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The Cybersecurity Specialization covers the fundamental concepts underlying the construction of secure systems, from the hardware to the software to the human-computer interface, with the use of cryptography to secure interactions.

Software Testing Cryptography Usability Penetration Test Cybersecurity Privacy User Interface Fuzz Testing Buffer Overflow Sql Injection Number Theory Public-Key Cryptography

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Taught by
Jennifer Golbeck
and 3 more instructors

Offered by
University of Maryland, College Park

This specialization includes these 5 courses.

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6 posts • 75 mentions • top 10 shown below

r/cybersecurity • post
35 points • Behealdan
Entry jobs question

I am a mathematician, don't have any professional experience (in IT) , but have some basic programming knowledge. I am interested in cybersec and I would like to know if it is possible to get the first job in this field with only some online courses (most cert requires experience). I am thinking of doing these courses: But I want to be sure if it will help me or if I should choose other field. Thanks.

r/cscareerquestions • comment
2 points • hagemeyp

I highly recommend the Cyber-security Certificate program from the University of Maryland. I would take this and immediately start applying for cyber-security jobs either directly in government or organizations with contracts for them (DHS/Army/Navy etc).

r/cybersecurity • comment
2 points • greginfosec

Well I’d be more than happy to talk to you. My email address is in my profile. Also if you want to hear more, I have 4 courses dedicated to it. I’m not trying to sell anything since you can audit the course for free, but here is my full college course on the subject University of Colorado

r/cybersecurity • comment
1 points • doc_samson

Actually in addition to the podcasts I mentioned you could consider this coursera course sequence. It is a "business" intro to cybersecurity so it covers the principles and concepts at a higher level more suitable for your current level, while giving a good overview of the general concepts.

These are also the fundamental principles covered in Security+ and other security certifications so it could be a good intro for you.

There are 4 courses.

r/cscareerquestions • comment
1 points • Behealdan

Yes, I've heard of these things. I think I will take firstly this course to have a better overview. Do you think it is a good start? Do you have any other recommendations? Will this help me get the first job to gain some experience in the field and thus seek other qualifications (certificates)?

r/learnprogramming • post
1 points • aka_ab31
Where do I learn to code things that are not web development?

There are plenty of resources that teach to code to be a web/app developer. I feel there are not much resources for other interesting things like Software Development/Engineering, Cyber Security, SRE, Systems Programming, etc.

Please add any resources that you feel are good and doesn't teach just web/app development.

Hope this post helps those who are having difficulty to find resources for other cool things that can be done by learning to code.

Here are a few that I could think of : nand2tetris Learn OpenGL Cybersecurity Specialization

r/IWantToLearn • comment
3 points • bagoffractals

Best way is to have hands on experience so play as much CTF as you can, that will improve your skill. Also learn the basics and follow new stuff, secnews. Also try bughunting.

hack the planet!

r/cybersecurity • comment
1 points • chrisknight1985

get on EdX and Coursera and also pluralsight


Cybersecurity Fundamentals (MicroMasters Series- Graduate Level)


  • Cyber Security Fundamentals
  • Usable Security
  • Software Security
  • Cryptography
  • Hardware Security
  • Cybersecurity Capstone Project

  • Cloud Computing Specialization

  • Cloud Computing Concepts, Part 1-

  • Cloud Computing Concepts: Part 2
  • Cloud Computing Applications, Part 1: Cloud Systems and Infrastructure
  • Cloud Computing Applications, Part 2: Big Data and Applications in the Cloud
  • Cloud Networking
  • Cloud Computing Project

Pluralsight there are 100s of courses and skills assessments

r/programiranje • comment
1 points • bagoffractals

Odgovor na isto pitanje samo sa drugog subreddita:

> Best way is to have hands on experience so play as much CTF as you can, that will improve your skill. Also learn the basics and follow new stuff, secnews. Also try bughunting.

hack the planet!

Imas ove sisteme koje ljudi postavljaju za vezbanje pa vezbas na njima. Naravno dobro je da sam podesavas neke servere aplikacije da bi bolje razumeo sta moze da se zezne i koje su im slabosti.

Potrazi ljude koji se time bave, msm da je u startit centru bilo par predavanja o sigurnosti i imas haklab koji je drzao radionice etickog hakovanja, pa pogledaj neke takve opcije.

r/AskNetsec • comment
1 points • sicinthemind

It's probably shit... There's some decent ways to learn and then there's some people that prey on the pockets of others. Example: "Become a cyber security expert in a year" - Not fucking possible...

These are some that I personally recommend - in the order I recommend them lol. I hope this helps you out.



[Pluralsight]( (Paid subscription) is great! I love their app development, I love the pathing systems they have. They cater to a wide audience of Cyber Security specialties. (Pentesting, exploit dev, soc monitoring, incident response, malware analysis, web app testing, secure coding, compliance, and more + cert training). They've come a long way and made a great training platform.


[Coursera]( & [EdX]( - Great college level courses to get started


[UDemy]( - Be cautious about any training that doesn't let you do a trial watch. Some of those videos are copy-pasta from other content. Nathan House has some great videos on there. Some days you can get a whole video course for $5, $10, or $15. At least register and sign up to get the notifications when they have killer sales. $10 for a $189 (regularly priced) course is a steal sometimes. If you don't trial it first, could be a gamble but at least $10 isn't a bad gamble if you get some use out of it.


[Cybrary.It]( is okay, most decent courses are free, it's not my personal favorite but you will learn something for free!


[Lynda]( (also Paid subscription) is okay. The content is alright, they just don't nessarily cater to a wider infosec audience. They started out as a platform to teach digital artwork if I recall correctly. They had a great deal of photoshop and photography lessons early on and expanded a little more but I think I get better $$ spent on Pluralsight courses IMO.