Short Courses

CENTR Short Courses

Short Courses

The CENTR’s short courses provide working cybersecurity professionals the opportunity to broaden their skills on an accelerated basis. Taught by Purdue’s highly ranked cybersecurity faculty, these courses are three weeks long and cover essential topics in the industry today.

Learners will meet two times a week for live virtual sessions. Once the course is successfully completed, learners will receive a certificate of completion and receive continuing education units (CEUs), or continuing professional education (CPE) credits.

The CENTR will be continually adding short courses based on industry trends, as well as what our learners are requesting, to help provide cybersecurity professionals a competitive advantage. 

Social Engineering

One of the biggest threats to cybersecurity is social engineering.

Social engineering is the use of various techniques, including deception and manipulation, to gain access or information by inducing individuals to compromise security. This course will introduce learners to the psychological principles that underlie social engineering, some of the tools commonly used in social engineering attacks, and how to prevent and mitigate social engineering attacks.

Start Date: February 1, 2021
Schedule: M & F 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (EST)
Length: 3 weeks
Cost: $600

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Digital Forensics

The identification, collection, and preservation of digital data and evidence are essential to the mitigation and prosecution of cybercrimes. This course will introduce learners to the fundamentals of digital forensics and cyber crime scene analysis, including relevant laws and regulations, international standards for forensic analysis, and methods for conducting forensic investigations.

Start Date: April 19, 2021
Schedule: M & F 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (EST)
Length: 3 weeks
Cost: $600

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Upcoming Short Courses

Cyber Crime, July 2021
Cloud Security, August 2021
Information Security Ethics, October 2021
Incident Response, November 2021

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