Cybersecurity Fundamentals (edX)

Cybersecurity Fundamentals is a free online MOOC Course, Offered by Rochester Institute of Technology via edX. This offering is part of the RITx Cybersecurity MicroMasters Program that prepares students to enter and advance in the field of computing security.

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Learn cybersecurity fundamentals, including how to detect threats, protect systems and networks, and anticipate potential cyber-attacks. 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.

What you’ll learn,

  • Network and system administration fundamentals
  • Information assurance fundamentals such as confidentiality, integrity and availability, etc.
  • Basic cryptography concepts


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​​


  • Jonathan Weissman

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10 Hours

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8 Weeks

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