• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 28 days
    Duration

About

Technologies are always being defeated.

If you own an information asset that’s valuable enough to the right adversary, it’s only a matter of time before there’s a breach. Today’s technologies attempt to keep adversaries out, but the sad fact is they will inevitably be defeated. This means a successful cybersecurity professional needs to have an expanded arsenal in their toolkit that extends far beyond technical proficiency.

Cybersecurity professionals need to be agile, multifunctional, flexible, and dynamic given how quickly things can change. They need to be able to adapt to change and problem solve quickly, have diverse knowledge to perform many activities, respond to new threats and shift priorities to meet the challenge of the day.

The purpose of this Building a Cybersecurity Toolkit Certificate, as part of the Essentials of Cybersecurity Professional Certificate from EdX in partnership with University of Washington - UWashingtonX, is to give learners insight into these type of characteristics and skills needed for cybersecurity jobs and to provide a realistic outlook on what they really need to add to their “toolkits” – a set of skills that is constantly evolving, not all technical, but fundamentally rooted in problem-solving.

Students will learn from thought leaders from both the academic and practitioner communities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 28 days
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description
      Length: 4 weeks Effort: 2-5 hours per week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

What you'll learn

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify what tools and skills are necessary to form today’s Professional Cybersecurity toolkit;
  • Match appropriate tools to different purposes in the cybersecurity management process;
  • Synthesize insights gained in course exploration of toolkit skill sets, working toward self-evaluation of talents and interests aligned to cybersecurity’s array of roles

Lecturers

David Aucsmith - Senior Principal Research Scientist, Applied Physics Lab, University of Washington

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Prerequisites

  • Curiosity and interest in cybersecurity

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    99 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 99 USD for the full programme and a duration of 28 days.
  • National Applies to you

    99 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 99 USD for the full programme and a duration of 28 days.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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