Hands-On Security Training

There is a huge gap between the need for security professionals and the number of people who have the skills to fill those roles, according to the (ISC)2  Cybersecurity Workforce Study. (ISC)estimates that there is an unmet need for almost half a million cybersecurity professionals in North America alone. 

Learn the skills you need to join the high-growth IT security field. These non-credit professional development courses are designed to equip you with both knowledge and practical, hands-on experience using network and computer monitoring tools, intrusion detection and prevention tools, and other security tools. 

Meet the team behind the program and get a preview of the tools and skills you will learn in the Network Security course.

Each course was developed in accordance with the National Initiative on Cybersecurity for Education (NICE) / National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework, which outlines specific knowledge, skills and abilities for cybersecurity workers.

The courses are designed by Dr. Salim Hariri, a Full Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona. He is the co-director of the NSF Center for Cloud and Autonomic Computing and he is the Editor-In-Chief for the CLUSTER COMPUTING JOURNAL (Springer, http://clus.edmgr.com). Dr. Hariri is a world renowned researcher in the area of cybersecurity, distributed computing, and autonomic computing. Dr. Hariri is the founder of AVIRTEK, a startup cybersecurity company, and he has led the development of several innovative autonomic cybersecurity products and services to provide self-protection capabilities with little involvement of users or administrators.

Upcoming Security Courses

These fully online courses allow you to learn in-demand cybersecurity skills at your own pace. Network Security and Computer Security courses start in October 2020 and include four months of access to the video lectures, hands-on labs and other learning materials. Price: $1,500 per course.

Getting Started

To help ensure you will be successful, you will first need to complete a short background information form that describes your technical skills and experience. The program team will review the information you provide within one week. They will notify you if you are approved to register for a course, and they may also recommend pre-work to ensure you are up to speed before starting the course. This step in the registration process is free.

If you are approved to register, you will be sent a link to register and pay for your course.


Network Security

The Network Security course focuses on network operations and security. Learn 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.

October 5, 2020 - February 7, 2021.


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Computer Security

The Computer Security course focuses on securing computing systems and web applications.

Learn to use the data collected from a variety of cyber defense tools to analyze computing systems and applications events for the purpose of detecting and mitigating attacks against their operations.

October 5, 2020 - February 7, 2021.


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Security Expert

The Security Expert course covers cyber systems, networks, applications, mobile devices and web applications. Learn to set up security policies, perform penetration tests to evaluate the robustness of current security techniques, and perform forensic analysis.


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Feel free to contact us if you have questions about these classes.

Not sure which skills you need? Check out CyberSeek's interactive Cybersecurity Career Pathway and Cybersecurity Demand Map