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Cybersecurity Fundamentals MicroBachelor

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12 months
1344 USD/year
1344 USD/year
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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Cybersecurity Fundamentals MicroBachelor in collaboration with New York University - NYUx. 

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This Cybersecurity Fundamentals MicroBachelor from New York University - NYUx will teach you core cybersecurity competencies including information security, network security and penetration testing. 

This exposure will allow the student to better understand the different opportunities available for employment in the cybersecurity sector. Demand for cybersecurity is exploding in both the United States and worldwide. 

The courses will utilize both python scripting and tool usage to give the students hands-on experience penetrating and defending systems. In addition to the applied cybersecurity labs, students will also gain an understanding of the complexity in defending business systems both today and in the future. 

Students looking for careers in information technology, risk management, cyber defense, cyber threats, cybercrime, digital forensics, incident response, IT Security, computer networking, cybersecurity risks, information assurance, intrusion detection, risk assessment, security analysis, and vulnerability management can all benefit from the material in the courses.

What you will learn

  • Apply a security mindset while remaining ethical.
  • Implement security design principles.
  • Explain the core concepts of access control.
  • Implement reference monitors.
  • Apply security policies that are commonly used in modern operating systems.
  • Analyze the security of a basic secure system.
  • Explain virtualization and the impact on security and efficiency.
  • Think and work like an ethical penetration tester, implementing a repeatable and mature methodology that is tailored for each assessment.
  • With a given target, successfully identify vulnerabilities, score their risk, and explain mitigations.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Information Security - Introduction to Information Security
  • Information Security - Authentication and Access Control
  • Information Security - Advanced topics
  • Network Security - Introduction to Network Security
  • Network Security - Protocols
  • Network Security - Advanced Topics
  • Penetration Testing - Discovering Vulnerabilities
  • Penetration Testing - Exploitation
  • Penetration Testing - Post Exploitation

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months
    • 8 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1344 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1344 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    1344 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1344 USD for the full programme during 12 months.


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