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Introduction to Cyber Security

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About

The Introduction to Cyber Security Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with New York University gives you an introduction to modern information and system protection technology and methods. 

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Overview

The Introduction to Cyber Security Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with New York University was designed to help learners develop a deeper understanding of modern information and system protection technology and methods. 

The learning outcome is simple: We hope learners will develop a lifelong passion and appreciation for cyber security, which we are certain will help in future endeavors. 

Students, developers, managers, engineers, and even private citizens will benefit from this learning experience. Special customized interviews with industry partners were included to help connect the cyber security concepts to live business experiences.

What You Will Learn

  • Summarize the main purpose of cyber security as a discipline
  • Summarize the basics of identification and authentication in cyber security
  • Explain the pros and cons of security through obscurity
  • Develop a lifelong learning plan for potential careers in cyber security

Applied Learning Project

Quizzes and projects for Introduction to Cyber Security were designed to exercise the learner’s understanding and retention of the covered topics. Emphasis is on foundational issues, rather than just memorizing facts. 

The goal is to help learners develop the habit of properly assessing and improving cyber risk posture in real computing, networking, and software systems. Authentic scenarios are included based on practical enterprise and infrastructure deployments to enhance the learning experience.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Cyber Attacks
  • Cyber Attack Countermeasures
  • Real-Time Cyber Threat Detection and Mitigation
  • Enterprise and Infrastructure Security

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 4 months
    • 4 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Language

English

Delivered

Online
  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Beginner Level

  • Some familiarity with IT management and concepts.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Free
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  • National

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 4 months.

Funding

Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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