Gain job-ready skills from IBM experts

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. ● According to CyberSeek, from June 2019  through May 2020, there were 171,000 openings for Information Security Analysts, but only 125,000 workers currently employed in those positions – an annual talent shortfall of 46,000 workers. On average, cybersecurity roles take 21% longer to fill than other IT jobs. ● The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects 31% hiring growth for Cybersecurity Analysts between 2019 and 2029, growing much faster than average in other careers. 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. 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.
Learner Career Outcomes
11%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
12%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Pathway to in-demand jobs
No previous experience necessary
Fast and flexible learning
100% online, self-paced learning designed to fit your life
Valuable career services
Resources to help during your job search
Professional Certificate from IBM
A recognized career credential to enhance your resume
Approximately 8 months to complete
Suggested pace of 4 hours/week
English
Learner Career Outcomes
11%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
12%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Pathway to in-demand jobs
No previous experience necessary
Fast and flexible learning
100% online, self-paced learning designed to fit your life
Valuable career services
Resources to help during your job search
Professional Certificate from IBM
A recognized career credential to enhance your resume
Approximately 8 months to complete
Suggested pace of 4 hours/week
English

There are 8 Courses in this Professional Certificate

Course1

Course 1

Introduction to Cybersecurity Tools & Cyber Attacks

4.5
stars
5,859 ratings
1,634 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Cybersecurity Roles, Processes & Operating System Security

4.6
stars
2,322 ratings
481 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Cybersecurity Compliance Framework & System Administration

4.6
stars
1,353 ratings
258 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Network Security & Database Vulnerabilities

4.6
stars
1,439 ratings
307 reviews

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