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Course Description

The Nexus at University of Michigan Engineering Cybersecurity Professional Bootcamp offers a 30-hour introductory course designed to provide learners with the basic knowledge and skills required to determine if a career in cybersecurity is right for them. Through hands-on training exercises and simulation labs, learners that complete the introductory course will exit with experience in both offensive and defensive cybersecurity, allowing them to make a confident decision on whether or not they will pursue a career in cybersecurity.

Course Outline

Introductory course instruction is centered on running basic commands and computer communication protocols, developing a firm understanding of basic operating system structures, and becoming familiarized with the Cyber Attack Cycle. Learners that complete the introductory course will have a basic understanding of the cybersecurity field and the areas of specialization within it.

The following topics are covered in the introductory course:

1. Introduction to Cybersecurity

2. Cybersecurity Research

3. Network Fundamentals

4. Windows OS

5. Linux OS

6. Network Attacks

7. Cyber Attack Cycle

8. Countermeasures and Defense

Learner Outcomes

This introductory course aids learners in assessing if cybersecurity is the right career path for them. Nexus instructors and advisors will evaluate each student’s passion, aptitude, and ability to land a position in the cybersecurity field. At the end of the introductory course, learners take a summary exam and have a one-on-one assessment to examine their future in the program and discuss their expectations of working in cybersecurity.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to enroll in the Nexus at University of Michigan Engineering Cybersecurity Professional Bootcamp Introductory Course.

Testimonials

“I chose cybersecurity because I felt like I could actually do it. When the cybersecurity program came along, I saw that this was boiled down to the essentials of what I really need to know.”

-Amie Burke, Past Participant

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Section Title
Introductory Cybersecurity Course
Type
Online
Days
W, M
Time
6:00PM to 9:30PM
Dates
Sep 07, 2022 to Oct 05, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
30.0
Location
  • UMICH - Nexus Engineering - Online
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Introductory Fee non-credit $180.00
Service charge(s)
  • Credit Card  
Drop Request Deadline
Aug 31, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Aug 31, 2022
Section Title
Introductory Cybersecurity Course
Type
Online
Days
Th, T
Time
6:00PM to 9:30PM
Dates
Sep 08, 2022 to Oct 06, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
30.0
Location
  • UMICH - Nexus Engineering - Online
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Introductory Fee non-credit $180.00
Service charge(s)
  • Credit Card  
Drop Request Deadline
Sep 01, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Sep 01, 2022
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