Cybersecurity MicroMasters® Programme


  • The real you is always on and tech-smart. The real you is connected and knows that the future is digital.
  • Take a course in Cybersecurity through PearsonX and future-proof yourself by practicing cybersecurity skills in real-world scenarios.
  • The programme starts with the basics, including how to setup and secure a simple computer system and network.
  • You will learn the basics of Information Security Risk Management, including frameworks and methodologies.
  • The programme covers the implementation of network security solutions and detection of cyber breaches/intrusions.
  • You will also learn how to conduct a comprehensive digital forensic investigation and how to compile court-admissible reports and documents.

The MicroMasters® Programme is includes the following courses:

Cybersecurity Fundamentals
Learn cybersecurity fundamentals, including how to detect threats, protect systems and networks, and anticipate potential cyber attacks.
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Cybersecurity Risk Management
Learn key principles of risk analysis, risk assessment and risk mitigation for information security using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.
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Computer Forensics
Learn the process, techniques and tools for performing a digital forensics investigation to obtain data related to computer crimes.
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Network Security
Learn the process of network security, including intrusion detection, evidence collection, network auditing, and contingency planning against attacks.
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  • Fee
  • Institution
  • Programme Duration
    8 Weeks / Course
  • Language
  • Estimated Effort
    10-12 Hours / Week / Course
  • Courses
    5 courses
Start Dates

Upon successful completion of Pearson Professional and edX® requirements, the real you will earn

  • a MicroMasters® Certificate.

Bo Yuan

Associate Professor at Tsinghua University

Jonathan S. Weissman

Senior Lecturer, Computing Security at RITx

Tong Sun

Adjunct Professor, Computing Security at RIT

Yin Pan

Professor, Computing Security at RIT