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Professional Education Courses

Purdue University is excited to offer new high-impact professional development online courses, built in collaboration with EmergingEd and designed and delivered by leading industry experts. 

EmergingEd and Purdue University’s online courses are knowledge- and skills-based, with offerings in the technology-forward disciplines at the forefront of the professional world today.

Cybersecurity Foundations and Frameworks

In our volatile digital world, the cyber threats you don’t know about are the most dangerous ones there are. Cybersecurity Foundations and Frameworks teaches you to assess where your organization sits amid the cyber threat landscape and to identify risks, threats and vulnerabilities associated with your industry. Through practical learning scenarios rooted in real-world examples, this cybersecurity course teaches you to prioritize the most effective elements of security frameworks for your organization and to manage cybersecurity frameworks within the context of industry compliance regulations.

Length
8 weeks
Cost
$1,500
Next Start
Continuous Enrollment

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Cybersecurity Risks and Industry

You might know everything you can about the cyber threat landscape, but do you have a plan of action to utilize that knowledge? Cybersecurity Risks and Industry teaches you to address gaps within your company in terms of the people, processes and technologies responsible for preventing, mitigating and responding to cyberattacks. Through practical learning scenarios that address common cybersecurity incidents and concerns, you will learn to develop an incident response plan for your organization; deputize non-security staff to participate; align processes, policies and tools to upgrade your company’s security capabilities; and prioritize strategic education initiatives for your team.

Length
8 weeks
Cost
$1,500
Next Start
Continuous Enrollment

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Cybersecurity Cases

What cyber threats might your company realistically face today? How will you orchestrate the resources at your disposal to defend against them? Cybersecurity Cases teaches you to take an active role in setting and participating in cybersecurity strategy within your organization. Through deep engagement with real-world case studies, you will learn to create an assessment strategy to optimize your capabilities and prioritize your spend; analyze the validity, value and reliability of threat intelligence; proactively detect and mitigate cyber risks when conducting new business initiatives and transactions; and effectively employ automation and orchestration.

Length
8 weeks
Cost
$1,500
Next Start
Continuous Enrollment

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Cloud Security

Cybersecurity may seem straightforward when your data is housed on your own servers, but what happens when it’s out of your hands? Cloud Security prepares you with the knowledge and mindset to maintain a culture of security in an organization that utilizes cloud environments. You will learn to distinguish between on-premise security systems and those used in cloud-based services, and you will build the knowledge to identify appropriate on-premise security controls that should be present in cloud environments as well as security controls that can be applied in cloud environments. Using real-world examples, you will practice applying these controls effectively.

Length
4 weeks
Cost
$500
Next Start
Continuous Enrollment

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Cyber Threat Intelligence

Where do you find the latest intelligence into evolving cyber threats? And how do you know who to trust? Cyber Threat Intelligence trains professionals to understand and act upon the cybersecurity-related information available to them. You will learn to identify open-source, third-party and internal sources of threat intelligence; evaluate the worth and applicability of intelligence within your organization and industry; summarize gathered intelligence in a manner that is clear and intelligible to all audiences; and operationalize intelligence within your security team.

Length
4 weeks
Cost
$500
Next Start
Continuous Enrollment

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Building a Red Team Capability

Can a friendly company hacker exist? A growing number of companies see the advantage not only in simulated attacks but in indirectly testing their defense controls and their ability to detect attacks as well. Increase your value within your organization's security team by finding the gaps in your organization's cyber defenses and addressing them before nefarious parties attempt to break in. In Building a Red Team Capability, you'll discover strategies to test your organization's ability to detect cyberattacks and understand how to test an organization's defense controls.

Length
4 weeks
Cost
$500
Next Start
Continuous Enrollment

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Cybersecurity Awareness

Thrown in the deep end of cybersecurity without sufficient training? This Mandiant course introduces students to foundational elements of cybersecurity programs, including security governance to establish a security framework and ways to align the security program with business objectives. You'll learn to identify common attacker methodologies, and how an attacker enters, persists, and exfiltrates data from an organization via the attack lifecycle. Establish governance that will provide guidance and oversight to your cybersecurity program and assess its risks.

Length
4 modules (self-paced)
Cost
$3,000
Next Start
Continuous Enrollment

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Windows Enterprise Incident Response

What does crime scene investigation look like if the scene is virtual? This Mandiant course teaches the fundamental investigative techniques you need to respond to cyber threats. You'll learn to conduct rapid triage on a system to determine whether it is compromised, uncover evidence of initial attack vectors, recognize persistence mechanisms and investigate an incident throughout an enterprise. Discover how attackers move around in a compromised Windows environment and explore information management that enriches the investigative process and bolsters an enterprise security program.

Length
4 modules (self-paced)
Cost
$3,000
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Continuous Enrollment

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Network Traffic Analysis

This Mandiant course provides hands-on, tactical experience with network protocols, network architecture, intrusion detection systems, network traffic capture and traffic analysis. Reinforce technical concepts through self-paced virtual labs, where you’ll study the types of network monitoring and tools used to identify malicious network activity and prevent sophisticated attackers from blending seamlessly with legitimate traffic. Explore the most useful techniques for investigating botnets and how to utilize honeypots in network monitoring.

Length
4 modules (self-paced)
Cost
$3,000
Next Start
Continuous Enrollment

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Blockchain Foundations and Frameworks

By now, you’ve heard about blockchain. But do you know exactly what it is or how it can take your career to the next level? Blockchain Foundations and Frameworks from Purdue University and EmergingEd covers positive and negative aspects of blockchains, as well as blockchain applications that could make a difference in your business. When you learn blockchain through this foundational course, you will examine the origins and implications of Bitcoin; evaluate and identify cryptocurrency issues relevant to investors, consumers, developers and businesses; and analyze security risks your business may encounter as you integrate blockchain into your operations.

Length
8 weeks
Cost
$1,500
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Continuous Enrollment

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Blockchain and Industry

How do you put your brilliant blockchain ideas into practice so that they can actually benefit you? Blockchain and Industry is designed to help you determine the applicability of blockchain technologies within your organization and implement them to strengthen your business and solve intricate problems. You will learn to differentiate between blockchain-based business models so that you pick the appropriate strategy for the given situation. You will develop and practice step-by-step processes for building a blockchain framework within your current company or launching a new blockchain organization.

Length
8 weeks
Cost
$1,500
Next Start
Continuous Enrollment

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Blockchain Cases

Want to follow the success of blockchain games like CryptoKitties and bypass the failures of initiatives like the DAO? Blockchain Cases explains everything you need to know about public and private blockchains, presenting industry insights through the analysis of four cases. This course enables you to engage in industry-based events and situations confidently; evaluate the notable trends and technologies currently used in blockchain initiatives; and apply lessons learned from notable organizations to execute a blockchain initiative successfully.

Length
8 weeks
Cost
$1,500
Next Start
Continuous Enrollment

Installment payments are now available on all course purchases!

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Seize Your Advantage

Through thorough research into trends across industries, we have designed these flexible, focused courses to help you develop the skill set and knowledge foundation that today’s successful professionals must possess in applied, in-demand, tech-focused areas.

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Purdue University’s online professional development courses are offered in collaboration with EmergingEd, a leader in online professional education. Through this partnership, we are able to deliver industry-approved, expert-driven, high-impact course content to the Purdue University lifelong learning community.