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Learner Career Outcomes

33%

started a new career after completing these courses

30%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

12%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
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Beginner Level
Approx. 12 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

THREATS AND ATTACK VECTORS IN COMPUTER SECURITY

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 54 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
About the Instructor9m
Phishing7m
Social Engineering13m
Authentication based attacks13m
3 readings
About this course10m
Digital Identity - Required Reading30m
Lecture Slides10m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz - Week 120m
Week 1 - User based attacks30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Network and system based attacks

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 33 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Denial of Service attacks9m
Wireless based attacks10m
4 readings
Viruses and Worms10m
DDoS Attacks15m
Mobile Based Attacks16m
Lecture Slides10m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz - Week 220m
Week 2 - Network and system based attacks30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Cloud Security

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 50 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Why do we need to be concerned with “The Cloud”15m
SaaS11m
Database Security11m
3 readings
Real Cloud Based Attacks15m
Cloud Security Alliance10m
Lecture Slides10m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz - Week 320m
Week 3: Cloud Security30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Common Vulnerabilities

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 38 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Operating Systems10m
Software: Buffer Overflows9m
Software: Web Based Applications9m
3 readings
Software: Injection20m
Shadow Brokers15m
Lecture Slides10m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz - Week 420m
Week 4: Common Vulnerabilities30m

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About the Cybersecurity for Business Specialization

It seems anymore that you can't listen to the news without hearing of a data breach. You may have heard it said before that there are 2 types of companies out there, the ones who have been breached and those who will be breached. Defending against attackers who want to compromise assets can seem like an arduous task, but learning how attacks work and more importantly how to defend against those attacks can be very fulfilling. This specialization is designed to introduce you to practical computer security by teaching you the fundamentals of how you use security in the business world. This course is for those who want to understand how to defend computer systems and assets from attackers and other threats. It is also for those who want to understand how threats and attacks are carried out to help better defend their systems. This specialization is designed for senior business leaders to middle management and system administrators, so they can all speak the same language and get a better handle on their organization's security. Additionally, the course material may help you in passing some industry leading computer security examinations such as Security+ and CISSP....
Cybersecurity for Business

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