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Hiring Partners 300+
12-15 hours/week 7.5 Months
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Starting at Rs. 3,037/month*EMI Options
Source - India Today, 2021India's #1 Technical University (Private)

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    Key Highlights

    Designed for Working Professionals
    Designed for Working Professionals
    250+ Hours of Learning
    250+ Hours of Learning
    No Cost EMI Options available
    No Cost EMI Options available
    Advanced Certificate Programme from IIIT Bangalore
    Advanced Certificate Programme from IIIT Bangalore
    IIIT Bangalore Alumni Status
    IIIT Bangalore Alumni Status
    Career Mentorship Sessions (1:1) from Cybersecurity Experts
    Career Mentorship Sessions (1:1) from Cybersecurity Experts
    Showcase your expertise and skills to potential employers using an e-portfolio
    Showcase your expertise and skills to potential employers using an e-portfolio
    Interview Preparation
    Interview Preparation
    Get expert advice on how to craft your stellar GitHub profile
    Get expert advice on how to craft your stellar GitHub profile
    High Performance Coaching (1:1)
    High Performance Coaching (1:1)
    Exclusive Job opportunities Portal
    Exclusive Job opportunities Portal
    Just-in-Time Interviews
    Just-in-Time Interviews
    AI Powered Profile Builder
    AI Powered Profile Builder

    Bachelor’s Degree with 50% or equivalent passing marks. No coding experience required.

    Security culture can achieve more than prohibition posture. - Stephane Nappo, Global Chief Information Security Officer, OVHcloud

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    Syllabus

    Experience 250+ hours of best-in-class content developed by leading faculty & industry leaders in the form of videos, case studies & projects

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    Minimum Eligibility
    Bachelor’s Degree with 50% or equivalent passing marks. Prioview more
    Target Audience
    IT and Technology Professionals, Project Leads and Managers view more
    Job Opportunity
    Cyber Security Expert, Cyber Security Engineer , Cybersecuriview more
    Top Subjects You Will Learn
    Application Security, Data Secrecy, Cryptography, Network Seview more

    Programming Languages, Tools & Libraries Covered

    Advanced Certificate Programme from IIIT Bangalore
    Complete all the courses successfully to obtain this prestigious recognition from IIIT Bangalore. It is India's #1 Technical University (Private) as per the survey of India Today, 2021.
    Advanced Certificate Programme from IIIT Bangalore
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    • Build a strong network for life with opportunities to connect to Cyber Security Industry experts & your experienced fellow learners.
    • Gain theoretical knowledge & practical understanding with this cutting-edge curriculum.
    • Learn multiple tools & languages to stand apart to gain a foothold in the Cyber Security industry.

    Instructors

    Learn from India's leading Cyber Security faculty and industry leaders.

    Syllabus

    Best-in-class content by leading faculty and industry leaders in the form of videos, cases and projects, assignments and live sessions.
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    250+
    Hours of Content
    1:1
    Mentorship Sessions with Industry Experts
    25+
    Live Sessions
    4
    Projects/Assignments

    Pre-Requisites

    2 weeks
    • Programming Language Fundamentals (Python)

    Information Security and Applied Cryptography

    8 weeks
    • Introduction to Cybersecurity
    • OS Fundamentals and Security
    • Cryptography and Encryption
    • Cryptographic Key Management
    • Message Digests and Digital Signatures
    • Identity Access Management
    • Assignment/Project - Access Control

    Network Security in Ethical Hacking

    6 weeks
    • Introduction to Network Security and Spoofing
    • Secured Networks System with Firewall
    • Packet Inspection and Attack Against Availability
    • Network Access Control
    • SIEM tools and additional security measures
    • Assignment/Project - Intrusion Detection System/Exploiting Virtual Machine

    Application Security in Ethical Hacking and Advanced Concepts in Cyber Security

    8 weeks
    • Introduction to Application Security
    • Web-based applications and associated vulnerabilities
    • Cookies and Tracking
    • Data and Database Security
    • Phishing and other attacks on Identity
    • Cloud application Security (Optional)
    • Penetration Testing, Fuzzing (Optional)
    • Regulation, Compliance, and Risk management
    • Assignment/Project - Exploit web application

    Capstone Project

    4 weeks
    • Capstone Project

    Disclaimer

    upGrad reserves the right to modify, amend or change the structure of module delivery & the curriculum, after due consensus with the University partner.

    Industry Projects

    Learn through real-life industry projects, assignments & case studies

    Benefits with upGrad

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    Job Opportunities

    Job Opportunities
    upGrad Opportunities
    • upGrad Elevate: Virtual hiring drive giving you the opportunity to interview with upGrad's 300+ hiring partners
    • Job Opportunities Portal: Gain exclusive access to upGrad's Job Opportunities portal which has 100+ openings from upGrad's hiring partners at any given time
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    Career Assistance

    Career Assistance
    Career Mentorship Sessions (1:1)
    • Get a dedicated career coach after the program to help track your career goals, coach you on your profile, and support you during your career transition journey
    High Performance Coaching (1:1)
    • Get a dedicated career coach after the program to help track your career goals, coach you on your profile, and support you during your career transition journey
    AI Powered Profile Builder
    • Obtain specific, AI powered inputs on your resume and Linkedin structure along with content on real time basis
    Interview Preparation
    • Get access to Industry Experts and discuss any queries before your interview
    • Career bootcamps to refresh your technical concepts and improve your soft skills
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    Learning Support

    Learning Support
    Industry Expert Guidance
    • Interactive Live Sessions with leading industry experts covering curriculum + advanced topics
    Student Support
    • We have a dedicated/ Student Support Team for handling your queries via email or callback requests.
    • You can write to us via studentsupport@upgrad.com Or for urgent queries, use the "Talk to Us" option on the Learn platform
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    Practical Learning & Networking

    Practical Learning & Networking
    Networking & Learning Experience
    • Live Discussion forum for peer to peer doubt resolution monitored by technical experts
    • Peer to peer networking opportunities with a alumni pool of 10000+
    • Lab walkthroughs of industry-driven projects
    • Weekly real-time doubt clearing sessions
    Hands-on Projects
    • 4 projects/ assignments

    Our Learners Work At

    Top companies from all around the world have recruited upGrad alumni

    Career Impact

    Placement Support

    upGrad Elevate: Virtual Hiring Drive with 300+ Hiring Partners

    Access to Job Opportunities Portal with 100+ openings at any time

    Career Mentorship Sessions (1:1) with Industry Experts

    High Performance Coaching (1:1) for tracking career goals & interview prep

    Profile Building Workshops & 1:1 Resume Review Sessions

    3 months Career Support provided post Programme Completion

    Company Specific Support with pool of resources per company & access to experts & alumni for interview preparation

    Program Fees

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    *Starting at Rs. 3,037/month*. No cost EMI options available.
    The credit facility is provided by a third party credit facility provider and any arrangement with such third party is outside upGrad's purview.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Programme Details

    What is the Advanced Certificate Programme in Cyber Security with upGrad?

    This an industry-relevant yet academically-rigorous 7.5-month programme covering Cyber Security concepts. It is specifically designed for working professionals with IT and Technology Professionals, Project Leads and Managers in IT/Tech Companies, Tech Support Engineers and Admins backgrounds to help them gain practical knowledge and to accelerate their entry into Cyber Security roles.

    What is this programme intended to do?

    This programme intends to produce extremely well-rounded cyber security professionals with expertise in relevant tools/languages, and understanding of cutting-edge algorithms and applications.

    What can I expect out of this programme?

    This programme is designed for working professionals looking to pick up skills in advanced concepts like Application Security, Data Secrecy, Cryptography, Network Security and much more. This programme demands consistent work and time commitment over the entire duration of 7.5 months.

    What should I NOT expect from this programme?

    This programme is NOT intended to serve only as an entry point to the field of Cyber Security. It is aimed at developing professionals who can be absorbed into Senior Cyber Security roles. Our Advanced Certificate Programme in Cyber Security is aimed at facilitating the transition of professionals to the Cyber Security field.

    What type of learning should I expect?

    The content will be a mix of asynchronous lectures from industry leaders as well as world-class faculty. Additionally, the programme comprises of some live lectures or hangout sessions dedicated to solving your academic queries and to reinforce learning.

    Is there any certification at the end of the programme?

    Post completion of the programme, an Advanced Certificate Programme in Cyber Security would be awarded by IIIT Bangalore.

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    How will my doubts/questions be addressed in the online programme?

    All academic doubts would be cleared in the following way:

     

    • Peer-to-peer discussion forum where you can post your queries and your peers/Faculty/Teaching Assistants answer your query within a day.
    • Q&A session with the faculty to get clarifications on conceptual doubts.

    Refund Policy/Financials

    Is there any deferral or refund policy for this programme?

    Refund Policy: (Programmes without prep-session component)

    • Student must pay applicable caution money for the enrollment of the course. This will be adjustable against the total course fee payable by the student.
    • You can claim a refund for the amount paid towards the Program at any time, before the Program Start Date, by visiting www.upgrad.com and submitting your refund form via the "My Application" section under your profile. You can request your Admissions Counselor to help you in applying and withdrawing for a refund by sending them an email with reasons listed. There shall be no refund applicable once the programme has started. This is applicable even for those students who could not complete their payment, and could not be enrolled in the batch opted for. However, the student can avail pre-deferral as per the policy defined below for the same.
    • Once the student pays block amount, "any" refund shall be subject to deduction of ₹10,000 processing charges.
    • Student has to pay the full fee within 7 days of payment of caution money or cohort start date, whichever is earlier, otherwise, the admission letter will be rescinded and processing fee of ₹10,000 will be levied.
    • Refund shall be processed to an eligible student within 30 working days from the date of receipt of written application from him/her in this regard.

     

    Deferral Policy: (Post Programme Commencement)

    • If a student is facing severe issues in dedicating time to the course, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch.
    • A student can request for deferral only once and from the start date of the initial batch in which the student was originally enrolled for.
    • The student will be required to pay a deferral fees of 10% of the total course amount fee + Taxes if any along with the differential programme fees between the two cohorts.
    • The deferral request will be approved once the deferral fee is paid.
    • Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort.
    • The student has 7 days (including holidays and weekends) from the date of deferral request to make the payment of the deferral fee post which the deferral request will expire, and the student will continue as part of the current cohort.
    • If the student completes the deferral payment, the student's login will be disabled, the student will leave the deferred cohort and the student will start learning on the new cohort from the point of the last assignment that was graded in the deferred cohort. All grades and progress until that point will be carried forward as it is to the new cohort. For clarification, the grades of the graded assignments will be carried forward, whether or not the student had submitted these grading during the initial stage.
    • The deferral can only be requested during the batch for which the student has enrolled is ongoing. Once the batch has completed, deferral requests shall not be entertained. For clarification, the batch completion here shall mean the "last grace deadline" as communicated by upGrad.

     

    Deferral Policy: (Pre Programme Commencement)

    • If a student, due to unavoidable circumstances, is unable to commence with the cohort and requests for a deferral before the cohort starts, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another cohort.
    • To do so, the student will be required to pay 50% of the total Programme fee amount (inclusive of taxes) before the deferral can be approved. Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort.
    • A student can request for deferral to any of the cohorts starting in the next 3 months from the start date of the initial batch in which the student was originally enrolled for. For the first deferral request, subject to point no. 2 of the Pre-Programme Deferral Policy, no additional charges shall be levied.
    • If a student wants to defer his enrolment a second time, such student will have to make an additional payment of Rs.10,000 as Deferral fee, and this amount shall be non-refundable under any circumstances. Once this payment is done, students will be eligible to defer to any of the cohort starting in the next 3 months from the current cohort.
    • The student has time till the current cohort launch date to make the payment of the balance 50% Program fee, post which the deferral request will expire. Once the deferral window expires and if such a student wants to withdraw his or her enrolment from the said Programme, the refund policy will be applicable.
    • The student shall be liable to pay the differential Programme fees between the two cohorts if any.

    Which banks allow using 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?

    No cost EMI is available on credit cards from all major banks (American Express, Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank, Yes Bank).

    Will I have to pay any extra amount for the EMI transaction?

    If you are availing 0% credit card EMI, upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions. Your bank may levy GST or other taxes on the interest component of the EMI.

    Are there any fees or down payment?

    Certain banks charge nominal processing fees between INR 99 - 500 on 0% Credit Card EMI transaction. If charged will be billed in the first repayment installment.

    Can I use my International credit card for 0% credit EMI or Credit Card EMI?

    Only the Indian bank Credit cards can be used. But you can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions, this will be purely between you and your bank.

    Are there any charges in case I opt for cancellation/refund from the course after paying balance with no cost EMI?

    Yes, there will be additional charges to the extent of interest paid by the upGrad to the bank, you will be refunded only Principal amount, i.e. the amount actually deducted/blocked from your card. This deduction will be in addition to the amount mentioned in the refund policy shared with your offer letter.

    How can I opt for Credit card EMI if my bank is not listed in the 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?

    You can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions.

    Selection Criteria

    What are the minimum qualifications required to apply for the programme?

    Bachelor’s Degree with 50% or equivalent passing marks. Prior coding knowledge recommended.

    What is the selection process for this programme?

    Selection Test

    Fill out an application and take a short 20-minute online test with questions

     

    Review and Shortlisting of Suitable Candidates

    Our faculty will review all applications, consider the educational and professional background of an applicant and review the test scores wherever applicable. Following this, offer letters will be rolled out so you are assured a great peer group to learn and network with.

     

    Enrollment for Access to Prep Content

    Make a quick block payment & receive immediate access to the prep content and begin your upGrad journey. (Loan assistance available if required)

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