Stanford Advanced Computer Security Program

Switch to a rewarding career in cybersecurity.

Course Snapshot
  • FeeUSD 2500 (Financial Aid available)
  • Work Experience3 - 30 Years
  • Duration6 Months
  • Delivery MethodOnline
Course Detail

Stanford Advanced Computer Security Program is offered by Stanford Center for Professional Development and is delivered and supported by Great Learning.
Upon successful completion of the program, participants will earn a globally recognized Certificate of Achievement from Stanford Center for Professional Development.

About Stanford
The Stanford Center for Professional Development, a part of The Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL), makes it possible for today's best and brightest professionals to enrol in Stanford University courses and programs while they maintain their careers. Their portfolio reflects the exciting research and world-class teaching of Stanford faculty from all of Stanford's schools. Courses are delivered online and, in some cases, at Stanford, at your work site, or at international locations - providing a global community of learners with flexibility and convenience and enabling them to apply their education to their work.

About Great Learning
Great Learning's mission is to make professionals proficient and future-ready. Its programs always focus on the next frontier of growth in industry and currently straddle across Analytics, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, Digital Business, Digital Marketing and more. Great Learning uses technology, high-quality content, and industry collaboration to deliver an immersive learning experience that helps candidates learn, apply, and demonstrate their competencies. All programs are offered in collaboration with leading global universities and are taken by thousands of professionals every year to secure and grow their careers.

Why Cybersecurity?
Computer networks in a time where increased adoption of IoT and cloud services are on the rise, cyber threats such as phishing attack, ransomware attacks, cryptojacking, IoT attacks, Cyber-physical attacks will exponentially increase. Damages related to these attacks are projected to hit $6 trillion by 2021 with that being said there is a dearth in candidates with over a million unfulfilled positions globally which can potentially rise to 3.5 million by 2021.
150% increase in demands for cybersecurity jobs
3.5 million cybersecurity professionals needed by 2021
1 million cybersecurity professionals needed by 2020
22 Lakhs Median Salary for Cyber Security Architects
$35 billion Size of Indian Cybersecurity market in 2025
2 Crore salary drawn by Chief information security officers at the top of cybersecurity pyramid

Program Benefits
The Stanford Advanced Computer Security Certificate Program will provide you the skills needed to protect networks, secure electronic assets, prevent attacks, ensure the privacy of your customers, and build secure infrastructure. Through six online computer science courses, you'll have access to the latest research and best practices from world-class Stanford faculty and leading cybersecurity professionals. The course material is concise, relevant, and designed specifically for busy professionals in today's cyber workforce.
● Get the Stanford Center for Professional Development advantage
● Get a Certificate from Stanford Center for Professional Development
● Comprehensive curriculum taught by the faculty of Stanford
● Learn from pioneers in the field of cybersecurity, both in research and industry
● Learn the tricks of the trade from seasoned cybersecurity practitioners
● Work on hands-on projects that develop your ability to solve real-world problems
● Completely online learning experience that's both convenient and immersive, suitable for working professionals

Who is this program for?
This program is suited for professionals working in roles that include:
● Information Technology Professionals
● Software Developers
● Network Security Engineers
● Software Engineers
● App Developers
● System Architects
● Systems Analysts
● VAPT/Pentesters

Desired Candidate Profile

● Bachelor's Degree
● At least 3 years of professional experience recommended
● Familiarity with programming, computer systems
● Comfort with the IT and Technology Industry

Course Modules

● Foundations of Information Security
● Exploiting and Protecting Web Applications
● Using Cryptography Correctly
● Network Security
● Emerging threats and defences
● Writing Secure Code

LANGUAGES & TOOLS USED
● Burp Suite
● Nmap
● Metasploit
● Kali Linux
● Oracle
● Virtual Box