About this Specialization

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This specialization is intended for those learners that: - would preferably have an undergraduate (bachelors) degree, or is a currently enrolled student - are interested in the area of IT and cybersecurity and how it relates to business decisions - is currently employed or seeking employment and needs to understand issues and best practices around Cybersecurity - may be a IT or Cybersecurity professional or technician - may be interested in Cybersecurity and unsure of how to approach a career in it
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Flexible Schedule
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Beginner Level
Approx. 9 months to complete
Suggested 2 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 9 months to complete
Suggested 2 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English

There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

The Foundations of Cybersecurity

4.5
stars
19 ratings
3 reviews
Course2

Course 2

The GRC Approach to Managing Cybersecurity

4.6
stars
11 ratings
4 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Managing Network Security

4.9
stars
9 ratings
2 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Managing Cybersecurity Incidents and Disasters

5.0
stars
6 ratings
3 reviews

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.

  • 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.

  • Each of the four content courses is designed to be completed in 10 to 12 hours. The final project may take from 10 to 20 hours depending on the level or prior knowledg for the student.

  • A general understanding of business information technology is assumed. prior work experience may aid in understanding the impact of cybersecurity in the business setting.

  • That is recommended as some of the materials are built on the content of earlier sections.

  • No. Although, some of the content may prepare a student for parts of credit-by-examination opportunities.

  • have a broad understanding of how cybersecurity processes are managed in organizations.

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