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Udacity Adds School of Cybersecurity

Online learning platform Udacity has launched a School of Cybersecurity, a set of nanodegree programs aimed at training the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. Each program offers instructor-led sessions and hands-on projects tailored to real-world scenarios, to provide learners with practical experience, skills and resources in the field.

The School of Cybersecurity curriculum currently encompasses four nanodegrees:

  • Introduction to Cybersecurity, covering foundational skills in how to evaluate, maintain and monitor the security of IT systems;
  • Security Analyst, focused on identifying, correcting and responding to security weaknesses and incidents;
  • Security Engineer, focused on protecting an organizations computer networks and systems from security threats or attacks; and
  • Ethical Hacker, in which learners gain the skills to find and exploit vulnerabilities in various systems, design and execute a penetration testing plan, and report on test findings.

Udacity plans to add several other courses to the school in the future, including Enterprise Security, Security Architect, Digital Forensics and Incident Response, and Cybersecurity for Business Leaders. The company also offers a number of other schools, comprising a School of Artificial Intelligence, School of Autonomous Systems, School of Business, School of Cloud Computing, School of Data Science and School of Programming.

For more information, visit the Udacity site.

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Rhea Kelly is editor in chief for Campus Technology, THE Journal, and Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at [email protected].

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