IBM Specialization: Cybersecurity IT Fundamentals Specialization / No expiration date

This badge earner has completed the learning activities associated with the IT Fundamentals for Cybersecurity Specialization offered through Coursera. This specialization includes 4 courses. The individual has learned and explored concepts around system administration, cybersecurity tools, Operating System and database vulnerabilities, types of cyber attacks, and basics of networking.

About this Specialization

There are a growing number of exciting, well-paying jobs in today’s security industry that do not require a traditional college degree. Forbes estimates that there will be as many as 3.5 million unfilled positions in the industry worldwide by 2021! One position with a severe shortage of skills is as a junior cybersecurity analyst.

This specialization will provide you with the basics you need to get started. Throughout this specialization, you will learn concepts around cybersecurity tools and processes, system administration, operating system and database vulnerabilities, types of cyber attacks and basics of networking. You will also gain knowledge around important topics such as cryptography and digital forensics.

This specialty is truly an international offering from IBM with experts from the United States, Costa Rica, Canada and Italy. These instructors are architects, Security Operation Center (SOC) analysts, and distinguished engineers who work with cybersecurity in their day to day lives at IBM. They will share their skills which they need to secure IBM and its client’s security systems.


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