MIT xPRO- Professional Certificate in Cybersecurity

Part Time 24 Weeks Online

What will I learn?

  • Explore the basic concepts of a computer security system and their operations
  • Explore the threat landscape and break down the types of threats and vulnerabilities
  • Identify the key components and sequences of incident response frameworks
  • Explore the fundamentals and strategies to protect systems Learn how to identify and test vulnerabilities
  • Gain knowledge of privacy laws, regulatory agencies and resources, and types of protection they provide
  • Explore the working of secure communications between computer systems and organisations
  • Learn how attacks are identified and how defensive cybersecurity responses are established
  • Gain knowledge of the functions, strengths and weaknesses, and administration of SOCs
  • Identify key components and sequences of incident response frameworks
  • Learn how virtualization and the cloud are closely associated Section 3 Offensive Cybersecurity
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of how to identify and test vulnerabilities
  • See simulated cyberattacks on web application security
  • Learn to identify malicious activities cultivated by human actions
  • Understand privacy policies and how they relate to data governance
  • Learn to identify and mitigate risks associated with Operational Technology (OT) and Internet of Things (IoT) devices
  • Explore artificial intelligence (AI) techniques as they relate to the cyber environment


The MIT xPRO Professional Certificate in Cybersecurity is an immersive professional certificate that provides a comprehensive introduction to cybersecurity focused on both the defensive and offensive aspects of the technology. It includes personalized feedback from course leaders, insights from guest speakers, career coaching, mentorship, and the opportunity to create a capstone network development project for a job portfolio.

What are the requirements?

There are no prerequisites for this course.This programme requires students to apply through the Imperial course site - please apply through clicking the 'Website' Button.

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£419 / month

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Key skills

National Institute of Standards Technology (NIST) Framework Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM) MITRE ATT&CK®
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