Is This Program Right For You?
Interested in working in the cyber security field?
This introductory-level program will provide you with a basic understanding of the different types of malware and how to protect against them on an individual and organizational level.
This can help you become more employable by organizations seeking employees with a basic understanding of malware and can also help you learn if this field is right for you.
This micro-credential is for you if you are exploring the idea of entering the field of cybersecurity or if you want to gain a basic understanding of malware and how to protect against it.
After completing this program, you may consider taking advanced courses or pursuing an entry-level certification.
The micro-credential in Malware Detection & Protection Basics provides learners with an understanding of the different types of malware and how to protect against them on an individual and organizational level. This is accomplished through a rigorous curriculum that includes four courses. Through these courses, students are exposed to the fundamental differences between malware, including viruses/worms, keyloggers, rootkits, and ransomware. Students will also learn about the methods used to recover from malware attacks, including one-key, and two-key encryption. The program will also cover how to collect data for digital forensics investigations and how to use publicly available data known as Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) and digital forensics (computer-related evidence) to investigate malware attacks.
The Micro-credential in Malware Detection & Protection Basics consists of four online self-paced courses. It takes approximately three to four hours to complete each course.
Learning is competency-based and students are required to complete all topics and course activities including course readings/videos, Knowledge Checks (quizzes), and assessments.