IBM Cybersecurity Analyst

Get job-ready for an IBM career as a data analyst with this professional certificate. Cybersecurity is one of the most in-demand career fields and many well-paying jobs in the industry do not require a college degree. No prior experience is required to enroll in this certification.

If you are new to the field of IBM remote jobs or a professional changing careers, Alvernia’s IBM Cybersecurity Analyst Certificate is perfect for you.

Cybersecurity is one of the most in-demand career fields.

According to CyberSeek, from June 2019  through May 2020, there were 171,000 openings for Information Security Analysts, but only 125,000 workers currently employed in those positions. On average, cybersecurity roles take 21% longer to fill than other IT jobs.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects 31% hiring growth for Cybersecurity Analysts between 2019 and 2029.

Cybersecurity Tools

You will develop knowledge of analyst tools including data protection, endpoint protection and SIEM

Compliance

Learn about compliance and threat intelligence and gain skills for incident response and forensics

Hands-on Experience

Gain experience with industry specific apps and open source security tools

Professional Certificate Programs enable you to become empowered and successful in every phase of your job!

Dana Baker

Dana Baker, Executive Director of Regional Campuses

"We are committed to developing current and relevant coursework to help transform our next generation of leaders."

IBM Cybersecurity Analyst

100% Online

Learn on your own schedule

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines

Entry Level

No previous experience required

6-Months to Complete

Suggested pace of 10 hours/week; 4 Courses

IBM Cybersecurity Analyst Certificate Courses

Introduction to Cybersecurity Tools and Cyber Attacks

To gain a basic understanding of cybersecurity, in this course you will learn:

  • The history of cybersecurity.
  • Types and motives of cyber attacks to further your knowledge of current threats to organizations and individuals.
  • Key terminology, basic system concepts and cybersecurity tools.
  • Critical thinking and its importance to a cybersecurity career
  • Key organizations and resources to further research cybersecurity issues.

Cybersecurity Roles, Processes and Operating System Security

This course gives you the background needed to understand the people, processes and technology involved in cybersecurity.

By the end of this course, you will learn:

  • Key cybersecurity roles within an organization.
  • Key cybersecurity processes and an example of each process.
  • To describe the architecture, file systems, and basic commands for multiple operating systems including Windows, Mac/OS, Linux and Mobile.
  • To understand the concept of virtualization as it relates to cybersecurity.
  • Key organizations and resources to further research cybersecurity issues.

Cybersecurity Compliance Framework and System Administration

This course gives you the background needed to understand important compliance and industry standards, no matter your cybersecurity role within an organization.

By the end of this course, you will learn:

  • Basic commands for user and server administration as they relate to security.
  • Concepts of endpoint security and patch management, important to keep systems current and avoid cybersecurity incidents.
  • In depth cryptography and encryption skills and how these concepts affect software within a company.

Network Security and Database Vulnerabilities

This course gives you a background in basic network security and information about Local Area Networks, TCP/IP, the OSI Framework and routing basics.

By the end of this course, you will learn:

  • How networking affects security systems within an organization.
  • The network components that guard an organization from cybersecurity attacks.
  • Database vulnerabilities and the tools/knowledge needed to research a database vulnerability for a variety of databases including SQL Injection, Oracle, Mongo and Couch.
  • Various security breach types associated with databases and organizations that define standards and provide tools for cybersecurity professionals.

Skills you will gain: