Are you interested in working in cybersecurity but unsure if it's the right career choice for you?
This Essentials of Cybersecurity Professional Certificate program, offered by EdX in partnership with University of Washington - UWashingtonX, will introduce you to the field of cybersecurity, as you learn about its landscape, numerous sectors and various roles, competencies and career pathways.
You will learn about the role of the Chief Information Security Office (CISO) as you study the policies, procedures, practices and technologies put in place to mitigate organizational and systems vulnerabilities to cyberattack.
You will also learn about the type of skills needed from a cybersecurity professional, outside of technical proficiency. And lastly, you will be given the opportunity to complete a self-assessment to determine which career path in cybersecurity is right for you.
The goal of this program is to help you better understand cybersecurity and the opportunities within this field as they apply to you. The program is intended for learners who wish to identify their specific optimal niche and create a plan for entry into this exciting field.Job Outlook
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Average Length: 4 weeks per course Effort: 2-5 hours per week, per course
This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
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