About this Professional Certificate

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A growing number of exciting, well-paying jobs in today’s security industry do not require a college degree. This 8-course Professional Certificate will give you the technical skills to become job-ready for a cybersecurity analyst role. Instructional content and labs will introduce you to concepts including network security, endpoint protection, incident response, threat intelligence, penetration testing, and vulnerability assessment. Cybersecurity is one of the most in-demand career fields: ● The 2019 (ISC)² Cybersecurity Workforce Study points to a severe shortage of cybersecurity professionals. It estimates that 4 million more cybersecurity professionals are needed to defend organizations. ● CyberSeek.org, ranks Cybersecurity Analyst as second on a list of high demand job roles in low supply. ● The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects 32% hiring growth for Cybersecurity Analysts between 2018 and 2028, outpacing other roles. This program is suitable for learners entering the workforce and professionals switching careers. You should be comfortable working with computers, be willing to develop new technical skills, enjoy collaborative problem solving, and communicating solutions. By the end of this program, you will have completed a real-world security breach hands-on project and applied concepts through industry tool virtual labs to provide you with the confidence to start a career in cybersecurity.
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Beginner Level
Approx. 8 months to complete
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English
Subtitles: English
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 8 months to complete
Suggested 4 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English

There are 8 Courses in this Professional Certificate

Course1

Course 1

Introduction to Cybersecurity Tools & Cyber Attacks

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2,560 ratings
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Course2

Course 2

Cybersecurity Roles, Processes & Operating System Security

4.6
stars
863 ratings
177 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Cybersecurity Compliance Framework & System Administration

4.6
stars
495 ratings
97 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Network Security & Database Vulnerabilities

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stars
531 ratings
112 reviews

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  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Certificate, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Certificate. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • It typically takes between 4 to 8 months to complete the 8 courses. But some learners may go through the content faster.

  • No previous cybersecurity knowledge or experience is required, but you should be comfortable working with computers, be willing to develop new technical skills, enjoy collaborative problem solving, and communicating solutions.

  • You will be unable to take the final course, IBM Cybersecurity Analyst Assessment, until the previous 7 courses are completed. It is recommended to take the courses in order.

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