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  • Security Engineers
  • Machine Learning Engineers
  • Data Scientists
  • Technical Solutions Engineers
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Intermediate Level

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...

English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
4 hours to complete

Cybersecurity Concepts and Security Principles

6 videos (Total 48 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
6 videos
Lesson 1. Vulnerabilities and Threats11m
Method, Opportunity, and Motive5m
Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability13m
Risk, Risk Assessment and Method of Defense7m
Security Principles: Defense in Depth, Defense with Diversity, Cyber Resilience6m
5 readings
Cybersecurity Concepts10m
M.O.M.10m
C.I.A.10m
NIST RMF10m
Defense in Depth10m
1 practice exercise
Exam 1.1. Assess Cybersecurity Concepts and Security Principles Learned42m
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Protect Data Access and Verify Source of Trust

3 videos (Total 25 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Principle of Adequate Data Protection5m
In Software We Trust. Really?9m
3 readings
Apply Principle of Least Privileges for Access Control20m
Inside the Cyberattack that Shocked the US Government", by Brendan Koerner on OPM breach20m
also good to add some additional reading beyond the slides20m
1 practice exercise
Exam 1.2. Assess How to Protect Data Access and Verify Source of Trust22m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

Using GPG to Sign/Verify Software

3 videos (Total 30 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Verify Software Integrity and Authenticity8m
Web of Trust10m
3 readings
The GNU Privacy Handbook30m
Making and verifying signatures20m
How to send/receive encrypted email with GnuPG20m
1 practice exercise
Exam 1.3. Assess the skill of using gpg to sign and verify software.20m
Week
4
5 hours to complete

Be a CA, Setup Secure Server and Client Certificate

6 videos (Total 71 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
What are in a Certificate?8m
Being Your Own CA21m
Server Certificate and Installation13m
Setup Client Certificate7m
Client Server Mutual Authentication8m
5 readings
Verisign15m
Secure Web Access15m
Server Certificates15m
Client Certificates20m
Example of Mutual Authentication15m
1 practice exercise
Exam 1.4. Assess PKI Concepts and Certificates Creation/Signing with PKI20m
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Top reviews from Design and Analyze Secure Networked Systems

By LBMar 8th 2018

The course is excellent in terms of syllabus and objectives. IN my view, it would be even better if there were more explanations about the practical exercises

By NHAug 14th 2019

It is very good to learn basic security for the computers and Networks. Up to week 4 I learn only computer security.

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Edward Chow

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Computer Science

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About the Fundamentals of Computer Network Security Specialization

This specialization in intended for IT professionals, computer programmers, managers, IT security professionals who like to move up ladder, who are seeking to develop network system security skills. Through four courses, we will cover the Design and Analyze Secure Networked Systems, Develop Secure Programs with Basic Cryptography and Crypto API, Hacking and Patching Web Applications, Perform Penetration Testing, and Secure Networked Systems with Firewall and IDS, which will prepare you to perform tasks as Cyber Security Engineer, IT Security Analyst, and Cyber Security Analyst. The learning outcomes of this specialization include: you should be able to create public/private keys, certificate requests, install/sign/verify them for web server and client authentication, secure emails, and code signing. you should be able to write secure web apps with Crypto API to implement the confidentiality, integrity, and availability basic security services. you should be able to hack web applications with vulnerabilities and patch them. you should be able to apply penetration testing tool to exploit vulnerable systems. you should be able to crack passwords given the hashes in password file using AWS P2 GPU. you should be able to configure firewall and IDS for secure network systems you should be able to specify effective security policies and implement efficient enforcement procedures by applying security design principles for securing network systems....
Fundamentals of Computer Network Security

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