New on the Coursera platform this program doesn’t require previous experience or education and it takes just six months for beginner-level learners to get hands-on practice in Microsoft Azure, network security, cloud computing security, computer security incident management and threat mitigation with professional-level training from Microsoft.
By completing this course, and gaining a certificate from Coursera, learners will be ready to take the SC-900: Microsoft Security Compliance and Identity Fundamentals Exam.
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There is already a shortage of cybersecurity analysts and the US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment of information security analysts will grow 33% from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. The growing demand can be attributed to the twin factors of having more data to protect and the increasing sophistication of cyberattacks and Microsoft can be seen as playing catch-up as IBM and Google already have Professional Certificates on Coursera in an attempt to fill the skills gap.
The Microsoft Cybersecurity Analyst Professional Certificate is billed as a 6 month program, the same as Google’s. However, the Microsoft course requires 10 hours or effort per week compared to only 7 hours for Google’s. The IBM program is 4 months at 10 hours per week.
By following the course learners will:
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