Online Short-Course

Cyber Security fundamentals

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

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, analysing and monitoring potential threats and attacks, devising and implementing security solutions for organisations large or small.

This offering is part of the RITx Cybersecurity MicroMasters® Programme that prepares students to enter and advance in the field of computing security. This course is part of a MicroMasters® programme.

If you complete all courses in the MicroMasters® programme in 2018, GE will guarantee you an interview in Boston for an internship or full-time role. Open to Massachusetts residents only. This course is part of the Cybersecurity MicroMasters® Programme, offered through the edX® platform.

Associated Programmes:

MicroMasters® Programme: Cybersecurity

This course forms part of the Cybersecurity MicroMasters® Programme which, includes the following courses:

Cybersecurity Fundamentals

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

Cybersecurity Risk Management

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

Computer Forensics

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

Network Security

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

Cybersecurity Capstone

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

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No travel required

Flexible Payments

Earn while you learn

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Network and system administration fundamentals

Information assurance fundamentals such as confidentiality, integrity and availability, etc

Basic cryptography concepts

Course Syllabus

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

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