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Cyber Security Certification Training

Cybersecurity is the body of technologies, processes, and practices designed to protect networks, computers, and data from attack, damage, and unauthorized access. Cybersecurity training teaches professionals to spot vulnerabilities, fend off attacks, and immediately respond to emergencies.

A degree will only take you so far up the job ladder. At some point in your career, an IT security certification from a reputable third-party organization may be necessary (e.g. you’re changing jobs, the job market is tight, you need experience, etc.).

Since the acronyms alone are enough to drive you nuts, we’ve created this short and simple guide to getting accredited. If you already know the basics, you might want to skip ahead to our breakdown of major certification organizations.

The Basics

Cyber security certifications come in all shapes and subjects – from forensics to intrusion to ethical hacking. They are typically administered by independent accrediting organizations like CompTIA, EC Council, GIAC, ISACA and (ISC)2.

Accrediting organizations often divide their programs into three categories: entry level, intermediate and expert.
  • Entry-level certifications are meant to ground you in the basics – foundation principles, best practices, important tools, latest technologies, etc.
  • Intermediate and expert-level certifications presume that you have extensive job experience and a detailed grasp of the subject matter.
Regardless of the topic or level:
  • IT security certifications can be used across jobs and organizations.
  • The credentialing process usually consists of training and a final exam.
  • Certifications must be renewed periodically (every 3/4 years).
  • To be reaccredited, you’ll need continuing education credits and the ability to pass the current exam.
Cybersecurity MicroMasters Program,

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.

MicroMasters Program Details
How To Earn The MicroMasters Credential

Successfully earn a Verified Certificate in all four courses and pass the capstone.

Take Your Credential To The Next Level

Learners who successfully earn the MicroMasters Credential are eligible to apply to RIT’s B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences for graduate credential options. Utilizing your MicroMasters Credential in this way will significantly reduce the cost of the academic credential. If accepted into the RIT program, the edX MicroMasters Credential will count for 9 credits toward a Master of Science in Computing Security Degree (which is a total of 30 credits).

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What You'll 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

Why Cybersecurity MicroMasters Program

Launch your career in a high demand industry that projects 2 million new jobs annually by earning a Cybersecurity MicroMasters Credential from RIT.

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