Cyber Defense: Network Security
This is a noncredit professional development course designed to equip you with in-demand, practical IT security skills. This course focuses on network operations and security.
This fully online course allows you to learn in-demand cybersecurity skills at your own pace. The course includes a combination of video lectures, quizzes and hands-on labs, for a total of approximately 34 hours of practical training.
What You Will Learn
Upon successfully completing the course, you will be able to use the data collected from a variety of cyber defense tools (e.g., IDS alerts, firewalls, network traffic logs) to analyze network events for the purpose of detecting and mitigating attacks against the network.
The hands-on experience and cybersecurity labs will prepare you to immediately apply and use what you learn.
Course Schedule and Format
Choose which session works for you:
- Summer Session: June 1-August 31, 2021
- Fall Session: September 1-November 30, 2021
The course is completely online and you have 24/7 access to materials, including:
- Video lectures
- Quizzes to ensure you understand the material
- Hands-on online labs, where you will practice using network and computer monitoring tools, intrusion detection and prevention tools, and other IT security tools
The instructor is available to answer your questions via email and during weekly scheduled office hours.
Requirements: Because this course contains online labs, participation in the course requires high-speed and reliable Internet access and a computer (minimum Windows 7 or MacOS X or Ubuntu 12.04 or a tablet with similar capabilities).
Paying for Your Course
Discounted pricing ($1,350) is available for University of Arizona faculty/staff and active or retired military service members. A payment plan is also available for this class
How to Register
To help ensure you will be successful in the course, the first step in the registration process is completing a short background information form describing your technical skills and experience. This step in the registration process is free.
The information you provide will be reviewed within one week. You will be notified if you are approved to register for the course. You may also receive a list of recommended pre-work to ensure you are up to speed before starting the course.
When you are approved to register, you will also be sent a link that will allow you to register and pay for your course.