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Information security can mean protecting information and information systems from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification or destruction. This goes beyond just computers and networks. Risks and threats can come from individuals, acts of nature, and new technology.

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Greg  
#1 Posted : Thursday, December 1, 2011 5:34:08 AM(UTC)
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My wife is looking to use her GI Bill to get this degree from DeVry University. Does anybody know if DeVry would is a respectable school to get IT Degrees? Thanks.
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#2 Posted : Thursday, December 1, 2011 6:48:53 AM(UTC)
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mrgregory29 wrote:
My wife is looking to use her GI Bill to get this degree from DeVry University. Does anybody know if DeVry would is a respectable school to get IT Degrees? Thanks.


Tell her to get her degree from

Rochester Institute of Technology, they offer online and in class. They have incredible programs.
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#3 Posted : Tuesday, December 6, 2011 7:41:52 AM(UTC)
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As other posts noted. Devry and its kin (University of Phoenix, ITT Tech, etc.) are FOR-PROFIT corporations. Their goal is to get in as many "students" as possible and keep them in as long as possible to extract as much money as possible. Stated another way, they have ZERO entrance requirements and they NEVER fail anyone EVER. Given these characteristics, why would you think that they could offer a quality education?

If there were truth in their advertising, their marketing campaign should be:

Illiterate? no problem. Can't add or subtract? You don't need to!
If you have $100,000 we'll give you a piece of paper with the word "Degree" on it!
Don't have $100,000? No problem. We will be happy to saddle you with crippling debt at ridiculous interest rates that would make a credit card company blush.
As for you career aspects my dad is a manager for Branswick and he recently hired a new financial analyst and. Among the criteria that he gave to HR to select candidates for interview, he refused to meet with anyone with a degree from one of these fake schools.
If you want a quality IT Field education that is worth the money, you need to school with a college of Technology  that is accredited by the AACSB. None of the "Fake School U's" have this.
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#4 Posted : Tuesday, December 6, 2011 9:00:05 AM(UTC)

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There are better and less expensive schools. Explore online evening and distance programs. A couple of distance schools with good reputations:
 
Rochester Institute of Technology
University of Illinois, Springfield http://www.uis.edu/online/ (low cost online tuition rates)
 
There are tons more if you want to go the online route.
 
Why not attend University of Texas, San Antonio ? They have good Computer Science and Management Inormation Systems programs.
 
Any of the above schools would allow your wife to get into a good masters degree program. If she does well, her tuition for a Masters Degree can be free and she might be able to earn a small stipend teaching classes. If she wants a job upon graduation then UTSA might provide the best opportunity for local internships that would provide work experience.
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#5 Posted : Tuesday, December 6, 2011 9:44:22 AM(UTC)
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Aces wrote:
There are better and less expensive schools. Explore online evening and distance programs. A couple of distance schools with good reputations:
 

Rochester Institute of Technology

University of Illinois, Springfield http://www.uis.edu/online/ (low cost online tuition rates)

 

There are tons more if you want to go the online route.

 

Why not attend University of Texas, San Antonio ? They have good Computer Science and Management Inormation Systems programs.

 

Any of the above schools would allow your wife to get into a good masters degree program. If she does well, her tuition for a Masters Degree can be free and she might be able to earn a small stipend teaching classes. If she wants a job upon graduation then UTSA might provide the best opportunity for local internships that would provide work experience.


Yea she changed her mind real quick when I told her to check into them. They were charging $620 per credit hour! That is insane. I told her to checkout Univ of Texas at SA. I'm actually getting my Computer Certs through them. We're both going to go there and get our Bachelor's.
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I agree with most of what Postal456 said except the point of
Technical schools needing AACSB accreditation, while those are not bad to have
that is the gold standard for business programs not IT you should concern
yourself with ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology)
accredited universities which Rochester Institute of Technology falls in that category.



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