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

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.

Job Outlook

  • Exciting career opportunities as a security analyst, security engineer, security architect, forensics investigator, a cybersecurity specialist, and more!
  • Cybersecurity positions are expected to rise to 6 million globally by 2019. (source: Forbes, January 2016)
  • If you are already in the IT field, expect a 9% rise in pay for security expertise. (source: Forbes, January 2016)
  • The median salary for information security analyst for 2015 is $90,000. (source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics)

What You'll Learn

  • How to set up 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.

What is a MicroMasters Program?

Developed to advance a career and born from Master's programs of leading universities, MicroMasters programs are a series of higher-level courses recognized by companies for real job relevancy and may accelerate a Master's degree.

MicroMasters Program Details

How To Earn The MicroMasters Credential
To earn the MicroMasters credential, learners must complete and successfully earn a Verified Certificate in all four courses and pass the Capstone Assessment course.

Take Your Credential To The Next Level
Learners who successfully earn the MicroMasters credential are eligible for credit into UQ’s Masters Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MEI) degree. Credential holders who meet program entry requirements will receive one-semester equivalent credit (8 units), reducing study time by 6 months. Students will need to complete the remaining 12 months of full-time study (16 units) on-campus.

Students enrolled in the MEI degree will be able to select from a range of fields of study: Biotechnology; Design and Information Technology; Food Entrepreneurship; Social and Community Entrepreneurship; and Sustainable Energy. Students will also have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills to real business cases through our unique capstone courses.

More Information

  • Average Length: 8 weeks per course
  • Effort: 10-12 hours per week, per course
  • Number Of Courses: 5 Courses in Program
  • Subject: Computer Science
  • Institutions: Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Institution Offering Credit: Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Language: English
  • Video Transcripts: English
  • Price (USD): Originally $1200 USD, now $1080 USD for the entire program. You save $120 USD.
Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated August 26, 2019
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