MicroMasters® Program
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
Program Contact Bo Yuan
MicroMasters® Program

Gain the essential knowledge and expertise in network security and forensics needed for cybersecurity in enterprise environments.

In this Cybersecurity MicroMasters® program, you will learn:

  • Fundamentals of networks
  • Systems administration
  • How to protect computer networks and other systems by mitigating vulnerabilities and monitoring intrusions
  • How to perform digital forensic analysis of cybercrime by gathering information on the nature and extent of the attack for presentation in a court of law, as well as assessing the extent of the damage to an organization
  • Techniques of risk analysis
  • Risk assessment and vulnerability assessment

The MicroMasters program capstone experience for verified learners entails practical demonstration of these skills.

After earning the RITx Cybersecurity MicroMasters program certificate, students are eligible to apply for admission to RIT’s Advanced Certificate in Cybersecurity, the Master of Science degree in Computing Security programs through the standard admission process. If accepted into the program, students who have successfully completed the verified MicroMasters program courses will be awarded nine credit hours towards their degree requirements.

  • Price $1,200 ($150 per offering, $600 for capstone) for verified track. No charge for auditing.
  • Duration

    4 offerings and capstone required

    40 weeks of course time

  • Offerings
  • Job Outlook
    • Exciting career opportunities as security analyst, security engineer, security architect, forensics investigator, cybersecurity specialist, and more!
    • Cybersecurity positions are expected to rise 6 million globally by 2019 (source: Forbes, January 2016)
    • If you are already in the IT field, expect a 9% raise in pay for security expertise (source: Forbes, January 2016)
    • Median salary for information security analyst for 2015 is $90,000 (source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Career Impact

    “The shortage of skilled and qualified cybersecurity professionals is one of the biggest issues facing our Internet-connected world today. RIT is helping to close this gap as a leader in computing security education. Professionals who gain the skills and tactics needed to defend against the next generation of security threats will be better prepared for careers at IBM and other organizations in the cybersecurity industry.”

    — Bob Kalka, CRISC, Vice President, IBM Security Business Unit

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