IT Fundamentals for Cybersecurity Specialization
Launch your career in Cybersecurity. Acquire the knowledge you need to work in Cybersecurity
Skills you will gain
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
This specialization will provide you with the basics you need to get started. Throughout this specialization, you will learn concepts around cybersecurity tools and processes, system administration, operating system and database vulnerabilities, types of cyber attacks and basics of networking. You will also gain knowledge around important topics such as cryptography and digital forensics.
This specialization is truly an international offering from IBM with experts from the United States, Costa Rica, Canada and Italy. These instructors are architects, Security Operation Center (SOC) analysts, and distinguished engineers who work with cybersecurity in their day to day lives at IBM. They will share their skills which they need to secure IBM and its clients security systems.
Learners will apply the skills they acquire to complete assessment exams as well as a project at the end of the four courses within this specialization.
No prior experience required.
No prior experience required.
How the Specialization Works
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.
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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