Study 10 hrs/week and complete in 6 mo.
Cybersecurity attacks are increasing in frequency and complexity, and demand for qualified security engineers is soaring; according to the Global Information Security Workforce Study, there will be 1.8 million open cybersecurity jobs by 2022. In this program, you’ll learn job-ready skills from security engineers and industry leaders. Enroll today to bring an informed security mindset to your software development work, or to launch a career as a security engineer.
“We need to build more cybersecurity expertise everywhere to meet the growing demand for security skills. I’m glad to see Udacity’s work on their Cybersecurity Nanodegree program, particularly the input from the technology industry. I wish I had this type of program available when I was starting my career in security.”— Aanchal Gupta, Director of Security, Facebook
Build cybersecurity expertise with curriculum built in collaboration with Chronicle, Alphabet's X cybersecurity moonshot, and learn with security experts from Facebook, Microsoft, VMware, and Visa.
Acquire the most in-demand skills, learn to apply them to real-world security challenges, and build a job-ready portfolio to demonstrate your security mindset and experience.
Pursue an efficient and effective learning path with the support of dedicated mentors, and draw on the energy, experience, and contributions of your learning community.
Work with experienced career professionals to improve your job search, and impress recruiters. Get feedback on your LinkedIn and GitHub profiles, and grow your professional brand.
This program was built in collaboration with Chronicle, Alphabet's X cybersecurity moonshot and features the contributions of top experts working in the field of cybersecurity. You’ll gain valuable real-world experience as you leverage cutting-edge tools to address complex security challenges. The skills you learn in this program will prepare you for a wide range of security engineering jobs.Designed to prepare you for career success in cybersecurity.
Work with experienced career professionals to improve your job search, and impress recruiters. Get valuable feedback on your LinkedIn profile and your professional brand.Work with career professionals to impress recruiters.
40,000+ highly-skilled grads make up your new career community. Ready to collaborate, share referrals, or hire your own team? The Udacity Alumni Network is here for you!Connect with our global community to grow your career.
Create your professional portfolio with Udacity and open up a world of opportunities. Our hiring partners are eager to meet you.Create your portfolio and open up a world of opportunities.
Richard is a Course Developer with a passion for teaching. He has a degree in computer science, and first worked for a nonprofit doing everything from front-end web development, to backend programming, to database and server management.
Nidhi has a Ph.D. in CS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY. Her research focused on threat and attack detection using Graph Analytics and Machine Learning. She has previously held engineering roles in wireless networks at Verizon and GE.
Julia is an experienced educator and engineering specialist, with a research background in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence. She is currently a content developer for the Udacity Cybersecurity Nanodegree program.
Kyle has an extensive software engineering background, and has previously built projects for Udacity’s Robotics and Self Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree Programs.
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Acquire the foundational skills you’ll need to advance a cybersecurity career.
Focus on monitoring and responding to security issues as they arise.
The number and complexity of cyber attacks are increasing but there are very few defenders. Some estimates project there will be 1.8 million open cybersecurity jobs by 2022! (source: Global Information Security Workforce Study)
Our goal with this program is to ensure you gain a breadth of knowledge in the most important cybersecurity skills, and graduate fully qualified to land rewarding jobs in the field. To that end, we built this program with working security engineers who help us ensure you're learning the most relevant, applicable, and valuable skills. Additionally, we've worked with leaders from companies of all sizes to make certain the skills included in the program are the ones hiring managers and recruiters are looking for in their job candidates.
In this Nanodegree program, you’ll complete real-world projects designed by industry experts, covering a broad range of topics, from cloud infrastructure security and application security, to monitoring and incident response. You’ll absorb critical cloud-native security concepts to advance your career as a security engineer, or to become a more security-minded software engineer.
In this program, you'll acquire the skills necessary to pursue roles such as Security Engineer and Cloud Security Engineer. You'll also learn to develop a security mindset, and this, combined with the skills you learn, enables you to become a more security-minded engineer, focused on forging new security solutions and building secure products
Whether you want to advance a career in cybersecurity, add security skills to your existing tool kit, or simply learn modern cloud-native cybersecurity skills and tools, this program provides you the opportunity to develop fluency with all the most valuable and in-demand skills, tools, and techniques. Graduates of this program will be ready to land jobs as security engineers, as well as integrate new security techniques and concepts into their existing roles.
No. This Nanodegree program accepts all applicants regardless of experience and specific background.
To optimize your success in this program, we’ve created a list of prerequisites and recommendations to help you prepare for the curriculum. Prior to enrolling, you should have the following knowledge:
Students will need to be able to communicate fluently and professionally in written and spoken English.
The Cybersecurity Nanodegree program is composed of two (2) three (3)-month terms. Students must complete both terms and all projects to graduate from the Nanodegree program.
Each project will be reviewed by the Udacity reviewer network and platform. Feedback will be provided and if you do not pass the project, you will be asked to resubmit the project until it passes.
Please see the Udacity Nanodegree program FAQs found here for policies on enrollment in our programs.
The full program consists of 2 (two) 3 (three)-month long terms at a cost of USD $999 per term, for a total program cost of USD $1998.
Payment is due before the term begins.
For this Nanodegree program you will need a computer and a good internet connection.