Essentials of Cybersecurity Professional Certificate

Are you interested in working in cybersecurity but unsure if it's the right career choice for you?
This professional certificate program 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.

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Finding your Cybersecurity Career Path (edX)

Learn about different career pathways in cybersecurity and complete a self-assessment project to better understand the right path for you. In this course, you will focus on the pathways to cybersecurity career success. You will determine your own incoming skills, talent, and deep interests to apply toward a meaningful [...]
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Building a Cybersecurity Toolkit (edX)

Develop a set of skills and characteristics that expand beyond technical proficiency to become a successful cybersecurity professional. 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 [...]
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Cybersecurity: The CISO's View (edX)

Learn about cybersecurity operations and the role played by the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in the industry. The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in any given organization serves a leadership position, protecting the data and digital systems that a company’s employees as well as its customers depend upon. [...]
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Introduction to Cybersecurity (edX)

An introduction to cybersecurity, ideal for learners who are curious about the world of Internet security and who want to be literate in the field. This course serves as an introduction to the exciting field of cybersecurity. As our daily lives become more and more dependent on Internet-based tools [...]
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