Cybersecurity Capstone
Instructor To be announced
Offering Number CYBER525x
Jan 07, 2020
Starts
8 weeks
Length
0 Credits
RITx

The Cybersecurity Capstone is specifically designed to provide a platform for verified learners to practice the hands-on cybersecurity skills and techniques studied in the courses of the RITx Cybersecurity MicroMasters® program. It also includes the evaluation of the competencies and performance tasks that enable professional cybersecurity success.

Before enrolling in the Cybersecurity Capstone, you must successfully complete and pass the four courses in the RITx Cybersecurity MicroMasters program as a verified learner. Upon successful completion of the Cybersecurity Capstone, you will receive the Cybersecurity MicroMasters certificate.

During the Cybersecurity Capstone, you will perform a set of hands-on lab exercises in a web-based virtual environment. Below are the requirements to successfully access the virtual environment:

  • Access to a laptop or desktop computer
  • A modern web browser with Javascript enabled
  • A fast internet connection

The areas of hands-on lab activities include, but are not limited to:

  • basic systems and network services such as firewall, DNS, DHCP, Wireshark
  • digital forensics investigation with tools such as Encase, FTK, and Volatility Framework
  • network security related tools such as port scanning, Snort, and Metasploit, etc. The lab activities will be assessed by sets of questions, lab reports, and a proctored exam using the edX platform.

The Cybersecurity Capstone is a practice of hands-on skills and an assessment of various knowledge attained through the Cybersecurity MicroMasters program which includes:

  • implementing solutions to secure computer systems and networks
  • performing digital forensic investigations of real world cases
  • detecting and investigating network intrusions.