The Cybersecurity Capstone is designed to provide a platform for verified learners to practice the hands-on cybersecurity skills and techniques studied in the courses of the RITx Cybersecurity MicroMasters® program. It also includes the evaluation of the competencies and performance tasks that enable professional cybersecurity success.
Individual course: $600
Course duration: 8 weeks
Time commitment: 10-12 hours each week
Experience level: Advanced
Learning partner: Rochester Institute of Technology (RITX)
Before enrolling in the Cybersecurity Capstone, you must successfully complete and pass the four courses in the RITx Cybersecurity MicroMasters® program as a verified learner. Upon successful completion of the Cybersecurity Capstone, you will receive the Cybersecurity MicroMasters® certificate.
During the Cybersecurity Capstone, you will perform a set of hands-on lab exercises in a web-based virtual lab environment. Below are the requirements to successfully access the virtual lab environment:
Access to a laptop or desktop computer
A fast internet connection
The areas of hands-on lab activities include, but are not limited to:
Basic systems and network services such as firewall, DNS, DHCP, and Wireshark
Digital forensics investigation with tools such as Encase, FTK, and Volatility Framework
Network security related tools such as port scanning, Snort, Metasploit, etc.
You will be assessed by answering questions and uploading results based on hands-on lab activities completed in the web-based virtual lab environment. Assessment questions are within the edX platform.
The Cybersecurity Capstone is a practice of hands-on skills and an assessment of various knowledge attained through the Cybersecurity MicroMasters® program that includes:
Implementing solutions to secure computer systems and networks
Performing digital forensic investigations of real-world cases
Detecting and investigating network intrusions
Successful completion of the verified track of the following courses:
Cybersecurity Risk Management
Who can take this course?
Unfortunately, learners from the following countries or regions will not be able to register for this course: Iran, Cuba, and the Crimea region of Ukraine. While edX has sought licenses from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to offer their courses to learners in these countries and regions, the licenses they have received are not broad enough to allow them to offer this course in all locations. EdX truly regrets that U.S. sanctions prevent them from offering all of their courses to everyone, no matter where they live.
About the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Rochester Institute of Technology is home to leading creators, entrepreneurs, innovators, and researchers. Founded in 1829, RIT enrolls more than 18,600 students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, making it among the largest private universities in the U.S.
RIT’s nine colleges emphasize career education and experiential learning with programs that are internationally recognized and ranked for academic leadership in business, computing, engineering, imaging science, liberal arts, sustainability, and fine and applied arts. RIT also offers unparalleled support services for more than 1,200 deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
The cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation. The university’s main campus occupies 1,300 acres in suburban Rochester, New York, and its global partnerships include campuses in Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo.