IBM Cybersecurity Analyst Professional Certificate

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.

IBM Skills Network Team
Dee Dee Collette

Instructors: IBM Skills Network Team

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What you'll 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.

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Prepare for a career in Cybersecurity

  • Receive professional-level training from IBM
  • Demonstrate your proficiency in portfolio-ready projects
  • Earn an employer-recognized certificate from IBM
  • Qualify for in-demand job titles: Junior Cybersecurity Analyst, Cybersecurity Analyst
median U.S. salary for Cybersecurity
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Professional Certificate - 8 course series

Introduction to Cybersecurity Tools & Cyberattacks

Course 111 hours4.6 (15,320 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • How to apply key cybersecurity concepts, tools, and methodologies to protect digital and physical assets

  • How to recognize various types of threat actors and malware and explore preventive measures

  • To identify various internet security threats and common cybersecurity best practices

  • To understand authentication and identity management concepts for safeguarding your organization

Skills you'll gain

Category: Computer Security Incident Management
Category: Cybersecurity
Category: Breach (Security Exploit)
Category: security analyst
Category: cyber attack

Operating Systems: Overview, Administration, and Security

Course 217 hours4.6 (5,417 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Essential OS knowledge for professionals looking to get started in cybersecurity and IT support

  • ow to adeptly navigate features unique to Windows, Linux, and MacOS ecosystems

  • How to manage user accounts and permissions

  • Valuable insights into foundational cloud computing concepts such as virtualization and containerization

Skills you'll gain

Category: Cybersecurity Threats
Category: Cybersecurity Controls
Category: Physical Threats and Controls

Cybersecurity Compliance Framework, Standards & Regulations

Course 311 hours4.7 (3,194 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Define fundamental concepts of cybersecurity, including governance, risk management, compliance, AI ethics, and the audit process.

  • Identify cybersecurity laws and regulations, both at a national and international level and comprehend their implications for organizations.

  • Explore industry standards and their significance in cybersecurity practices and gain insights into the COBIT framework and SOC reports.

  • Apply cybersecurity industry standards and best practices to mitigate risks, enhance security, and ensure compliance through audit processes.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Computer Security Incident Management
Category: scripting
Category: Cybersecurity
Category: forensics
Category: Penetration Test

Network Security & Database Vulnerabilities

Course 417 hours4.7 (3,109 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Understand network basics around the TCP/IP and OSI Models.

  • Recount DNS, DHCP, Switching and Routing concepts.

  • Understand IP Addressing, Network Address Translation and Packet Sniffing.

  • Describe the structures and vulnerabilities of key databases for cybersecurity including SQL, Couch, Oracle and MongoDB.

Skills you'll gain

Category: networking basics
Category: Cybersecurity
Category: Network Security
Category: database vulnerabilities
Category: Sql Injection

Penetration Testing, Incident Response and Forensics

Course 517 hours4.6 (2,277 ratings)

What you'll learn

Skills you'll gain

Category: Risk Management
Category: Laws and Regulations
Category: Cybersecurity Compliance
Category: Cybersecurity Framework
Category: Cybersecurity Standards

Cyber Threat Intelligence

Course 627 hours4.7 (1,628 ratings)

What you'll learn

Skills you'll gain

Category: Operating Systems
Category: Directory and File Management
Category: User (Computing)
Category: Virtualization
Category: Linux, Windows, MacOS
Category: User Accounts

Cybersecurity Capstone: Breach Response Case Studies

Course 715 hours4.8 (1,410 ratings)

What you'll learn

Skills you'll gain

Category: Computer Security Incident Management
Category: professional certificate
Category: cybersecurity analyst

IBM Cybersecurity Analyst Assessment

Course 84 hours4.8 (1,149 ratings)

What you'll learn

Skills you'll gain

Category: Cybersecurity
Category: network defensive tactics
Category: threat intelligence
Category: Application Security
Category: security analyst


IBM Skills Network Team
58 Courses830,813 learners
Dee Dee Collette
4 Courses484,395 learners

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Get a head start on your degree

When you complete this Professional Certificate, you can earn college credit if you are admitted and enroll in one of the following online degree programs.¹


Degree credit eligible

This Professional Certificate has ACE® recommendation. It is eligible for college credit at participating U.S. colleges and universities. Note: The decision to accept specific credit recommendations is up to each institution.

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