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Students

8,700+

Blended Format

26 Months (8 Months Online + 18 Months on-campus in JWU, Providence, RI, USA)

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Student/Faculty Ratio

15:1

Accreditation

NECHE

(incl. taxes) Program fee

INR 4,00,000

in degree cost

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12-15 hrs/week during online

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    About the Program

    Blended Program

    Blended Program

    Study 8 Months online with IIITB and upGrad, 18 Months at JWU Providence, RI USA

    Student Support

    Student Support

    You can write to us via studentsupport@upgrad.com Or for urgent queries, use the "Talk to Us" option on the Learn platform

    End-to-end counseling and visa support

    End-to-end counseling and visa support

    The upGrad team will help you with application to JWU, securing confirmed offer letter & support with USA visa application.

    Program Overview

    Key Highlights

    Dual certification - IIIT Bangalore as well as Johnson and Wales University
    Dual certification - IIIT Bangalore as well as Johnson and Wales University
    World Class Faculty Members & Industry Experts
    World Class Faculty Members & Industry Experts
    Eligible to apply for upto 36-months STEM OPT after graduation
    Eligible to apply for upto 36-months STEM OPT after graduation
    Career Essential Soft Skills Program
    Career Essential Soft Skills Program
    Timely Doubt Resolution
    Timely Doubt Resolution
    Online Sessions + Live Lectures
    Online Sessions + Live Lectures
    96.8% Career Outcomes (For an explanation of the career outcomes rate and other information, visit JWU Student Consumer Information)
    96.8% Career Outcomes (For an explanation of the career outcomes rate and other information, visit JWU Student Consumer Information)
    In-built IELTS prep to be provided by upGrad
    In-built IELTS prep to be provided by upGrad
    University-wide ranking in The Wall Street Journal Times Higher Education 2022 College Ranking
    University-wide ranking in The Wall Street Journal Times Higher Education 2022 College Ranking
    Providence, Rhode Island campus ranking in U.S. News & World Report's Regional North's Best Colleges Overall and Top Performers on Social Mobility in 2022
    Providence, Rhode Island campus ranking in U.S. News & World Report's Regional North's Best Colleges Overall and Top Performers on Social Mobility in 2022

    “Our aim is simple: We strive to create high-impact, hands-on experiences that prepare students for meaningful and productive careers.” - Ronnie Screwvala, Co-Founder, upGrad

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    Top Subjects You Will Learn

    Application Security, Data Secrecy, Cryptography, Network Seview more

    Job Opportunity

    Security Analyst, Information Security Analyst, Systems Analview more

    Who Is This Program For?

    IT and Technology Professionals, Project Leads and Managers view more

    Minimum Eligibility

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    Applicants must have scored 65% in t
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    Syllabus

    Best-in-class content by leading faculty and industry leaders in the form of videos, cases, and projects.

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    Certificate

    Advanced Certificate Program 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.
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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

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        Regular live sessions by experts to clarify concept related doubt
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            Q&A Forum

            Q&A Forum
            Peer-to-peer discussion forum where you can post your queries and your peers/faculty/teaching assistants answer your queries within a day. Regular Q&A sessions with faculty to get clarification on conceptual doubts.

              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 (Year 1)

              2 weeks
              • Programing Language Fundamentals (Python)
              • Internet & Networking Basics(Optional)

              Information Security and Applied Cryptography (Year 1)

              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 (Year 1)

              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 (Year 1)

              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 (Year 1)

              4 weeks
              • Capstone Project

              Cybersecurity Core Courses, JWU (Year 2)

              • Legal and Ethical Principles in IT
              • Digital/Computer Forensics and Investigation
              • Statistical Methods
              • Research and Inquiry

              Required Focus Courses, JWU (Year 2)

              • Principles of Programming
              • Software Security Testing
              • Securing Virtualized and Cloud Infrastructures
              • Advanced Network Intrusion Detection and Analysis

              Career Capstone Course, JWU (Year 2)

              • Information Security & Assurance Capstone Research Project

              List of Waived off Courses

              • Foundations of Information Security Management
              • Network Security and Cryptography
              • Hacking Countermeasures and Techniques

              Industry Projects

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

              Instructors

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

              Admission Process

              There are 3 simple steps in the Admission Process which is detailed below:

              Program Fees (Online) -

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              JWU, Providence, RI, USA (On-Campus) - USD 20,898 (Indicative Tuition Fee)

              Indicative Living Cost per annum in USA is USD 20,144 (Fees are subject to change depending upon intakes and admission year. For more details please refer to the FAQs section)

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              Frequently Asked Questions

              COURSE CURRICULUM

              What is the MS in Cybersecurity with upGrad?

              The MS in Cybersecurity is an engaging yet rigorous 8 months online and 18-months on-campus program designed for students to develop practical knowledge and skills, establish a professional network and accelerate entry into cyber security careers. The student as part of this program will receive dual certification, an Advanced Certificate Program in Cyber Security from IIITB and a Master's degree from Johnson & Wales University, USA.

              What type of learning experience should I expect?

              The content will be a mix of interactive lectures from industry leaders as well as world-renowned faculty. Additionally, the Program comprises live lectures or hangout sessions dedicated to solving your academic queries and reinforcing your learning. On-campus curriculum is focused on classroom teaching as well as a capstone project in the last semester.

              Is there any certification at the end of the program?

              Post successful completion of the program, an Advanced Certificate Program in Cyber Security would be granted from IIIT Bangalore and an MS Information Security/ Assurance from JWU, USA.

              ABOUT PARTNER UNIVERSITY

              Will I be supported for TOEFL/IELTS/PTE or other English language exams during this program?

              Yes, upGrad will help you prepare for the English proficiency test to establish your current English proficiency to be eligible for the Master's program in the USA.

              When will I go to Johnson & Wales University, USA?

              Johnson & Wales University will have 2 intakes for students coming through this route. The first intake of the year will be Jan (winter) intake and the second intake of the year will be the August (Fall) intake. Though the application process for Johnson & Wales University will start during the IIITB online program, you will be able to go to Johnson & Wales University in the nearest intake which is atleast 3 months away from completion of your IIITB program.

              When will I get Offer Letter from Johnson & Wales University?

              upGrad will apply for you in Johnson & Wales University once all the documents are provided by you (as given in the offer letter issued to you by upGrad). Apart from the documents mentioned in the offer letter of Johnson & Wales University, you will have to give proof of English proficiency for application of admission in Johnson & Wales University. upGrad will support you to get your English proficiency scores within 3 months of the start of the batch to accelerate this process.

              Is JWU accredited?

              JWU is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE). The nation's oldest regional accrediting association, NECHE accredits educational institutions internationally. This accreditation encompasses the university's two campuses.

              How will JWU help in finding internships and job opportunities after I complete a course?

              A team of Career Advisors offers one-on-one and group sessions on career development topics, including resume writing, interview preparation, and labour market information research.

              Can international students work to pay for their educational expenses?

              Although there are a limited number of part-time, on-campus jobs for international students, the income from these jobs is only sufficient to provide “pocket money”; you will not earn enough income to pay for a significant portion of your educational expenses. The U.S. government prohibits international students from working outside the University.

              ADMISSIONS

              How do I know if the program is right for me?

              If you are interested in learning about how to secure IT systems and prevent data breaches, you are certainly cut out for an MS in Cybersecurity program. Additionally, the 26-month course is ideal for those who wish to stay ahead of hackers and possess the ability to apply information security solutions across varied scenarios. 

              My current role does not include exposure to data. Does it make sense for me to opt for this program?

              Anybody who works in technology and is engaged in building an application should know the nuances of cybersecurity. It is only wise to think about security and train oneself for dealing with cyber threats. Professionals with education in cybersecurity are needed in almost all industries. 

              What is the application process for the program and what are the timelines?

              You can start the application process by submitting the application. Applications have already started for the next cohort.

              What is the selection process for this program?

              To pursue the program, aspirants need to fill out an application form and take a short 20-minute online test. It is also critical for the applicants to at least have a 55% score in class 10th, 12th and graduation. The process moves forward with our faculty reviewing the form and sending an offer letter to selected applicants. The shortlisted learners need to then block seats by paying the required amount.

              Is there any minimum educational qualification required to take this program?

              To be eligible for the program, the following criteria need to be fulfilled: 

               

              For IIITB: 

              •Applicants must have scored 65% in their class 10th, 12th, BEngg/BTech/BSc in Computer Science/ IT or BCA. Maximum backlogs (ATKTs) accepted will be 10.

               

              For JWU, Providence, RI, USA -

              • An aggregate score of 3.0 CGPA and above in the Advanced Certificate Program in Cybersecurity with a minimum of 3.0 GPA in each course.

              • TOEFL of >= 80 or IELTS of >= 6.5 or Duolingo >= 110

              TIME COMMITMENT

              What is the time commitment expected for the Program?

              Upto 12-15 Hours/Week of time commitment is expected to be able to graduate from the program.

              How will my doubts/questions be addressed in an Online Program?

              Our Student Support Team is available to resolve your non-academic queries.

              You can write to us via studentsupport@upgrad.com or for urgent queries use the " Talk to Us" option on the learn platform.

              Additionally, an upGrad buddy will enhance the learners’ experience by engaging with them to ensure they are on track with upcoming deadlines, submissions, offer guidance, and resolve their non-academic queries.

              VISA

              Will upGrad help me in writing Academic and Visa SOP?

               Yes, upGrad will help with your Academic and Visa SOP and will also organize training on how to write a good SOP.

              How much are living expenses for a year in the USA?

              Living expenses in the USA for international students are approximately USD 20,144

              What are the minimum funds requirements for an I-20 request?

              The I20 fund's requirements for JWU is USD 41,042*

               

              • Tuition Fee - USD  20,898
              • Living Expenses – USD 14,822*
                • Housing costs – USD 12,212*
                • Food costs – USD 2,610*
              • Other Expenses – USD 5,322*
                • International Student Fee/Student Activity Fee – USD 1,322*
                • Books/Stationary – USD 1,500*
                • Insurance – USD 2,500*

               

               

              *Fees are subject to change depending upon intakes and admission year.

              PAYMENT

              No cost CC EMI FAQ's

              0% EMI with Finance partners /Credit card option availability will vary program wise.

              1. 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, State Bank of India, CITIBANK and HSBC)

               

              2. Is there any minimum transaction limit ?
              Yes. 50000 is the minimum.

              3. Standard Chartered Bank offers 18 or 24 months No Cost EMI ?
              No. ONLY 12 months is available irrespective of the Program enrolled.

              4. Will I have to pay any extra amount for 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.

              5. 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.

              6. 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.

              7. 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.

              8. Can I Pay Using Multiple Credit Cards ?
              Multiple cards can be used to complete the payments using Part payment option make sure to inform the learner, minimum transaction is INR 50000 to opt for 0% CC EMI E.g. Amount to be paid: 150000. I can pay using 2 Credit cards. Yes, Example :
              HDFC Card – Part payment – INR 100000
              ICICI Card – Part payment – INR 50000

              9. 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.

              10. Why is the entire amount blocked on my credit card?
              Initially your bank will block the entire amount from your available purchase limit and from your next billing cycle, you will be charged the EMI amount. As you start paying your EMI, your credit limit will be released accordingly. For example, if you have made a payment of ₹100000 on 6-months EMI and your credit limit is ₹200,000 then initially your bank will block your credit limit by ₹100000. After payment of your first month EMI of Rs.15000, the blocked amount will come down to ₹85000.

              11. Why is interest getting charged on No Cost EMI?
              Your bank will charge you interest. However, this interest charge has been provided to you as an upfront discount at the time of your payment, effectively giving you the benefit of a No cost EMI. The total amount paid during the entire EMI tenure to the bank will be equal to the amount to be paid to upGrad.

              Eg. Amount payable to upGrad: INR 405000
              Let's say Amount deducted at the time of transaction: INR 379850 (Principal amount) Bank charges interest of 12-15% per annum on INR 379850
              [Note: Interest factor is reducing rate and not Flat rate]
              EMI AMOUNT = INR 33750 x 12 = INR 405000
              Effectively, you have taken loan on 379,850 instead of 405,000

              REFUND POLICY

              Is there any deferral or refund policy for this program?

              Refund Policy: 

              1. Students must pay an applicable Caution Amount for the enrollment to the Program. This Caution Amount will be adjustable against the total Program fee payable by the student.
              2. Once the student has made a partial or full payment of Program fee, such student can claim a refund for this amount at any time before the cohort commencement date by raising a refund request through ‘My applications’ page on our website (www.upgrad.com), stating the specific reason for the refund. The refund shall be subject to a deduction of INR. 20,000/- towards processing fee. If less than INR. 20,000/- have been paid in total, students shall not be eligible for any refund in such a case.
              3. Students shall not be eligible for a refund (under any circumstances) if the refund request is raised post-program/Batch Start Date. In such a case, the student will continue to pay the EMI of his loan (if applicable), as the loan cannot be canceled. This is also applicable to students who could not complete their payment and could not get enrolled in their opted cohort. However, the student can request a Pre-Program deferral as per the policy defined below for the same.
              4. Student shall not be eligible for refund of any amount paid towards the Program in case any discrepancy is identified between your application and self-attested documents including but not limited to wrong details about your grades or any other incorrect information provided in your application.
              5. In case of a valid refund request post obtaining the loan from a third party credit facility provider, we would like to clarify that the responsibility of canceling the loan will lie with the student as upGrad is not privy to such arrangements between the student and the third party credit facility provider.
              6. If students do not provide documents as per the timeline mentioned in the offer letter, they will be deferred to the next batch but they will not be eligible for any refunds.
              7. You shall not be eligible for refund of any amount paid towards the Program in case any discrepancy is identified between your application and self-attested documents including but not limiting to wrong details about your grades or any other incorrect information provided in your application.

               Deferral Policy: (Pre- Program 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 batch.  However, if a student is deferring from his assigned cohort batch mentioned in the offer letter, the student will not be eligible for any refund post the deferral.
              • However, the student will be required to pay 50% of the total course 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 only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the batch start date of the initial batch the student enrolled for.
              • The student has time till the current cohort launch date to make the payment of the 50% program fee, post which the deferral request will expire. Once the deferral window expires and the student now asks for a refund, the above-mentioned applicable refund policy will apply.
              • The fee applicable to the deferred student will be as per prevailing fee for the batch student as opted to defer to (No additional deferral fee is required to be paid).

                Deferral Policy: (Post Program 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 to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the batch start date of the initial batch the student enrolled for.
              • The student will be required to pay deferral fees of 10% of the total course amount fee + Taxes if any along with the differential program 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 till 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 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 been 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 applicable only for International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (“IIIT Bangalore”) 
               • The first deferral request to any program offered by IIIT Bangalore (pre-program commencement or post-program commencement) shall be free for one time.

              • The Executive Post Graduate Program learners should complete the course in a maximum duration of 3 years from the initial batch start date.
              • The Advanced Certificate Program learners should complete the course in a maximum duration of 2 years from the initial batch start date.
              • The Professional Advanced Certificate Program learners should complete the course in a maximum duration of 2 years from the initial batch start date.