Duration: 8 months

4 hours per week

Format: 100% online

Learn at your own pace

Primary Language: English

Subtitles: English, Arabic, French

Empower yourself with a pathway to an in-demand career in Cybersecurity

$97,189  Median Cybersecurity Analyst salary in the US* ... 150,675 Open Cybersecurity roles in the US* ... 29% Projected 10 year job growth in the US*

Empower yourself with a pathway to an in-demand career in Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is one of the most in-demand career fields. 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, and enjoy collaborative problem solving and communicating solutions.

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Take courses designed by IBM

Learn the job-relevant skills you’ll need to launch your career in cybersecurity.

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Showcase your new skills with portfolio projects that solve real-world problems.

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Get an industry-recognized certificate to enhance your resume.

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Investigate a real-world security breach and create prevention recommendations.

Program description

Develop foundational Cybersecurity skills required for an entry-level role.

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
  • networking basics
  • scripting
  • forensics
  • Penetration Test
  • Computer Security Incident Management
  • Application Security
  • threat intelligence
  • network defensive tactics
  • cyber attack
  • Breach (Security Exploit)
  • professional certificate
  • cybersecurity analyst


This 8-course Professional Certificate will give you the technical skills that are required 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.

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.

There are 8 Courses in this Professional Certificate


Course 1

Introduction to Cybersecurity Tools & Cyber Attacks

6,250 ratings
1,739 reviews

Course 2

Cybersecurity Roles, Processes & Operating System Security

2,500 ratings
513 reviews

Course 3

Cybersecurity Compliance Framework & System Administration

1,460 ratings
276 reviews

Course 4

Network Security & Database Vulnerabilities

1,541 ratings
326 reviews

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