The Cybersecurity Essentials for IT Professionals microcredential includes three 2-day workshops to learn how cyber crimes affect an organization, how to defend a network, and how to respond to a cyber attack. Classes include an introduction to the job of a cybersecurity professional, setting you up for further education to work in the field.
The first workshop, XFSC 7011, teaches the fundamental skills needed to design and maintain secure network environments. Topic include network security, intrusion detection.
The second workshop, XFSC 7021, introduces the concept of penetration testing and the usage of Kali Linux to provide security functions. Students will gain hands on experience with ethical hacking to evaluate the security of a network system.
The third workshop, XFSC 7031, provides an overview of the planning and implementation of contingencies in case of incidents and disaster.
Students will receive a badge for each course completed, and will receive the microcredential upon successful completion of all three workshops.
Raymond Yu, Program Head
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