edX now offers adults in Schenectady, New York, a Cybersecurity Fundamentals MicroBachelors Program taught by NYU professors. The flexible online course was launched to help students advance their careers.
San Diego, United States - July 27, 2021 /NewsNetwork/ —
edX, a provider of online university-level courses, has partnered with New York University and Thomas Edison State University to launch a Cybersecurity Fundamentals MicroBachelors® Program. This program introduces adults in Schenectady, New York, and the surrounding areas to network and cybersecurity practices.
According to City & State New York, the New York metropolitan area has an increasing number of open cybersecurity positions — approximately 20,000 job openings. With the latest launch, edX prepares students for work in this expanding industry.
The MicroBachelors Program is taught by Justin Cappos, an associate professor from NYU, and Aspen Olmsted, an adjunct professor from the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. These expert instructors guide students through the basics of information security, network security, and penetration testing. Through the program, students will learn to implement security procedures and experience ethical hacking.
Critically, students will learn to create secure networks, too. This unit begins by exploring cryptographic algorithms before moving to more advanced perimeter security and IPv6 security topics. After that, students can test their security systems through penetration tests. These simulated attacks allow them to diagnose network flaws and vulnerabilities.
As with all of edX’s programs, students can work through the Cybersecurity MicroBachelors at their own pace. The course is one year long, and the courses typically take 8-10 hours per week — ideal for students concurrently working full-time. The organization also recommends that students have a basic understanding of networking and programming before registering. Upon completion, students will receive six academic credits from the Thomas Edison State University in New Jersey.
In 2012, edX was established as a non-profit organization by scientists from Harvard University and the Massasschustes Institute of Technology. With the latest announcement, they continue to provide quality and accessible online education to students across the globe.
“Back in 2012, we realized it was a time for a seismic shift in learning,” said a spokesperson for the organization. “By opening the classroom through online learning, we empower millions of learners to unlock their potential and become changemakers.”
Interested parties can learn more about edX’s Cybersecurity Fundamentals MicroBachelors Program by visiting https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=6798&awinaffid=665937&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.edx.org%2Fmicrobachelors%2Fnyux-cybersecurity-fundamentals
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