Can I take the courses out of sequence/out of order? Do I have to meet the prerequisites listed?
For the four RITx Cybersecurity Courses (CYBER501x, CYBER02x, CYBER503x, CYBER504x), we do recommend completing the listed prerequisites or ensuring equivalent understanding of the knowledge of the prerequisites in order to be successful in the course work. However, there is nothing that prohibits you from taking the courses out of sequence. You can also take courses concurrently (at the same time), depending on the offering schedule. If you take the courses out of order, you will notice references to topics covered in the previous courses as we do build on concepts from course to course. View the edX About pages for each course (linked below) for details on prerequisites.
For the CYBER525 Cybersecurity Capstone, you can only take this capstone on the verified track if you have passed the four RITx Cybersecurity courses (with a 80% or higher) on the verified track. If you do not meet the eligibility criteria, we recommend enrolling in a later session of the capstone..
NOTE: You are welcome to enroll in the capstone while you are still finishing up one or more of the courses (or while you are waiting for your final grade in one or more of the courses). We will verify if you meet the criteria or not at the appropriate time closer to the capstone start date. Please only enroll in the capstone if you are close to completion of the four courses on the verified track
What is the recommended sequence of courses?
For the best learning experience, we recommend completing the four RITx Cybersecurity Courses in the following order:
- CYBER501x Cybersecurity Fundamentals
- CYBER502x Computer Forensics
- CYBER503x Cybersecurity Risk Management
- CYBER504x Network Security
You can only take the CYBER525x Cybersecurity Capstone on the verified track after you have completed the four courses on the verified track with a 80% or higher.