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Interesting courses on Coursera to follow


In this short article, we’d like to provide you with an overview of online courses that you, as an SSMS student could find interesting. All of these online courses are available on the online teaching platform – Coursera. Why Coursera? Well, did you know that you are allowed to complete one course per year with a guaranteed certificate for FREE as a student?

Just imagine, if you start with the first online course in year 1, then by the end of your study – you’d have already 4 additional certificates that you could add to your LinkedIn profile.

So, how does It work?

1. Open Coursera -

2. Click above: For students -

3. Enter your student e-mail

4. Confirm, and you’re ready to go!

Once you registered, you have the choice from the variety of hundreds of courses. Here, we provide you with just a couple of examples basing on the possible range of interests you, as SSMS student might have.


1. Terrorism

Understanding 9/11: Why 9/11 Happened & How Terrorism Affects Our World Today

This course is offered by the Duke University and talks about the phenomenon of modern terrorism, al Qaida ideology, the process of radicalization and policies that the US government adopted in response.

It takes approximately 13 hours to complete, and it has flexible deadlines, meaning you can restart the course whenever you want.

2. Cybersecurity

Introduction to Cybersecurity Tools and Cyber Attacks

This course is offered by IBM and provides you with all the necessary knowledge needed to understand cybersecurity. You will learn about the history of cybersecurity, get to understand the basic concepts, including the CIA Triad, access management, incident response etc. Additionally, you will learn more about the various techniques and tools used in the area of cybersecurity. I am following this course myself at the moment and very recommend it!

To complete this course, you need approximately 20 hours, the deadline is flexible.

Introduction to Cyber Security Specialization

Introduction to Cyber Security Specialization offers four main courses. You can choose one that attracts you the most, or consider following one course every year and at the end have all the certificates in the pocket. The courses are:

Introduction to Cyber Attacks – takes approx. 19 hours to complete

Cyber Attack Countermeasure – also takes 19 hours to complete

Real-Time Cyber Threat Detection and Mitigation – approx. 15 hours to complete

Enterprise and Infrastructure Security – approx. 15 hours to complete

All of these courses are offered by New York University.

3. Security Management

International Security Management Course offered by the Erasmus University Rotterdam of duration approximately 9 hours covers the topics of Open-Source Intelligence, organised crimes and illicit trade. Additionally, it allows getting insights about the international security challenges from experts from various parts of Europe.

These courses are just a couple of examples of what Coursera has to offer you as a Student for FREE. When you have time – check to find out what interest you the most!

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