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Cybersecurity Fundamentals

Rochester Institute of Technology via edX

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.

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​​

Taught by

Jonathan Weissman

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Reviews

4.8 rating, based on 19 reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course, spending 10 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    First off, an enormous round of applause to the instructor Mr. Weissman and everyone else that worked on this amazing course. I personally filled several weeks of research to find the perfect curriculum on this subject, so I consider that, especially...
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    Alessandra B.

    Alessandra completed this course.

    I must deeply thank you Prof Weissmann for the high quality of your lessons and your extraordinary communicative skills: I have learnerd a lot, considering that I started as a total beginner, and I'm deeply interested in pursuing the next steps of the Cybersecurity MicroMaster. I hope to keep in touch with you in the future via Linkedin: a phrase in one of your e-mails to Edx students"Once you're my student, you're always my student" deeply touched me. Thanks again and hope to follow soon another of your courses. Best regards
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    This was my first course at RIT and I enjoyed every moment of it.

    The videos are great. The reading material is varied and thus very enjoying to read. The hands-on exercises in the course are fun and very educational and I would have liked more of those.

    The only negative was that a few of the web pages that were linked to were not working, but then again the end destination of those links are not controlled by RIT so it's probably to be expected.

    Thanks again, and I make it through the next course.

    Best regards
    Fredrik Åhman
  • Malolan completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    Amazingly organized, excellently presented, and great content. Honestly, one of the most professional looking course I have EVER taken in my life. The professor, is truly fantastic.He wears a super cool sweatshirt each lecture;the transitions,animations, and visualizations are AMAZING;and the course is extremely well organized.I highly recommend this course to anyone and everyone!!

    Do however note that it takes about 1-4 hours a week and definitely not more than 4 hours.
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    Luis R.

    Luis completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    This has been a great course. It is a great introductory course for what follows in the Cybersecurity Micromasters degree, both for people who don't know the concepts or people who need a refresher. I learned several concepts I was not fully aware of. You make everything very simple to understand, and the additional notes/links for reading are very good and interesting. Thanks!
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    Ridwan O.

    Ridwan completed this course.

    Wao! I'm different from who I used to be after this course. Thanks to every one especially my instructor, Jonathan S. Weissman, who taught me Cyber Security Fundamentals. Jonathan brought meaning to the lecture and I learnt a lot. To be honest, that was my best class yet. What a memory!
  • Thomas O.

    Thomas completed this course.

    Hello All, please I have been taking several online course but I can boldly say that the concept deployed on the administration of Cybersecurity Fundamental is superb! Great work to the team. I have started inviting more people to join the program. Others need to benefit from it too. I don't want to eat alone, so that I wont .... alone. Great job!
  • Senator S.

    Senator completed this course, spending 12 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    This was a very powerful experience for me. I love to know it all and the way the every single transcripts and presentations were presentation was perfect for me.

    The tutor truly cares and want you to succeed. Will get you ready for the tech industry.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Great course. This is a well designed and exhaustive look at Networking, focused on laying the foundation for understanding the world of Cybersecurity. I enjoyed the course, and am taking the subsequent courses.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Very inspiring. You get the full overall picture and enough details to take you to a new. Clear and thorough lectures. Complex topics explained in an easy, interesting and understandable way.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.


    Great course and really clear. Good online platform as well.

    Good work from all the course development team.

    Best way to develop our skill from home.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I really enjoyed all the learning material and specially the animations. I look forward to continuing learning about this amazing world of Cybersecurity.

  • Carl M.

    Carl completed this course.

    Great course, great topic selection, great editing and most of all great instructor. The timing was OK and flexible
    Thanks
  • Ivan V.

    Ivan completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.

    A good introduction course if you're coming to security from a non-IT background or want to go through some of the basics one more time before moving to more challenging courses. It doesn't go much in depth of the covered topics; I'd say it gives you...
  • Thomas O.

    Thomas completed this course.

    The Best Online Teacher that I have met so far is Jonathan S Weissman. He makes the course so interesting and appealing to the students. The more one listens to him, the more you would want to still hear him teach. What a privilege to take his course. He is the man!
  • Hailye T.

    Hailye completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.

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  • Md is taking this course right now, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.

    I like this course. Always i learn about cyber security.so this course is very helpful for me.thank so much for making this type of course.
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