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Professional Diploma in Cybersecurity Analyst


Get started in the high-growth field of cybersecurity with a professional certificate from IBM. Learn about key compliance and threat intelligence tools and topics, including network security, endpoint protection, incident response, and vulnerability assessment.


Common job titles: Junior Cybersecurity Analyst, Cybersecurity Analyst


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Duration 4 months

About this Professional Diploma

A growing number of exciting, well-paying jobs in today’s security industry do not require a college degree. This Professional Certificate will give you the technical skills to become job-ready for a Cybersecurity Analyst role. Instructional content and labs will introduce you to concepts including network security, endpoint protection, incident response, threat intelligence, penetration testing, and vulnerability assessment.

Cybersecurity is one of the most in-demand career fields.

● According to CyberSeek, from June 2019  through May 2020, there were 171,000 openings for Information Security Analysts, but only 125,000 workers are currently employed in those positions – an annual talent shortfall of 46,000 workers. On average, cybersecurity roles take 21% longer to fill than other IT jobs.

● The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects 31% hiring growth for Cybersecurity Analysts between 2019 and 2029, growing much faster than average in other careers.

You should be comfortable working with computers, be willing to develop new technical skills, and enjoy collaborative problem-solving and communicating solutions. By the end of this program, you will have completed a real-world security breach hands-on project and applied concepts through industry tool virtual labs to provide you with the confidence to start a career in cybersecurity.

Programme Highlights

When you subscribed to this programme, you will get


318 Videos


102 Reading Articles


114 Quizzes

Programme Modules


Module 1: Introduction to Cybersecurity Tools & Cyber Attacks

(History of Cybersecurity), (A brief overview of types of actors and their motives), (An overview of key security concepts), (An overview of key security tools)


Module 2: Cybersecurity Roles, Processes & Operating System Security

(People Process & Technology), (Examples & Principles of the CIA Triad), (Authentication and Access Control), (Windows Operating System Security Basics), (Linux Operating System Security Basics), (macOS Security Basics), (Overview of Virtualization) 


Module 3: Cybersecurity Compliance Framework & System Administration

(Compliance Frameworks and Industry Standards), (Client System Administration, Endpoint Protection and Patching), (Server and User Administration), (Cryptography and Compliance Pitfalls)


Module 4: Network Security & Database Vulnerabilities

(TCP/IP Framework), (Basics of IP Addressing and the OSI Model), (Introduction to Databases), (Deep Dive - Injection Vulnerability) 


Module 5: Penetration Testing, Incident Response and Forensics

(Penetration Testing), (Incident Response), (Digital Forensics), (Introduction to Scripting)


Module 6: Cyber Threat Intelligence

(Threat Intelligence), (Data Loss Prevention and Mobile Endpoint Protection), (Scanning), (Application Security and Testing), (SIEM Platforms), (Threat Hunting)


Module 7: Cybersecurity Capstone: Breach Response Case Studies

(Incident Management Response and Cyberattack Frameworks), (Phishing Scams), (Point of Sale Breach), (3rd Party Breach), (Ransomware), (Apply Your Skill - Data Breaches)


Module 8: IBM Cybersecurity Analyst Assessment

(IBM Cybersecurity Analyst Professional Certificate Assessment Exam), (

Why Enroll for Cybersecurity Analyst?

  • Develop knowledge of cybersecurity analyst tools including data protection; endpoint protection; SIEM; and systems and network fundamentals.

  • Learn about key compliance and threat intelligence topics important in today’s cybersecurity landscape.

  • Gain skills for incident responses and forensics with real-world cybersecurity case studies.

  • Get hands-on experience to develop skills via industry-specific and open-source Security tools.
Why Enrol on the Programme (1)


Of certificate grads started a new career²

175,924 Jobs Opening

There are 175,924. job openings in UX Design¹

¹Burning Glass Labor Insight Report data (median with 0-2 years experience), United States, 4/1/21-3/31/22.
²Based on Cousera learner outcome survey responses, United States, 2021.


Upon successful completion of Cybersecurity Analyst, participants will be awarded a verified

i) Professional Diploma in Cybersecurity Analyst by Mantissa College Career Academy

ii) Digital certificate by IBM

Sample Certificate