vulnerability Analyst/Manager
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Penetration Tester
  • Security Architect
  • Computer Network Defender
  • Cybersecurity Defense Analyst
  • Information Security (IS) Director
  • Information Assurance (IA) Program Manager
  • IT Project Manager
  • Application Security Engineer/Manager
  • Enterprise Architect
  • Security Architect
  • Research & Development Specialist
  • Systems Requirements Planner
  • System Testing and Evaluation Specialist
  • Information Systems Security Developer
  • Systems Developer
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Network Operations Specialist
  • System Administrator
  • Systems Security Analyst
  • Cyber Defense Analyst
  • Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist
  • Vulnerability Assessment Analyst
  • Warning Analyst
  • Exploitation Analyst
  • All-Source Analyst
  • Mission Assessment Specialist
  • Target Developer
  • Target Network Analyst
  • Multi-Disciplined Language Analyst
  • All Source-Collection Manager
  • All Source-Collection Requirements Manager
  • Cyber Intel Planner
  • Cyber Ops Planner
  • Partner Integration Planner
  • Cyber Operator
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Information Security Officer
  • Chief Security Officer
  • Information Assurance Security Officer

Course Description

ECCU 505 Introduction to Research and Writing for the IT Practitioner

Three Credit Hours

This foundational core course introduces students to basic English writing skills and research methods also including APA style writing, citing sources, determining when a website is credible, effective communication, outlines, and collaboration. Students will write/present portions of the above in the course in various formats.

MGMT 502 Business Essentials

Three Credit Hours

This course will lay a broad foundation of understanding the processes of global business principles  for a varied population of students who work in businesses of all kinds (including the IT and IA fields). It covers the latest changes in Information Technology for Business, including computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), application software, and recent ethical issues arising from IT. Real-life business examples are added throughout the course that reinforce the business principles.

ECCU 504 Foundations of Organizational Behavior for the IT Practitioner

Three Credit Hours

This foundation course deals with organizational behavior and allows the technology practitioner to experience the basic facets of organizational theory and define the skills required to understand and apply the theory to a real organizational setting. Elements of the course are organizational structure, effective communication, team building, ethics, and project management as seen through the organizational lens

ECCU 516 The Hacker Mind: Profiling the IT Criminal

Three Credit Hours

Cyberspace has increased human communication, connectivity, creativity, capacity and crime by leaps and bounds in the last decade. For all of the positive aspects it offers, it offers as many negative aspects. Those negative aspects are explored and developed by everyone from the high school challenge hacker to an international terrorist. The IT criminal threatens businesses, governmental agencies, militaries, and organizations of every kind. This course will survey the spectrum of psychological attributes that may make up the profile of the IT criminal.

ECCU 514 Quantum Leadership

Three Credit Hours

This course encompasses an extensive research project about cross-cultural differences in leadership conducted by a group of researchers in 62 countries. It lays a foundation for understanding the process of leadership. The study describes the roles, functions, and impact of global leadership concepts. Many team exercises provide the speed at which leaders must work. Research and views into how most cultures respond to this area of management are provided.

ECCU 500 Managing Secure Network Systems

Three Credit Hours

This course focuses on evaluating network and Internet security issues, designing and implementing successful security policies and firewall strategies, and exposing the system and network vulnerabilities and defending against them. Topics include network protocols, network attacks, intrusion detection systems, packet filtering, proxy servers, Bastion hosts and honey pots, hardening routers, hardening security, email security, virtual private networks, and creating fault tolerance.

ECCU 507 Linux Networking and Security

Three Credit Hours

This course focuses on configuring a secure Linux network using the command line and graphical utilities. Emphasis is placed on file-sharing technologies such as the Network File System, NetWare’s NCP file sharing, and File Transfer Protocol. Additional topics include making data secure, user security, file security, and network intrusion detection. Students will be required to take on the role of problem solvers and apply the concepts presented to situations that might occur in a work environment.

ECCU 501 Ethical Hacking & Countermeasures

Three Credit Hours

This course focuses on how perimeter defenses work, how intruders escalate privileges, and methods of securing systems. Additional topics include intrusion detection, policy creation, social engineering, DoS attacks, buffer overflows, and virus creation.

ECCU 503 Security Analysis and Vulnerability Assessment

Three Credit Hours

This course focuses on testing methods and techniques to effectively identify and mitigate risks to the security of a company’s infrastructure. Topics include penetration testing methodologies, test planning, and scheduling, information gathering, password-cracking penetration testing and security analysis, social-engineering penetration testing and security analysis, internal and external penetration testing and security analysis, router penetration testing and security analysis, and reporting and documentation.

ECCU 506 Conducting Penetration and Security Tests

Three Credit Hours

This course focuses on the mastery of the international standard for penetration testing. Topics include customers and legal agreements, penetration testing planning and scheduling, information gathering, external and internal network penetration testing, router penetration testing, firewall penetration testing, intrusion detection system penetration testing, wireless networks penetration testing, password-cracking penetration testing, social-engineering penetration testing, PDA and cell phone penetration testing, and penetration testing report and documentation writing.

ECCU 509 Securing Wireless Networks

Three Credit Hours

This course focuses on the various methods of securing wireless networks, including authentication, authorization, and encryption. Topics include radio frequency communications, infrared, Bluetooth, low-speed wireless local area networks, high-speed WLANs and WLAN security, digital cellular telephone, fixed wireless, and wireless communications in business.


Material Includes

  • Duration: Full-time- 15 Days
  • Duration: Part-time- 9 Months
  • 28 hours on-demand video
  • 11 articles
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion