About this Specialization
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Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 3 months to complete

Suggested 5 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

Skills you will gain

CybersecurityInformation Security (INFOSEC)Risk AssessmentAttack Surface

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 3 months to complete

Suggested 5 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

Learners taking this Specialization are

  • Security Engineers
  • Risk Managers
  • Technical Solutions Engineers
  • Chief Technology Officers (CTOs)
  • IT Support

How the Specialization Works

Take Courses

A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.

Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

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There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Introduction to Cybersecurity for Business

4.7
368 ratings
98 reviews
Course2

Cyber Threats and Attack Vectors

4.6
199 ratings
40 reviews
Course3

Detecting and Mitigating Cyber Threats and Attacks

4.7
157 ratings
29 reviews
Course4

Proactive Computer Security

4.6
99 ratings
22 reviews

Instructor

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Greg Williams

Lecturer
Department of Computer Science

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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 Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. 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.

  • This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • The course within the specialization can be accomplished in 4-5 weeks with each week being 3-4 hours of study. If you have hands on experience with some of the concepts, you may be able to shorten the time spent on learning.

  • This is an introductory specialization. Learners will learn the fundamentals of many aspects of system management.

  • No, you do not have to take the courses in a specific order, however, key concepts are introduced in order.

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