MSIA 692 Information Assurance Practicum I

Put the knowledge you’ve gained into action.

Format: Offered Online and On-Campus

Duration: 8 weeks

Credits: 3 credits

You’ve advanced your learning in the Information Assurance program. Now it’s time to add real-world experience. MSIA 692 Information Assurance Practicum I, is a hands-on learning extension of your current course work. This SEAD (System Engineering and Application Development) practicum also provides you an opportunity to complete your Capstone requirements, which includes the creation of a Capstone paper and supporting documentation.

What You'll Learn in MSIA 692

During your practicum experience, you’ll participate in both the administration and management of the Academic Research Network (ARNe) at Regis University and available active school projects. You are expected to take on the lead student role for one or more projects during your practicum participation.

It usually takes longer than the initial six-week course to complete your Capstone paper and supporting documentation. The first step is to form a statement of work that leads to a well-defined project. This statement of work can be directly or indirectly related to one or more of your active school projects. Next time is dedicated to proving your thesis. Finally, you’ll complete your written work leading to a final draft and project presentation.

Course Topics

Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • A Review of All Practicum Websites
  • SEAD Websites and Linked Introductory Material
  • Research Using SCRUM Agile Methods
  • Home Virtual and Pen Testing Labs
  • Keeping a Weekly Journal
  • Project Presentation

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of MSIA 692, you will be able to:

  • Describe and organize the inter-workings of a dynamic and agile IT organization.
  • Demonstrate project management competency through the use of SCRUM agile methods.
  • Develop an appreciation and use of forensics tools using open source penetration, vulnerability testing and evaluation tools.
  • Contribute to the support of the ARNe network by active participation in the success of your assigned operating group.
  • Deliver chapters of your professional project according to the schedule negotiated with your instructor.
  • Participate in the transition into and out of the practicum, ensuring that the organization’s continuity and health is maintained and enhanced.
  • Load your final practicum deliverables onto Dropbox.

Request More Information

To learn more about the Master of Science in Information Assurance curriculum, including Information Assurance Practicum I, call us at 877-820-0581 to speak with an admissions counselor. You can request information or visit our resource center to gain more insight on the information assurance industry.

Disclaimer: Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.