• Mohamed Amneh

IT Fundamentals for Cybersecurity Specialization

Updated: Feb 21

Launch your career in Cybersecurity. Acquire the knowledge you need to work in Cybersecurity

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

  1. Introduction to Cybersecurity Tools & Cyber Attacks

  2. Cybersecurity Roles, Processes & Operating System Security

  3. Cybersecurity Compliance Framework & System Administration

  4. Network Security & Database Vulnerabilities


  • Discuss the evolution of security based on historical events.

  • List various types of malicious software.

  • Describe key cybersecurity concepts including the CIA Triad, access management, incident response and common cybersecurity best practices.

  • Identify key cybersecurity tools which include the following: firewall, anti-virus, cryptography, penetration testing and digital forensics.


  • Operating System Security

  • database vulnerabilities

  • Cybersecurity

  • networking basics

  • Cyber Attacks

  • Information Security (INFOSEC)

  • IBM New Collar

  • Malware

  • Network Security

  • Sql Injection

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. Throughout this specialization, you will learn concepts around cybersecurity tools and processes, system administration, operating system and database vulnerabilities, types of cyberattacks, and the basics of networking. You will also gain knowledge around important topics such as cryptography and digital forensics. The instructors are architects, Security Operation Center (SOC) analysts, and distinguished engineers who work with cybersecurity in their day-to-day lives at IBM with a worldwide perspective. They will share the skills which they need to secure IBM and its clients' security systems. The completion of this specialization also makes you eligible to earn the IT Fundamentals for Cybersecurity IBM digital badge. More information about the badge can be found here: https://www.youracclaim.com/org/ibm/badge/cybersecurity-it-fundamentals-specialist

Beginner Level No prior experience is required.

Approximately 4 months to complete The suggested pace of 4 hours/week

English Subtitles: English, Arabic, French, Portuguese (European), Italian, Vietnamese, German, Russian, Spanish

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