Their annual growth rate estimate was 7.8 percent per year through 2010, compared to 4.6 percent for IT employees overall.
Englewood, CO (PRWEB) August 30, 2007
With data breaches and security threats increasing around the globe, the demand for qualified information systems security experts continues to rise. To prepare professionals for a career in this critical, high-growth area, American Sentinel University has launched an accredited online Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Security.
Continuing its aim to prepare students for careers and advancement in high-growth sectors of the economy, American Sentinel's Information Systems Security program is aimed at individuals who wish to advance their skills in a career area that is experiencing exponential growth and a corresponding lack of qualified candidates.
Demand for information security employees worldwide is outpacing general IT trends. "A study from global analyst firm IDC estimated a need for 2 million information systems security professionals by 2010," says Dr. Ernest Eugster, Assistant Provost of American Sentinel University. "Their annual growth rate estimate was 7.8 percent per year through 2010, compared to 4.6 percent for IT employees overall."
Students enrolled in American Sentinel's advanced online learning program also gain the skills and knowledge necessary to prepare them for standard industry certification exams, such as the (ISC)² SSCP and the CompTIA Security+.
American Sentinel University is accredited by the U.S. Secretary of Education-recognized Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC).
Founded as a Vanderbilt University Technology Company, American Sentinel University delivers to its students and their employers the competitive advantages of unique online education programs focused on the needs of high-growth sectors. For more on this unique distance learning degree program, visit the BS in Information Systems Security site. See more on American Sentinel University at http://www.americansentinel.edu.