Identity Management Certificate -- Curriculum 278

Program Manager

Cynthia Irvine, Ph.D.

Code CS/Ci, Glasgow East, Room 211

(831) 656-2461, DSN 756-2461

Academic Associate

Duane Davis, Ph.D.

Glasgow Hall, Room 212

(831) 656-2733, DSN 756-2733


Brief Overview

Identity Management (IDM) is a growing concern throughout defense, government, and private sector organizations. It includes an infrastructure that supports the identification of humans in physical space, and the logical identification of human and non-human subjects, hardware, and software in cyber space.

The IDM Certificate is offered each academic quarter and is conducted in a hybrid mode that involves a one-week program of intense IDM education at NPS followed by 9 weeks of remote learning, and culminates with an on-site (NPS campus) course work at the end of the academic quarter. The hybrid approach reduces student attrition and has resulted in considerable esprit de corps and camaraderie among the students who represent a mixture of military and government civilians.

Upon completion of the courses with adequate grades, students may apply IDM course credits toward Identity Management specializations in either the Computer Science or Information Sciences degree programs. For more information, please visit the IDM website at:


Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Program Length

The IDM Certificate takes 2 quarters, or 6 months, to complete.

Certificate Sponsor

Biometrics Task Force

Certificate Requirements

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
CS3686Identity Management Infrastructure






IS3710Identity Management Operations



IS3720Identity Management Policy