November 16, 2012 | Marcus Varner | Leave a comment For those naysayers who discount the quality of education provided by for-profit schools like Strayer University, the U.S. National Security Agency would beg to disagree. Last month, the NSA’s Committee of National Security Systems added Strayer University to a select list of postsecondary institutions whose information systems security curriculum satisfies national training standards for information systems administrators and security professionals. For Strayer IT students, this is a huge boost, as this distinction shows employers that Strayer IT grads are equipped with the knowledge and training that is deemed sufficient by a U.S. government agency. That’s quite an endorsement. Dr. Bill Dafnis, dean of Strayer’s School of Information Systems and Technology, says, “The approval adds a new value to the education that the students in our information systems programs are receiving. It’s a great honor to know that Strayer University now joins a select group to have received this prestigious recognition.” The number of schools that receive this recognition is relatively small at about 200 postsecondary institutions. This puts Strayer University in an elite class in terms of their Information Systems Security curriculum, but this honor is only one more step toward the school’s goal of being recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence by the NSA and the Department of Homeland Security. Dafnis explains, “This prestigious approval elevates the University’s security programs, and shows employers that most students are learning material that has been approved by one of the U.S. government’s highly respected agencies. We will use this approval as a solid foundation to help us continue to expand our offerings within the school.” So what does this mean for you as you’re looking for the best program for your needs? It means that online schools are increasingly able to provide a quality education on par with the nation’s best colleges.