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.
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
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
How do I register?
To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.
How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.
Malolan Vasuaudited this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Amazingly organized, excellently presented, and great content. Honestly, one of the most professional looking course I have EVER taken in my life. The professor, is truly fantastic.He wears a super cool sweatshirt each lecture;the transitions,animations, and visualizations are AMAZING;and the course is extremely well o
Amazingly organized, excellently presented, and great content. Honestly, one of the most professional looking course I have EVER taken in my life. The professor, is truly fantastic.He wears a super cool sweatshirt each lecture;the transitions,animations, and visualizations are AMAZING;and the course is extremely well organized.I highly recommend this course to anyone and everyone!!
Do however note that it takes about 1-4 hours a week and definitely not more than 4 hours.