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Essentials of Cybersecurity

University of Washington via edX Professional Certificate

Overview

Are you interested in working in cybersecurity but unsure if it's the right career choice for you?

This professional certificate program will introduce you to the field of cybersecurity, as you learn about its landscape, numerous sectors and various roles, competencies and career pathways.

You will learn about the role of the Chief Information Security Office (CISO) as you study the policies, procedures, practices and technologies put in place to mitigate organizational and systems vulnerabilities to cyberattack.

You will also learn about the type of skills needed from a cybersecurity professional, outside of technical proficiency. And lastly, you will be given the opportunity to complete a self-assessment to determine which career path in cybersecurity is right for you.

The goal of this program is to help you better understand cybersecurity and the opportunities within this field as they apply to you. The program is intended for learners who wish to identify their specific optimal niche and create a plan for entry into this exciting field.

Syllabus

Courses under this program:
Course 1: Introduction to Cybersecurity

An introduction to cybersecurity, ideal for learners who are curious about the world of Internet security and who want to be literate in the field.



Course 2: Cybersecurity: The CISO's View

Learn about cybersecurity operations and the role played by the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in the industry.



Course 3: Building a Cybersecurity Toolkit

Develop a set of skills and characteristics that expand beyond technical proficiency to become a successful cybersecurity professional.



Course 4: Finding Your Cybersecurity Career Path

Learn about different career pathways in cybersecurity and complete a self-assessment project to better understand the right path for you.



Courses

Taught by

Barbara Endicott-Popovsky and David Aucsmith

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