Online course on Certified Cyber Warrior V3.0 from IIT Madras Digital Skills Academy

Desirous of learning tricks and tools to prevent cyber-attacks and thus prevent cyber adversaries from harming your organization's IT environment? Learn here about the Certified Cyber Warrior V3.0, a 14-week long online course from IIT Madras Digital Skills Academy that trains you on various skills in winning battles against cyber adversaries.

With increasing internet connectivity and the usage of various web-based services, organizations all over the world are facing increasing threats from cybercriminals and adversaries. Of late, there have been many instances, where organizations and individuals alike, have lost sensitive information to criminals on the prowl on the World Wide Web. No more do simple firewalls and antivirus software provide adequate security against the various threats and data breaches that you or your organization's systems face at regular intervals. It is thus important for every IT organization to have in its roll, experts, who can provide safety and security on the cyber front. An online course in Certified Cyber Warrior V3.0 is thus of great importance for those passionate about the field.

About the program

Certified Cyber Warrior V3.0, an online certification course, is being offered by the Digital Skills Academy, an initiative by the Center for Continuing Education (CCE), IIT Madras and the National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM). The Digital Skills Academy at IIT Madras specializes in offering various such programs that are delivered online to participating students. The program on cybersecurity has been specially chosen by IIT Madras because it is one of the ten emerging technologies that are going to revolutionize the digital world in a big way. Among the ten, a few other technologies in the limelight are Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Cloud Computing, the Internet of Things, 3D Printing and Virtual Reality.

Developed by academicians from leading IITs and NITs, the Certified Cyber Warrior V3.0 program envisages both theoretical and hands-on learning aspects that help participants in getting absorbed by the IT industry soon after their course completion. Through this program, the participants will be learning all those tips and tricks that are essential to ward off threats on the cyber front. The duration of the program is 14 weeks. The total hours of teaching will be 120 hours. The online lectures will be taken by Professor V. Kamakoti of IIT Madras and guest faculties from other IITs as well as industry professionals. The program content will be in both video and text format. The online platform for the course has been provided by NPTEL (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning), which in itself is a joint initiative of the IITs and IISc Bangalore.

Eligibility Criteria

Following category of candidates are eligible for the course:
  • Graduates or diploma holders of 10+2+3 pattern having passed from a recognized university or institution in any discipline.

  • Candidates from overseas too can apply for the course, on condition that they have completed their graduation from a recognized institution of that country.

Though not mandatory, it helps if the candidates have a basic understanding of some aspects of network security.

Selection Process

Selection of the participants will be done based on the educational qualification of the candidates on a first-come-first-served basis.

Course fee

The entire program fee, including, taxes are INR 141,600/-.

Different modules to be covered in the course

Following are the modules or topics that will be covered in the Certified Cyber Warrior course:

  • Introduction to cybersecurity
  • Digital Forensics, IT & Cyber Law
  • Cryptography, physical security and its importance
  • Governance & compliance, cyber risk and cyber insurance best practices
  • Network security - the corporate culture, offensive security - hackers mind
  • Mobile security - common man vulnerability, cloud security - the global problem
  • Dark web and deep web - does it really exist
  • Risk management – its importance
  • Security operation centre - need of the hour
  • Application security - every organization's real problem
  • Cyber security design, resilience and best practices
  • Malware analysis
  • 20 critical security components
  • Incident management

At the end of the course, there will be a 3 day 30 hours boot camp at the IIT Madras campus. At the boot camp, participants will get hands-on experience in some state of the art security tools.

How to apply

To apply for the online Certified Cyber Warrior V3.0 course, visit the IIT Madras Digital Skills Academy website. After reaching the concerned course page, click on the 'Enroll' button given at the bottom of the page. You will be directed to an online registration form, where you will have to fill in all the necessary details, including communication address, mobile number, Aadhaar number and PAN number. At the same time, the applicants will have to upload the scanned copies of his/her Passport Size Photo, PAN Card, Aadhaar Card and Degree Certificate. The size of the scanned documents should be less than 2MB. There is no application fee for registering for this program.

Certificate of Completion

On successful completion of the program, the participants will be awarded a Certificate of Completion by IIT Madras.

Few other programs by Digital Skills Academy

Some of the other online courses being offered by IIT Madras Digital Skills Academy are as follows:

  • Certified Cyber Engineer - Computer & Network Security
  • Programme On Equity Derivatives
  • Programme In Digital Banking
  • Programme In Know Your Bank And Finance
  • Certified Professional In Advanced Programming
  • Certified Professional In Programming
  • Python Course On Multiple Languages

All the above programs range from 4 to 12 weeks. The details of the program and their schedule can be obtained by visiting the IIT Madras Digital Skills Academy website.

For queries and clarifications

Aspiring candidates can reach out to

Digital Skills Academy,
IIT Madras, Chennai – 600036
Phone: 044 2257 4914 (Monday - Friday 9:30 am to 5:30 pm)
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Author: Umesh27 Dec 2020 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 2

Today we are living in the digital world and sailing in our small boats in the ocean of the internet and anytime a small cyber storm can make our lives miserable and we lose our information to the cybercriminals and get affected adversely by that. There are big organisations which cannot afford such offences on the web and definitely require cyber sleuths to protect their business from the intruders on the internet. The IT technology is there but it has its own weak points through which evil elements can enter in the system and make chaos.
In this situation, such courses will have a demand for cyber professionals. It is not only interesting but challenging also and promises a bright career in the coming times.

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