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At National University, we strive to make higher education accessible to all adult learners. View our resource articles below that provide insights and information to help navigate your education path.

MPA vs. MBA: Which is Right For You

If your goal is to move into management, improve your leadership skills, or increase your salary, one approach is pursuing a graduate degree in your field or a closely related field. Many specialized master’s degree programs offer courses and training that can advance your expertise and potential for a higher-level position; two popular examples are …

Getting a Master’s in Computer Science: Online Degree Options

If you’ve ever considered getting a master’s in computer science online degree, one question you might have asked yourself is, “Is it really worth it?” After all, attending school would require time and financial commitments, both of which can seem rather daunting. So, let’s look at why many of your peers are finding a master’s …

Cybersecurity Classes You Can Take For Career Advancement

Cybercrime is on the rise. According to Symantec’s 2019 Internet Security Report, in 2018 these growing online threats included: An average of 4,800 websites compromised each month by formjacking attacks — crimes in which JavaScript code is used to steal personal information from website checkout pages. A 12 percent increase in ransomware attacks against enterprises, …

Ask an Expert: Why Is Computer Forensics Important?

When you have a difficult question, it’s always best to turn to a subject matter expert for answers. In our blog series, Ask an Expert, National University faculty take turns answering challenging questions in their areas of expertise. In this post, we asked Brian Scavotto, a computer forensics expert, consultant, and instructor at National University’s …

Ask an Expert: Why Is Criminal Justice Important?

When you have a difficult question, it’s always best to turn to a subject matter expert for answers. In our blog series, Ask An Expert, National University faculty take turns answering challenging questions in their areas of expertise. In this post, we put the focus on criminal justice. We sat down with Professor Marc Bailey …

Ask an Expert: Where Do Ethical Hackers Work?

When you have a difficult question, it’s always best to turn to a subject matter expert for answers. In our blog series, Ask An Expert, National University faculty take turns answering challenging questions in their areas of expertise. In this post, we put the focus on ethical hacking. We spoke with Alan Watkins, Core Adjunct …

What is Cybersecurity?

It was an incident that made national, and even international headlines. A North American casino discovered that its database had been hacked and upwards of 10 GB of data was stolen. That the cybersecurity breach occurred wasn’t the crux of the story. What really had the world buzzing was the way the hackers did it. …

What Is an MBA Program?

A master in business administration, perhaps more widely known by its abbreviation “MBA,” is a desirable graduate degree intended to advance a student’s skills and knowledge — and therefore advance their career. If earning an MBA is one of your personal and professional goals, you’ve already taken the first step by asking, “What is an …

What Can I Do With a Master’s in Public Administration?

When you drive through your city or town, you might take notice of traffic signals, sidewalks, landscaping, recreational fields, and fire hydrants. You might see new residential or commercial construction projects or road or utility work. When you’re home, you flip on the lights, turn on the water, take out the trash and recycling. There …

Thinking Like the Bad Guys: What Ethical Hackers Do

When Sun Tzu, the ancient Chinese military strategist, wrote his fifth-century masterpiece, The Art of War, he clearly wasn’t thinking about a battle waged across the internet. However, in the global fight against cybercriminals in the 21st century, his words are as relevant today as they were to the battles being fought back then. When …