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Cloud security? Anyone take this?

This course looks great. Has anyone taken it?
It also covers a lot of territory so I'm curious.


  • GratGrat Posts: 293
    I could be wrong, but I think it's a brand-new course. It does say that prerequisites are "CSCI E-45a, CSCI E-45b, or the equivalent. Some web application development and/or systems administration knowledge is helpful." https://www.extension.harvard.edu/academics/courses/cloud-security/24557
  • I'm looking at taking CSCI E-49 Cloud Security in the Spring of 2019. I took CSCI 45a and CSCI 45b. I have limited development skills. Does anyone have any feedback on this course? The syllabus sounds daunting.
  • GratGrat Posts: 293
    I’d recommend that you email the instructor with any specific concerns about your dev skills. I’ve found most of the HES instructors are glad to touch base and they tend to respond quickly.
  • MCM223MCM223 Posts: 9
    If it's the one taught by Nagappan, I'd highly recommend it. It covers a lot of information and is generally done at a higher level so there's not too much nitty gritty details (meaning no RFCs, lol). I don't recall much (if any) actual development, it's mostly networking architecture. So familiarity with AWS (or other provider like Azure/GCP) is helpful, and some very light HTML/PHP. But it's mostly understanding cloud vs on-prem, vendor-specific implementations (e.g. subnets, VPC, etc.) and protocols for securing networks (TLS, IPsec, etc.)
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