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Microsoft Professional Program: Certificate in Cybersecurity


Varies, self-paced.

Various; distance learning format.

April 2018 - January 2020.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the current threat landscape; Identify and prioritize the key enterprise systems that require protection; demonstrate hardening tactics to make a breach more difficult and costly for a hacker to execute; identify breaches early;  classify the extent of a system breach and respond to a security incident effectively, while minimizing business impact; report technical details and business impact of incident to all relevant stakeholders.


Instruction is offered online through edX and through other Microsoft partners.  Major topics include: enterprise security fundamentals; threat detection planning for a secure enterprise; planning a security incident response; power shell security best practices; managing identity; securing data in Azure and SQL server; Microsoft SharePoint 2016 authentication and security; Windows 10 security features; Windows server 2016 security features; Microsoft Azure security services; and Microsoft professional cybersecurity capstone.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours in Cybersecurity (10/18).