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About

Throughout this Cybersecurity with this Security Analyst Fundamentals Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with IBM, you will learn concepts around digital forensics, penetration testing and incident response.  

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Overview

There are a growing number of exciting, well-paying jobs in today’s security industry that do not require a traditional college degree. Forbes estimates that there will be as many as 3.5 million unfilled positions in the industry worldwide by 2021! One position with a severe shortage of skills is as a cybersecurity analyst.

You will learn about threat intelligence and tools to gather data to prevent an attack or in the event your organization is attacked.  You will have the opportunity to review some of the largest breach cases and try your hand at reporting on a real world breach.  

The content creators and instructors are architects, Security Operation Center (SOC) analysts, and distinguished engineers who work with cybersecurity in their day to day lives at IBM with a worldwide perspective. They will share their skills which they need to secure IBM and its clients security systems.

Applied Learning Project

Throughout the Cybersecurity with this Security Analyst Fundamentals Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with IBM, you will use virtual labs and internet sites that will provide you with practical skills with applicability to real jobs that employers value, including:

  • Tools: e.g. Wireshark, IBM QRadar, IBM MaaS360, IBM Guardium, IBM Resilient, i2 Enterprise Insight 
  • Labs: SecurityLearningAcademy.com
  • Libraries: Python

Projects: Investigate a real-world security breach identifying the attack, vulnerabilities, costs and prevention recommendations.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Penetration Testing, Incident Response and Forensics
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence
  • Cybersecurity Capstone: Breach Response Case Studies

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 4 months
    • 5 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

  • No prior experience required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Free
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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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