Cybersecurity for Business Specialization
Discover the practical side of computer security. Identify what threatens your business and master how to practically defend against those threats.
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
Learners will identify risks and learn how to protect systems given real world system architectures. Learners will also use their knowledge to assess real world data breaches to determine what threats and exploits caused the data breaches and also what defense mechanisms would have prevented the breaches. Finally, learners will use the proactive security knowledge they gained to exploit a live system to show the risks of insecure web applications.
No prior experience required.
No prior experience required.
University of Colorado System
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Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
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Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
How long does it take to complete the Specialization?
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.
What background knowledge is necessary?
This is an introductory specialization. Learners will learn the fundamentals of many aspects of system management.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
No, you do not have to take the courses in a specific order, however, key concepts are introduced in order.
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