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Cybersecurity Fundamentals

Provided by Rochester Institute of Technology (RITx)
10–12 hours
per week, for 8 weeks
Free

$150 USD for graded exams and assignments, plus a certificate

Learn cybersecurity fundamentals, including how to detect threats, protect systems and networks, and anticipate potential cyber attacks.

Start Date:

Before you start

None
Course opens: Aug 6, 2019
Course ends: Oct 1, 2019

What you will learn

  • Network and system administration fundamentals
  • Information assurance fundamentals such as confidentiality, integrity and availability, etc.
  • Basic cryptography concepts
Unit 0: Getting Started
Unit 1: Computing Security Concepts and Problems 1
Unit 2: Computing Security Concepts and Problems 2
Unit 3: Cryptography
Unit 4: Networking 1
Unit 5: Networking 2
Unit 6: Systems Administration
Unit 7: Detection and Prevention
Unit 8: Malware and Forensics
Unit 9: Conclusion​​

Overview

In this introduction to the field of computing security, you will be given an extensive overview of the various branches of computing security. You will learn cybersecurity concepts, issues, and tools that are critical in solving problems in the computing security domain.

You will have opportunities to learn essential techniques in protecting systems and network infrastructures, analyzing and monitoring potential threats and attacks, devising and implementing security solutions for organizations large or small.

This offering is part of the RITx Cybersecurity MicroMasters Program that prepares students to enter and advance in the field of computing security.

Meet your instructors

Jonathan S. Weissman
Senior Lecturer, Computing Security
RIT

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This course is part of:

Earn a MicroMasters® Program Certificate in 1 year if courses are taken one at a time.

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  1. Cybersecurity Fundamentals
  2. 80–96 hours of effort

    Learn the process, techniques and tools for performing a digital forensics investigation to obtain data related to computer crimes.

  3. 80–96 hours of effort

    Learn key principles of risk analysis, risk assessment and risk mitigation for information security using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.

  4. 80–96 hours of effort

    Learn the process of network security, including intrusion detection, evidence collection, network auditing, and contingency planning against attacks.

  5. 80–96 hours of effort

    Demonstrate the knowledge and skills acquired in the Cybersecurity MicroMasters Program.

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