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edX launches Rochester Institute of Technology’s Cybersecurity programme

Rochester Institute of Technology offers a series of online courses on Cybersecurity. The course gives you a broad idea on the fundamentals of networks and system administration.

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According to Forbes (January 2016), cybersecurity positions are expected to rise by 6 million globally by 2019. However, there is a dearth of quality Cybersecurity professionals in the country.

The Cybersecurity course from Rochester Institute of Technology gives a broad idea on the fundamentals of networks and system administration.

One can learn how to perform digital forensic analysis of cybercrime as well as techniques of risk analysis. One of the benefits of this MicroMasters program is that once completed, one can apply to RIT and if accepted into the RIT program, the edX MicroMasters Credential will count for 9 credits toward a Master of Science in Computing Security Degree (which is a total of 30 credits).

There are 5 courses in this program starting in March and the average length of each course being 8 weeks.

Job Opportunities:

  • According to Forbes, Cybersecurity positions are expected to rise 6 million globally by 2019.
  • Specilisation in cybersecutrity will open various opportunities as security analyst, security engineer, security architect, forensics investigator, cybersecurity specialist, and more!
  • For those already working in the IT field, security expertise can raise your pay by 9% according to Forbes.

Here's what course-takers will learn from this Cybersecurity MicroMasters Programme:

  • Fundamentals of networks;
  • Systems administration;
  • How to protect computer networks and other systems by mitigating vulnerabilities and monitoring intrusions;
  • How to perform digital forensic analysis of cybercrime by gathering information on the nature and extent of the attack for presentation in a court of law, as well as assessing the extent of the damage to an organization;
  • Techniques of risk analysis;
  • Risk assessment and vulnerability assessment.

Courses offered in this Cybersecurity MicroMasters Programme are:

Course 1: Cybersecurity Fundamentals

In this course, you will learn how to detect threats, protect systems and networks, and anticipate potential cyber attacks.

Course begins on March 21, 2017

To enroll, click here.

Course 2: Computer Forensics

In this course you will learn the process, techniques and tools for performing a digital forensics investigation to obtain data related to computer crimes.

Course begins on May 23, 2017

To enroll, click here.

RIT's Cybersecurity programme - Online Course

Course 3: Cybersecurity Risk Management

In this course you will learn key principles of risk analysis, risk assessment and risk mitigation for information security.

Course begins on
July 25, 2017

To enroll, click here

Course 4: Network Security

In this course you will learn the process of network security, including intrusion detection, network auditing, and contingency planning against attacks.

Course begins on September 26, 2017

To enroll, click here

Course 5: Cybersecurity Capstone

In this course, you will learn to demonstrate the knowledge and skills acquired in the Cybersecurity MicroMasters Program.

Course begins on November 28, 2017

To enroll, click here.

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