About this Specialization
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Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Some familiarity with IT management and concepts.

Approx. 2 months to complete

Suggested 9 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

What you will learn

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    Summarize the main purpose of cyber security as a discipline

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    Summarize the basics of identification and authentication in cyber security

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    Explain the pros and cons of security through obscurity

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    Develop a lifelong learning plan for potential careers in cyber security

Skills you will gain

CryptographyCybersecurityRisk AssessmentCyber DefenseCyber Attacks

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Some familiarity with IT management and concepts.

Approx. 2 months to complete

Suggested 9 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

Learners taking this Specialization are

  • Security Engineers
  • IT Managers
  • Technical Solutions Engineers
  • Risk Managers
  • Auditors

How the Specialization Works

Take Courses

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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.

how it works

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Introduction to Cyber Attacks

4.7
806 ratings
184 reviews
Course2

Cyber Attack Countermeasures

4.8
271 ratings
45 reviews
Course3

Real-Time Cyber Threat Detection and Mitigation

4.7
254 ratings
28 reviews
Course4

Enterprise and Infrastructure Security

4.7
204 ratings
41 reviews

Instructor

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Dr. Edward G. Amoroso

Research Professor, NYU and CEO, TAG Cyber LLC
Computer Science

About New York University Tandon School of Engineering

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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.

  • No, you can take them in any order. You can also take more than one at a time.

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