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English
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Learner Career Outcomes

60%

started a new career after completing these courses

57%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

40%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level
Approx. 11 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Introduction and Firewalls

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 45 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
About the Instructor9m
Firewall basics9m
Advanced firewalls9m
Types of firewall configurations9m
2 readings
About this course10m
Lecture Slides10m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz - Week 120m
Week 1 - Firewalls - the gatekeeper30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Intrusion Detection and Prevention

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 20 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Intrusion Detection Systems4m
Intrusion Prevention Systems6m
3 readings
Intrusion Detection Readings15m
Honeypots35m
Lecture Slides10m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz - Week 220m
Week 2 - Intrusion Detection and Prevention30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Detection and Prevention tools

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 39 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Snort10m
HIDs and HIPs8m
Splunk8m
3 readings
Splunk and Security10m
Understanding IPS vs. IDS15m
Lecture Slides10m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz - Week 320m
Week 3 - Detection and Prevention Tools30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Attacks are Inevitable - Case Study

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 39 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Before the Attack11m
During the Attack11m
After the Attack8m
2 readings
The Incident Handlers Handbook25m
Case Study - The Target Breach20m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz - Week 420m
Week 4 - Real World Attacks30m

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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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