• Mohamed Amneh

Security Analyst Fundamentals Specialization

Updated: Feb 21

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

There are 3 Courses in this Specialization

  1. Penetration Testing, Incident Response and Forensics

  2. Cyber Threat Intelligence

  3. Cybersecurity Capstone: Breach Response Case Studies


  • Develop knowledge in digital forensics, incident response and penetration testing.

  • Advance your knowledge of cybersecurity analyst tools including data and endpoint protection; SIEM; and systems and network fundamentals.

  • Get hands-on experience to develop skills via industry specific and open source Security tools.

  • Apply your skills to investigate a real-world security breach identifying the attack, vulnerabilities, costs and prevention recommendations.


  • threat intelligence

  • Digital Forensics

  • Data Breach

  • cybersecurity analyst

  • Computer Security Incident Management

  • scripting

  • forensics

  • Penetration Test

  • Cybersecurity

  • Application Security

  • network defensive tactics

  • security analyst

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 cybersecurity analyst. Throughout this specialization, you will learn concepts around digital forensics, penetration testing and incident response. You will learn about threat intelligence and tools to gather data to prevent an attack or in the event your organization is attacked. You will have the opportunity to review some of the largest breach cases and try your hand at reporting on a real world breach. The content creators and instructors are architects , Security Operation Center (SOC) analysts, and distinguished ngineers who work with cybersecurity in their day to day lives at IBM with a worldwide perspective. They will share their skills which they need to secure IBM and its clients security systems. The completion of this specialization also makes you eligible to earn the System Analyst Fundamentals IBM digital badge. More information about the badge can be found here:


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