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Online Homeland & Information Security Guard Training Schools

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Top Online Security Schools

SchoolsGalore.com lists different types of security schools online that allow self-paced studies for homeland security or information security. Online certificates and degree programs emphasize different aspects of security such as criminal justice, physical security or information technology (IT). Topics of study range from security management to public safety in settings such as hospitals. A security school online can provide distance learning at a convenient pace that doesn't need to interfere with current employment or personal obligations.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recognizes selected academic institutions for science and technology programs in security education. Universities including the following received DHS Career Development Grants in 2011:

1.  Stevens Institute of Technology
2.  University of Connecticut
3.  Northeastern University
4.  State University of New York
5.  University of Maryland

Below are some online security courses available through schools on SchoolsGalore.com:

Homeland Security Online

Through a homeland security school online, students can explore topics like protecting the public from terrorism. Colleges and universities offer online certificates as well as associate, bachelor's and master's degrees in homeland security or in criminal justice with a concentration in homeland security. Wide-ranging topics of study could include biological and chemical threats and countermeasures, border security, emergency preparedness and response, and transportation security.

In addition to your studies, you can learn more about the field as a member of a trade organization such as The Operations Security Professional's Association. These associations also have information on the continuing education needed to keep security certifications up-to-date.

Information Security Online

With the right technical training, you could help industries from online entertainment to health care keep one step ahead of computer hackers. SchoolsGalore.com has a wide array of schools offering online information security courses, including certification and degree programs at various levels. Security management is an important branch of computer information technology, and targeted studies can help you learn to protect the data gathered by business and government organizations.

Information security plays a big role in data management. National employment for database administrators is expected to grow much faster than average nationally between 2010 and 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov, 2012). Professionals in this occupation typically hold a bachelor's degree or even an MBA with a concentration in information systems, the BLS notes. Courses for database administrators often cover computer science, management information systems and related topics like Structured Query Language (SQL) database language.

Students can investigate the DHS internships and scholarships awarded for security-related technical research in subjects such as advanced data analysis and visualization.

Search for online security schools and colleges

Feel free to submit requests to several schools, and compare course offerings, schedules and so on until you are satisfied you have found the best online security school that matches your needs.  

As you do your research, please check the accreditation status of the institutions you are interested in. Agencies such as the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) accredit online colleges and universities. A school's accrediting organization should be approved by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or both.

Sources:

Applied Computer Security Associates

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Department of Homeland Security

DHS Career Development Grants

The Operations Security Professional's Association (with info. on continuing education)

Online Security Guard Training Schools