American Public University System Reviews - Network Security

4.0 out of 5 stars
(2 Reviews)
  • Charles Town (WV)
  • Annual Tuition: $6,880
100% of 2 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 2 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Steve - 1/3/2018
Degree: Network Security
Graduation Year: 2017
"I enjoyed my time studying at APUS. I learned a lot from the coursework, and it has impacted my career in a very positive way. I was granted a 25% pay raise upon completing my degree. I am the first in my family to finish college, and hope that my work and dedication sets the example for my children. If I had to state any negatives about the university, I would say that APUS needs to keep an eye on their instructors/professors. I have had a few courses where there was literally no interaction from the professors during the course. In one class we did not receive any grades on class work until week 6! This makes it very hard to know how you are doing in the course. I would like to see video lectures from the professors instead of the YouTube videos as stated by others. The financial services department is a pain to deal with. Thanks to them my wife lost her financial aid, but that will go in her review. Overall, my time spent here has been well worth it, and I look forward to starting the Graduate in Cyber Security later this year!"
4.1 out of 5 stars
Grad - 5/1/2016
Degree: Network Security
Graduation Year: 2016
"I just finished my final for a bachelor of science in information systems security with American Military University. This school is great in regards to understanding issues that are out of your control. In regards to financial aid, I had no issues with the university, they have always been helpful either via phone or email. Now, the degree field that I chose was pretty decent. I won't say the best, but good. You really have to study your butt off and write quite a lot of papers on various subjects within the Information Systems Security realm. This degree somewhat prepares you for professional certifications such as Security +, Network + and so on. However, in order for you to pass these certs, you will have to do additional, test-centric study. Have I learned anything in this school? Of course I have learned quite a lot! have learned how to properly manage my time! The daily week to week work load is manageable, Usually, it consists of a forum posting a minimum of 250 words (remember, you do the minimum, you get the minimum grade) and at least two 150 word minimum responses. Additionally, a test or an assignment paper that is at least 3 pages long may be assigned. Then, it's all the additional study time to prep for any topic research beyond the books. The books, which are available electronically with the tuition are alright. Not the best, but good enough to get through the program. As we know, technology is evolving every single day, and some of these books are essentially obsolete due to this fast-paced field. However, the internet is your friend, and you will get what you put in with this degree. Am I proud to say I am an AMU grad? That I am not sure yet, however, I believe so. It does have the "for profit" stigma associated with it, so it may put you at a disadvantage when it comes to work outside of the government sector. Not to bash on the school, but that's simply the stigma that surrounds ALL for-profit schools."
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