This track provides foundational knowledge of the key areas typically encountered in the field of cyber security through courses in security essentials. We then build upon that foundational knowledge by covering some of the top skills required for practical hands-on cyber security.
Essential concepts, such as risk management, access control, and principles of cyber security are covered. These principles are then expanded upon and applied to various security architectures and associated controls. Despite best efforts for a secure environment, incidents are bound to occur. Incident response and forensics is included in this certificate as every organization had either had an incident or has one that is ongoing and simply hasn’t detected it. Application security is specifically addressed as well, because most attacks are against applications and, in particular, web applications. In short, these essential courses arm you with the knowledge and skills to begin a career in cyber security or take your existing career to the next level.
Techniques that cyber criminals use are discussed, demonstrated, and practiced. Knowing how the enemy thinks and operates helps with defense. You will learn to capture and analyze network traffic in this certificate as well. Network traffic doesn’t lie and the ability to analyze network traffic is one of the top skills needed in cyber security. To round out this series, we include a basic course on malware analysis. Fundamental understanding of how malware operates improves your ability to detect and contain infections. Not only does this track build upon foundational knowledge and concepts with a practical view of cyber security, we focus on hands-on practical labs and exercises. You will gain tangible skills to operate securely and mindfully on a network.