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IBM Cybersecurity Fundamentals

IBM via edX Professional Certificate


There are a growing number of exciting, well-paying jobs in today’s security industry that do not require a traditional college degree.

Throughout this professional certificate program, you will learn concepts around cybersecurity tools and processes, system administration, operating system and the basics of security compliance and industry standards.

The instructors are IBMers with a worldwide perspective. They will share the skills they need to secure IBM and its clients’ security systems.


Courses under this program:
Course 1: Cybersecurity Basics

This course gives you the background needed to understand the basics of Cybersecurity. You will explore information security from its history to a description of various cybercriminals and cybersecurity threats concluding with the tools needed to prevent an attack.

Course 2: Cybersecurity Roles and Operating System Security

This course gives you the background needed to understand basic Cybersecurity around people. process and technology.

Course 3: Cybersecurity Compliance and System Administration

Build the background needed to understand key cybersecurity compliance and industry standards. The knowledge gained in this course is critical for any cybersecurity role you would like to acquire or grow into within an organization. You will also learn about how to secure your systems through an understanding of basic server administration concepts.

Course 4: Basic Network and Database Security

Build a background needed to understand basic network security and learn how to safeguard your organization from cybersecurity attacks. In addition to network security, you will learn about different types of data including personal sensitive data and safeguarding your organization from a data breach.


Taught by

Coreen Ryskamp


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