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Fundamentals of Computer Network Security Specialization
Launch your career in cyber security. Master security principles and tools for securing your networks, systems, and data.
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
With the learner's cloned instance from my AWS image, our Project 1a-d integrate the security principles and knowledge covered in first MOOC and apply them in real world tasks using state of art tools, such as gpg for signing and verifying documents/open source software packages, misc/CA scripts for performing CA certificate signing tasks, generate server/client certificates, and setup on apache web server for secure web access with mutual authentication. Project2a-b cover the use of OpenSSL for encrypting/decrypting data, and Diffi-Hellman key exchange. The related lectures cover the development of secure programs using Crypto API. Projects 3a-b cover hacking and patching with command injections and SQL injections. Project 3c cover cracking Linux passwords with hashcat using AWS P2 GPU instance. Project 4a-b cover the construction of DMZ firewall system with iptables to provide DNAT, masquerade services, filtering packets to secure serves in two AWS virtual private clouds.
How the Specialization Works
A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.
Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.
Earn a Certificate
When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.
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