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Practice cybersecurity with real-world scenarios

MicroMasters® Program in

What you will learn

  • How to setup and secure basic computer systems and networks
  • Information security risk management framework and methodologies
  • How to implement network security solutions and detect intrusions
  • How to conduct a digital forensics investigation admissible to a court
  • To practice cybersecurity skills in real world scenarios

Gain the essential knowledge and expertise in network security and forensics needed for cybersecurity in enterprise environments.

In this Cybersecurity MicroMasters program, you will learn:

  • Fundamentals of networks;
  • Systems administration;
  • How to protect computer networks and other systems by mitigating vulnerabilities and monitoring intrusions;
  • How to perform digital forensic analysis of cybercrime by gathering information on the nature and extent of the attack for presentation in a court of law, as well as assessing the extent of the damage to an organization;
  • Techniques of risk analysis;
  • Risk assessment and vulnerability assessment.

The MicroMasters program capstone experience for verified learners entails practical demonstration of these skills.

Expert instruction
5 graduate-level courses
Assignments and exams have specific due dates
10 months
10 - 12 hours per week
Discounted price: $1,436.40
Pre-discounted price: $1,596USD
For the full program experience

Courses in this program

  1. RITx's Cybersecurity MicroMasters® Program

  2. Starts Jan 10, 2023
    10–12 hours per week, for 8 weeks

    Learn cybersecurity fundamentals, including how to detect threats, protect systems and networks, and anticipate potential cyber attacks.

  3. Starts Jan 10, 2023
    10–12 hours per week, for 8 weeks

    Learn the process, techniques and tools for performing a digital forensics investigation to obtain data related to computer crimes.

  4. Starts Jan 10, 2023
    10–12 hours per week, for 8 weeks

    Learn key principles of risk analysis, risk assessment and risk mitigation for information security using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.

  5. Starts Jan 10, 2023
    10–12 hours per week, for 8 weeks

    Learn the process of network security, including intrusion detection, evidence collection, network auditing, and contingency planning against attacks.

  6. Started Jun 14, 2022
    10–12 hours per week, for 8 weeks

    Demonstrate the knowledge and skills acquired in the Cybersecurity MicroMasters Program.

  7. What is a MicroMasters Program?
    MicroMasters programs are a series of graduate level courses from top universities designed to advance your career. MicroMasters program certificates showcase deep learning and in-demand skills to employers and can help you get started on a path toward completing an advanced degree.

    How to Earn a MicroMasters Program Certificate
    To earn the program certificate, learners must successfully earn a verified certificate in all four courses and pass the capstone.

    From Program Certificate to a Master’s Degree
    MicroMasters programs are designed to offer learners a pathway to an advanced degree and can count as credit toward completing a Master’s degree program. Learners who successfully earn this MicroMasters program certificate may apply for admission to a Master’s program, and if accepted, the MicroMasters program certificate will count towards the degree.

    Learners who successfully earn the MicroMasters program certificate and are accepted to RIT may be awarded 9 credits toward RIT’s Master of Science in Professional Studies (which is a total of 33 credits). Utilizing your MicroMasters program certificate in this way will significantly reduce the cost of the graduate degree.

    Learn more about the degree program.

    • Exciting career opportunities as security analyst, security engineer, security architect, forensics investigator, cybersecurity specialist, and more!
    • Jobs in cybersecurity in the US are expected to grow 29% by 2030.
    • If you are already in the IT field, expect a 9% raise in pay for security expertise (Forbes)
    • Average annual salary for cybersecurity professionals was $96,000 over the last 12 months (US Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Meet your instructors
from Rochester Institute of Technology (RITx)

Bo Yuan
Professor of Computing Security
Jonathan S. Weissman
Senior Lecturer, Computing Security
Rochester Institute of Technology
Yin Pan
Professor, Computing Security
Tong Sun
Adjunct Professor, Computing Security

Experts from RITx committed to teaching online learning

Program endorsements

The shortage of skilled and qualified cybersecurity professionals is one of the biggest issues facing our Internet-connected world today. RIT is helping to close this gap as a leader in computing security education. Professionals who gain the skills and tactics needed to defend against the next generation of security threats will be better prepared for careers at IBM and other organizations in the cybersecurity industry.

Bob Kalka , CRISC, Vice President, IBM Security Business Unit

Tech Mahindra is guaranteeing interviews at its India locations for edX learners who successfully complete this MicroMasters program and meet other hiring criteria. Today’s disruptive business landscape demands for our talents to be future ready and it is our prime responsibility that the right tools and innovative pathways are facilitated for them... We are excited to work together with edX because careers will be facilitated with a blended learning environment, as well as this gives us the opportunity to bring in new ideas to the table and enhance our customer’s experiences.

CP Gumanii , CEO, Tech Mahindra

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Discounted price: $1,436.40
Pre-discounted price: $1,596USD
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