About this courseSkip About this course
How do you protect the critical data that is increasingly being stored in the cloud? Learn how to build a security strategy that keeps data safe and mitigates risk.
In this course, part of the Cloud Computing MicroMasters program, you will be introduced to industry best practices for cloud security and learn how to architect and configure security-related features in a cloud platform. Case studies and government standard documents will be reviewed to help ensure appropriate levels of security are implemented.
You’ll develop the necessary skills to identify possible security issues in the cloud environment. You will also gain experience with tools and techniques that monitor the environment and help prevent security breaches such as monitoring logs and implementing appropriate security policies.
Earn up to $225 in AWS promotional credits!
Students who enroll in this course are eligible for $25 in AWS promotional credit to cover the cost of the hands on labs. Students can claim this credit after completing some initial course work but before beginning the first AWS lab. Students also qualify for an additional $200 AWS promotional credit by purchasing a verified certificate and successfully completing the final project.
This course is part of the Cloud Computing MicroMaster’s program from UMGC. Upon completion of the program and receipt of the verified MicroMaster’s certificate, learners may then transition into the full UMGC Master’s Program in Cloud Computing Architecture. See the MicroMasters program page for more information.
What you'll learnSkip What you'll learn
- Evaluate security issues with cloud infrastructure
- Implement cloud features to secure and harden the infrastructure
- Use tools to analyze system logs to detect possible security or performance problems
- Review case studies and standard documents on cloud security
- Understand the use of security policies as part of the overall security strategy of an organization
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Frequently asked questions
How long does a student have to apply to and complete the full UMGC degree?
To ensure that your program remains relevant and up-to-date, UMGC sets time limits for completing a program. Students have five (5) consecutive years from the start of the graduate degree to complete their degree. For students who start with a MicroMasters, their “time clock” begins on the date that they complete their last course in the MicroMasters program and receive their Verified Certificate. This means that students should apply to UMGC promptly to begin the degree and have as much time as possible to complete it.
Is this offer just for students who purchase a Verified Certificate?
No, all students are eligible for the $25 promotional AWS credit in IT Fundamentals for Business Professionals: Enterprise Systems. If you purchase a Verified Certificate you will receive an additional $100 promotional AWS credit upon successfully passing the course.
How do I receive my AWS promotional credit?
To take advantage of this benefit, you must first create an AWS Educate account by clicking on the link located in lesson 3 before the exams. Once registered, you will be provided with a $25 promotional credit code.
What is the AWS exercise?
This optional activity, which does not count towards the course’s final grade, will introduce you to the world of cloud computing through the creation of a Wordpress site on a cloud-based web server.
If I don’t finish the course do I get to keep the AWS promotional credit?
How do I receive my $100 AWS promotional credit?
Learners in the verified track who pass the course will receive an additional $100 in AWS Promotional Credit. This extra credit can be accessed through a link that will appear in the course after the subsection of the final exam.
If I am having issues accessing the AWS promotional credits, whom do I contact?
Please contact AWS Educate at the following link: https://aws.amazon.com/education/awseducate/contact-us/. Should there be any issues with the course itself or with the AWS exercise, contact the course team via the course discussion forum.
Are there any geography restrictions for this offer?
Can I use the credits on anything?
The credits can be used for most AWS services, but there are some exclusions. See https://aws.amazon.com/awscredits/ for restrictions and limitations.
Who can take this course?
Unfortunately, learners from one or more of the following countries or regions will not be able to register for this course: Iran, Cuba and the Crimea region of Ukraine. While edX has sought licenses from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to offer our courses to learners in these countries and regions, the licenses we have received are not broad enough to allow us to offer this course in all locations. EdX truly regrets that U.S. sanctions prevent us from offering all of our courses to everyone, no matter where they live.