Lol. Come on, man… I studied GEOGRAPHY. Tell me more about what you know…
Funny how even well educated people don’t understand how Geography applies to EVERYTHING.
I really do appreciate the scrutiny, though.
Ooooh, interesting. Reminds me of cryptocurrencies. The more numbers you jumble up, the safer, but the less efficient it becomes? Gotta study this more.
Did I mention I studied Geography? Like, what is a map? Who studies maps?
Uhm… My CV states I’ve already completed a masters level GIS course… and I won an award for my Emergency Response map an undergrad. Does this have anything to do with security? Chances are, I used a data structure and wrote an efficient program.
Here is my proposed schedule. I can’t see any class schedules for Spring 2019 yet, so I am planning to finish early.
**2018 Summer Session Dates: ** Summer A: May 14-June 22.
MAT 5932 (3) Special Topics: Applied Cryptography
BUL 5842 (3) Risk Management and Legal Compliance
ISM 6316 (3) Project Management
Summer B: June 25-Aug. 3.
ISM 6137 (3) Statistical Data Mining
Summer C: May 14-July 20.
EEL 6936 (3) Special Topics: Data Networks, Sys & Securities (Proposed EEL 6808; pending SCNS approval)
ACG 6688 (3) Forensics Accounting and the Legal Environment
ISM 6218 (3) Advanced Database Management
ISM 6328 (3) Basics of Information Security and Risk Management
ISM 6930 (3) Decision Processes for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
For Information Assurance: ISM 6905 Independent Study
This is an ambitious schedule with heavy summer course load. I don’t have any other obligations besides my own projects, and the studies should synergize well anyway. However, if I am feeling overwhelmed the first few weeks of my summer courses I can always drop a course or two. The same thing applies for the Fall semester, and I can do a course or two while I finish my independent study during the Spring graduating in 2019.
I forgot to ask, are you studying full-time for this, or working and studying? I’m presently working on my BSc in Management and Digital Innovation with the University of London (via distance learning), plus I’m working (so its a bit stressful for me). I plan to pursue their MSc in Information Security afterwards.
I have seen some very clunky foreign university email systems. Fortunately both of the Universities that I have studied at use a gmail interface which I personally enjoy and would recommend to any University, anywhere.
In reference to my above post about my own previously proposed schedule, I got an official acceptance email from my Admissions Adviser:
"Soon you will receive an email from your Academic Advisor to your USF email account
a. Will include Your Program Plan
b. Plan will help guide your registration
c. Further instructions on registering for courses"
I think this is a nice touch. Thus far I would recommend University of South Florida to anyone.
@FloridaWater I highly HIGHLY recommend you get a subscription to https://www.safaribooksonline.com/. this will save you a minor fortune from avoiding buying individual books you’ll need and it’ll give you access to loads of videos as well.
THANK YOU SO MUCH! Yes, I just realized this weekend there is a possibility that I might need to buy some textbooks and I am currently visiting in Europe. I thought all of the resources I need would be accessible online. We shall see soon, in the next month. I will definitely check this resource out if I need books.
Its got almost everything I’ve ever been interested in except for a few self/lean published titles here and there. Their cybersecurity coverage became pretty good once they picked up books from Syngress publishing.
Oh my goodness, it is sort of difficult to tactfully explain how disappointed I am in USF and their MS in Cybersecurity…
First off, I can’t share any of the course materials because they are covered under IP laws.
Second, you wouldn’t want any of this course information anyways…
To be frank, the first class with information is fine. Even as a Geographer I am familiar with the topics, but the videos should have an option to play them 1.5x or 2x speed as the professor speaks too slow, and most of the content is already common knowledge to anyone who has ever thought about or practiced managing a project. I can see the course material is from 2014, which seems out dated. This is one of the problems with archaic universities and giving an old man tenure. This guy has a PhD, but he sounds like he is going to die when he talks. Sooooo sloooow.
I think Peter’s Pocket Handbook on Agile and Scrum is more than enough knowledge for project management, affordable, concise, and sweet.
The second course EEL 6935, however is unacceptable. The summer semester started yesterday, and there is still no information listed in the course. I am expected to pay over a thousand dollars for this course, and I am not seeing the value, already from day 1. Can you please tell me who is teaching this course so that I can contact them? Nowhere to be found.
In all honesty and due respect, there are courses on edX and Udemy that are FREE, and offer a lot more value than both of these classes. I am disappointed to re-enter academia and see this low level of quality, for such a high price. Listening to this first project management class, it is a slow drag. Although I may choose to drop my courses before the drop/add date, I just wanted to make this known, as USF should be held to a higher standard as a public university in the State of Florida.
There is an 8 week online course in Cybersecurity being offered at Harvard for a similar price, I’m sure there are a lot less barriers to entry, granted there is probably no financial aid.
So sad, very disappointed. I can’t waste my time and/or money with this sort of BS. Better education and value here in the PUB!