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Cybersecurity Fundamentals Specialization
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Cybersecurity Fundamentals Specialization

Unlock your cybersecurity professional potential. Develop fluency in essential Cybersecurity skills and competencies and safeguard your digital assets.

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IBM Skills Network Team
Dee Dee Collette
Jeff Crume

Instructors: IBM Skills Network Team

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Specialization - 3 course series

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What you'll learn

  • Identify common security threats and risks; explain characteristics of cyberattacks and best practices to guard against them

  • Discuss cybersecurity fundamentals, including topics like the five security principles, CIA triad, IAM, endpoint security, and security domains

  • Explain how organizations respond to, recover from, and continue to operate during unplanned disruptions

  • Explain cybersecurity roles, including their key responsibilities, daily tasks, career path, relevant certifications, and salary ranges

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December 2023

Specialization - 3 course series

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4.7

(20 reviews)

Beginner level

Recommended experience

3 months at 2 hours a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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Specialization - 3 course series

Introduction to Cybersecurity Essentials

Course 112 hours4.8 (457 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Recognize the importance of data security, maintaining data integrity, and confidentiality

  • Demonstrate the installation of software updates and patches

  • Identify preferred practices for authentication, encryption, and device security

  • Discuss types of security threats, breaches, malware, social engineering, and other attack vectors

Skills you'll gain

Category: Cybersecurity
Category: Cryptography
Category: Cyberattacks
Category: Information Security (INFOSEC)
Category: Application Security

Cybersecurity Architecture

Course 212 hours5.0 (10 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Describe the five foundational principles of cybersecurity and the Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability (CIA) triad

  • Summarize the different areas that a cybersecurity architect must adopt to develop a secure enterprise solution

  • Discuss the different security domains, including IAM, endpoint security, network security, application security, and data security

  • Demonstrate your proficiency in recommending methods to improve network security in a given scenario

Skills you'll gain

Category: Cybersecurity
Category: Network Security
Category: Data Security
Category: Digital Network Architecture
Category: Application Security

Introduction to Cybersecurity Careers

Course 37 hours4.7 (83 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Compare the roles and responsibilities of various careers within the cybersecurity field and how to progress from one level to the next level.

  • Map IT fundamental skills, technical skills, and soft skills to the different job roles at various levels in cybersecurity.

  • Identify the required certifications such as Security+, A+, CISSP, and CEH   for different job roles and the contents of each certification.

  • Discover the right role for you in cybersecurity and learn how to prepare for your chosen career path.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Cybersecurity
Category: Cybersecurity Careers
Category: Information Security (INFOSEC)
Category: CompTIA Certifications
Category: ISC2 certifications

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IBM Skills Network Team
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