IBM Cybersecurity Analyst Professional Certificate

Get ready to launch your career in cybersecurity. Build job-ready skills for an in-demand role in the field, no degree or prior experience required.

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3 Months

Under 10 hours of study a week


Beginner Level

No prior experience required.

Earn credits

Part of Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences

Build job-ready skills by learning from the best

Get started in the in-demand field of cybersecurity with a Professional Certificate from IBM. Learn the core principles of compliance and threat intelligence, including network security, incident response, and forensics, and gain experience with key cybersecurity tools.

Common job titles: Junior Cybersecurity Analyst, Cybersecurity Analyst

¹Lightcast™ Job Postings Report (median with 0-2 years experience), United States, 9/1/21-9/1/22.
²Based on Cousera learner outcome survey responses, United States, 2021.

median entry-level salary¹

of certificate grads started a new career²

in-demand job openings in cybersecurity¹

¹Lightcast™ Job Postings Report (median with 0-2 years experience), United States, 9/1/21-9/1/22.
²Based on Cousera learner outcome survey responses, United States, 2021.

Skills you will gain

  • information security analyst

  • IT security analyst

  • security analyst

  • Junior cybersecurity analyst

  • Information Security (INFOSEC)

  • IBM New Collar

  • Malware

  • Cybersecurity

  • Cyber Attacks

  • database vulnerabilities

  • Network Security

  • Sql Injection

About this Professional Certificate

What you will learn

  • Develop knowledge of cybersecurity analyst tools including data protection; endpoint protection; SIEM; and systems and network fundamentals.

  • Learn about key compliance and threat intelligence topics important in today’s cybersecurity landscape.

  • Gain skills for incident responses and forensics with real-world cybersecurity case studies.

  • Get hands-on experience to develop skills via industry specific and open source Security tools.

What is a Professional Certificate?

Build the Skills to Get Job Ready

Whether you’re looking to start a new career, or change your current one, Professional Certificates on Coursera help you become job ready. Learn at your own pace, whenever and wherever it’s most convenient for you. Enroll today and explore a new career path with a 7 day free trial. You can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time.

Hands-On Projects

Apply your skills with hands-on projects and build a portfolio that showcases your job readiness to potential employers. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to earn your Certificate.

Earn a Career Credential

When you complete all of the courses in the program, you'll earn a Certificate to share with your professional network as well as unlock access to career support resources to help you kickstart your new career. Many Professional Certificates have hiring partners that recognize the Professional Certificate credential and others can help prepare you for a certification exam. You can find more information on individual Professional Certificate pages where it applies.

There are 8 Courses in this Professional Certificate


Course 1

Introduction to Cybersecurity Tools & Cyber Attacks

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Course 2

Cybersecurity Roles, Processes & Operating System Security

4,739 ratings

Course 3

Cybersecurity Compliance Framework & System Administration

2,838 ratings

Course 4

Network Security & Database Vulnerabilities

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Earn credit towards your degree

Upon completing this certificate, you can earn college credit when you're accepted into Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences from University of North Texas.

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