In this introduction to the field of computing security, you will be given an extensive overview of the various branches of computing security. You will learn cybersecurity concepts, issues, and tools that are critical in solving problems in the computing security domain.
Individual course: $150
Course duration: 8 weeks
Time commitment: 10-12 hours each week
Experience level: Advanced
Learning partner: Rochester Institute of Technology (RITX)
You will have opportunities to learn essential techniques in protecting systems and network infrastructures, analyzing and monitoring potential threats and attacks, and devising and implementing security solutions for organizations large or small.
This offering is part of the RITx Cybersecurity MicroMasters® program that prepares students to enter and advance in the field of computing security.
Topics of study
Network and system administration fundamentals
Information assurance fundamentals such as confidentiality, integrity, and availability
Basic cryptography concepts
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.