More Cybersecurity And More Discounts From Udacity
Written by Sue Gee   
Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Udacity has just opened its School of Cybersecurity with four Nanodegree programs to choose from. To mark the launch it is offering 60% discount, across its entire site, for enrollments up to 31st March.

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Cybersecurity is being billed as the latest high-growth, high-demand industry with, according to Udacity, 4 million job opportunities. The statistics presented are pretty compelling:

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We looked at the first step on a path to a career in this burgeoning arena the Introduction to Cybersecurity Nanodegree when it was launched last year, at that time part of Udacity's School of Programming. Intended for beginners, this is a four-month program, each with a full-blown hands-on project. These are listed in Udacity's New Nanodegree In Cybersecurity.

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Now Udacity has launched a dedicated School of Cybersecurity with three new courses. Two of the follow-on Nanodegrees are at Intermediate level and are both 4 months long. They are:

  • Security Engineer in which the focus is on how to protect a company’s computer systems, networks, applications and infrastructure from security threats or attacks. For this, among other prerequisites, you need to be able to follow, interpret and implement minor modifications to Python code.

  • Security Analyst in which you learn to identify, correct and respond to security weaknesses and incidents by determining appropriate security controls to secure a network, system or application and assessing security threats through vulnerability scanning and threat assessments. You’ll also learn how to monitor network traffic, analyze alert and log data, and follow incident handling procedures in this program and for this aspect you need to be able to use Python as scripting language and SQL in order to run queries from Log data.

The final new course is the Ethical Hacker Nanodegree. This is a 2-month program at Advanced level which is intended to equip students with the skills they need to advance in their security career and become an ethical hacker or penetration tester.  Students will learn how to find and exploit vulnerabilities and weaknesses in various systems, design and execute a penetration testing plan, and report on findings using evidence from the project.

The prerequisites for the course are knowledge of: 

  • Basic Linux file structure and commands
  • Networking basics (ports, IP addresses, subnetting)
  • Three-way handshake, encryption and hashing
  • One programming language - Python is preferred
  • Familiarity with Windows OS

and the recommended preparation is the Introduction to Cybersecurity Nanodegree. It has two courses, one covering ethical hacking, the other Penetration Testing, comprising hands on projects, each with five accompanying lessons. 

Even if Cybersecurity isn't an area you are interested in, to mark the launch of the new School of Cyber security Udacity is offering 60% discount across its entire range of Nanodegrees for enrollments up until 31st March by using the code CYBER60. You'' find details of courses in Udacity's courses from Udacity's School of AISchool of Data Science, School of Programming and its School of Cloud Computing by following the links in Related Articles.

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Security Engineer Nanodegree

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 24 March 2021 )