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About This Micro-Credential

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This micro-credential is for people who want to learn about cybersecurity concepts such as authentication, access control, application security, vulnerabilities, risk management, basic cryptographic concepts, cloud infrastructure and cloud security.

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Skills You Will Gain

Data Security

Cloud Computing

Cloud Security


Data Protection

Data Protection and Data Security Systems

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the processes and technologies needed to secure the information infrastructure of a modern organization.
  • Understand cloud computing concepts, cloud security and best practices for building secure IT systems in the cloud.
  • Design secure cyberinfrastructure applying security principles.

Required Courses

  • MCY 601 - Cybersecurity Fundamentals
  • MCY 611 - Cloud Computing
  • MCY 612 - Cloud Security

Courses are offered in fully online, accelerated format


Dr. Yi Hu
Cybersecurity: Fundamentals in the Cloud, First semester offered: Fall 2021


Northern Kentucky University
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