Build on the defensive skills and experience you gained in Cyber Security: Immediate Immersion. The course is designed to impart a strong foundation of defensive information security skills in 11 weeks of study (approximately 25 hours per week). You'll work through 8 online real-life tasks (spending 1-2 weeks per task) in a private cloud environment with help, advice and feedback from a knowledgeable mentor as well as extensive online learning resources.

In this course, you'll learn how to:

  • Analyze network traffic
  • Analyze network and system logs using a security information and event monitoring system (SIEM)
  • Cross-correlate log information and network packet traffic
  • Analyze malware using online "sandboxes"
  • Compile indicators of compromise to guide forensics analysis
  • Examine a compromised host’s memory
  • Conduct a forensic disk examination
  • Report appropriately to technical and non-technical stakeholders

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be prepared for an entry-level career as a security operations center analyst or digital forensics analyst.

Academic Units
Section Number
Instruction Method
Online class

Section Notes

This online course begins on April 12, 2021 and ends June 28, 2021.  Enrollments are accepted through April 5, 2021.  This course is delivered through Socratic Arts online platform and is part of a three-course program.  Students must have successfully completed the Cyber Security: Immediate Immersion course prior to enrolling.  Refund deadline for this course is April 5, 2021. 

Access to the online course will be sent to enrolled students from Socratic Arts on the course start date. 

Enrollment Policies

Visit our Enrollment Policies page to view complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers.

For this program, drop requests must be made 7 days prior to the course end date.  Refunds deadline is 1 week after the course start date.


Successful completion of Cyber Security: Immediate Immersion.

Technical Requirements

To ensure your success in this online course, please review our technical requirements page.


Group Discount

Groups of three or more, enrolled at the same time with a single payment method may receive a 10% discount on each enrollment.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office to enroll your group: (530) 757-8777.

Early Enroll Discount

Enroll 14 days before the course start date to save 10% on the course fee.

Info Session Discount

Attendees of UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Information Sessions may be eligible for $100 discount on a class by entering the Coupon Code provided at the Information Session.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office, at (800) 752-0881, if you have questions about this discount.

CAAA Member Discount

Current members of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association and other UC alumni associations receive $50 off the course fee. If you don't have your association discount code contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

Capitol Corridor Rider

Capitol Corridor riders are eligible for a one-time $100 discount on a UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education course (some exceptions apply). The Discount Code is available on the UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education course page on the Capitol Corridor’s onboard Wifi system.