Enroll Today In Udacity’s New Cybersecurity Nanodegree Program

Please note: We have made changes to this curriculum since this announcement. As of January 15, 2019, a new version of our cybersecurity curriculum is available via a free course. Additional details below.

Learn modern cloud-native cybersecurity skills and advance your software career with a new course built in collaboration with Chronicle. Learn more today!

Udacity - Chronicle - Cybersecurity Nanodegree program

As of January 15, 2018, Udacity’s cybersecurity curriculum, developed in collaboration with the team at Chronicle, is available via a free course called Introduction to Cybersecurity with Chronicle. In this course, you’ll learn the foundational skills necessary to launch and advance a cybersecurity career.

To primary goal of the course is to ensure you develop demonstrable proficiency with core skills central to success in the field. This includes learning how networks handle routing, DNS, load-balancing, and more. You’ll also explore the Linux operating system, review programming and APIs, and even start building cloud infrastructure.

In addition to our core internal team, we are pleased to include Wael Ghandour, Lead Security Engineer at VMWare, as one of our course leads.

The course features seven lessons:

  1. Introduction
  2. Programming
  3. Networking
  4. Systems
  5. APIs
  6. Modern Cloud Architecture
  7. Cybersecurity Fundamentals

Through our cross-industry collaboration with Chronicle, we are creating something desperately needed in our world today—cybersecurity training that can stay ahead of the threats. Chronicle’s bleeding-edge expertise at applying planet-scale computing and analytics to security operations, combined with Udacity’s agile and dynamic learning platform, makes for a compact training opportunity that is regrettably still rare in our digital world.

The time is right for learning opportunities of this kind, and there has never been a greater need for new talent to enter this field:

“In this day and age, when our reliance on networked systems is higher than ever and the gap between talent and demand is growing faster and faster, cross-industry collaboration is critical to the future of our society. The time to address this problem is now, and this partnership with Udacity will take us one step closer to achieving our common goal.” —Mike Wiacek, Co-Founder, CSO, Chronicle

The need for qualified cybersecurity talent

As the number and complexity of cyber attacks increases around the world, demand for qualified security professionals continues to rise dramatically. The recently-released Global Information Security Workforce Study predicts that there will be 1.8 million open cybersecurity jobs by 2022, and the U.S. Department of Labor anticipates security-related job growth rates of 28% over the next decade. As striking as these numbers are, they are conservative by many estimates. Cybersecurity Ventures predicts 3.5 million cybersecurity job openings by 2021, and ISACA forecasts a global shortage of two million cybersecurity professionals by as early as next year.

No matter which forecasts come to fruition, the challenges are inescapable, and the demand is very real—the world needs trained cybersecurity professionals, and for those who possess the right skills, the opportunities are nearly limitless.

The opportunity to help the world address its security challenges, while simultaneously supporting a new generation of security talent to acquire the valuable and in-demand skills necessary to enter the field, is why we created this curriculum in the first place, and it’s why we’re here today, getting ready to open our classroom to the security professionals of the future.

If you’re ready for cybersecurity success in roles such as Security Engineer and Cloud Security Engineer, then visit Udacity today. The classroom opens soon, and the world needs you.

Introducing the Artificial Intelligence for Trading Nanodegree Program

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Learn to build financial models with real data and get hands-on experience with natural language processing, deep learning and more!

Introducing the Artificial Intelligence for Trading Nanodegree Program - Udacity

Companies are getting serious about artificial intelligence across a wide range of industries, and innovators in finance and trading have been notable early adopters. As detailed in The Wall Street Journal, “investors now have at their fingertips an expanding ocean of data about the global economy and financial data, such as changes in earnings estimates and accounts receivable.” Traders who can leverage data and technology, including artificial intelligence, are gaining significant ground accordingly:

“Quantitative hedge funds are now responsible for 27% of all U.S. stock trades by investors, up from 14% in 2013.”

It’s no surprise that talent wars are heating up in this field. One need look no further than this headline to understand that finance, and trading in particular, is entering a new era: Silicon Valley keeps losing top talent to quant hedge funds.

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Our research found that there is massive interest in learning how to build financial models for trading, particularly among data analysts, software engineers, and programmers with Python skills. This is why we’re so excited to announce our new Artificial Intelligence for Trading Nanodegree program! We’re especially pleased to have partnered with WorldQuant, a global quantitative asset management firm, to build this program, as it brings together our groundbreaking learning platform with one of the true pioneers in the quantitative trading space.

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Introducing the Udacity Blockchain Developer Nanodegree Program

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Blockchain Developer Nanodegree Program - Udacity

When it comes to thinking about opportunity in the world of blockchain, there are many ways to approach the subject. Udacity is a company committed to connecting learning to jobs, so we think first and foremost about employment opportunities. As a recent TechCrunch article put it, “Demand is off the charts for blockchain talent.” This is exactly why we’re so excited to launch our new Blockchain Developer Nanodegree program!

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