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Online Course: Cybersecurity Fundamentals

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Online Course: Cybersecurity Fundamentals

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edX platform offers the opportunity to attend free online course in Cybersecurity. Students will learn cybersecurity fundamentals, including how to detect threats, protect systems and networks, and anticipate potential cyber attacks. The course starts on 8 January 2019.


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. You will have opportunities to learn essential techniques in protecting systems and network infrastructures, analyzing and monitoring potential threats and attacks, 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.


No prerequisites are required, the opportunity is available for anyone interested.

Course Syllabus

  • Unit 0: Getting Started
  • Unit 1: Computing Security Concepts and Problems 1
  • Unit 2: Computing Security Concepts and Problems 2
  • Unit 3: Cryptography
  • Unit 4: Networking 1
  • Unit 5: Networking 2
  • Unit 6: Systems Administration
  • Unit 7: Detection and Prevention
  • Unit 8: Malware and Forensics
  • Unit 9: Conclusion

What you'll learn

  1. Network and system administration fundamentals .
  2. Information assurance fundamentals such as confidentiality, integrity and availability, etc.
  3. Basic cryptography concepts. 

About edX Platform

Founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012, edX is an online learning destination and MOOC provider, offering high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere.


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Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Anyone Interested
Partial funding
Opportunity Coverage
Tuition fee
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Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
Computer and Information Sciences
Educational Level
No Education Level is Required
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