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.
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.
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.
What is the refund policy?
Can I just enroll in a single course?
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.
Is financial aid available?
Can I take the course for free?
Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
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.
How long does it take to complete the Specialization?
This specialization includes approximately 60 hours of course material, of which about 20 hours is related to project work.
What background knowledge is necessary?
While there are no specific prerequisites for this specialization, it does assume some common understanding about computers and the Internet. Similarly, while this is mostly a non-technical course, it does require analytical and problem-solving skills on the part of the learner.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
Learners are not required to take courses in any particular order, though we recommend the learner complete the courses in ascending numerical sequence.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
Provided the learner meets minimum satisfactory grade requirements (i.e., 70% on course work & 100% on project work), they may apply for course credit through the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Additional costs and requirements may be entailed.
What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
This course will provide insight and direction on developing and implementing a coherent cybersecurity program within an organization. The primary benefit of such a program is that will accommodate strategic planning, giving an organization a sense of where it is, where it's going, and how it can get there. It offers a means of managing your destiny.
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