Exploring Telecom Related Courses Online

Online learning platforms such as edX and Coursera offer top quality material from the best institutions in the world to learners all over the planet. Courses are offered for free and an additional fee allows successful participants to claim a certificate.

Four examples of cybersecurity courses that might interest telecom professionals are listed below:

  1. A professional certificate on Cybersecurity Fundamentals by IBM
  2. A micromaster’s program on Cybersecurity Fundamentals by RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology)
  3. Specialization on Introduction to Cybersecurity & Risk Management Specialization by University of California, Irvine
  4. Course on Mobile Payment Security by NYU

Micromaster’s are graduate level courses designed for further academic study or career advancement, while professional certificates and specializations are more geared towards professionals. Both edX and Coursera offer an abundance of data analytics courses, specializations and certificates at various levels from the basics all the way up to machine learning and AI. Some are academic oriented and there are even online Master’s programs offered, while others focus on giving practical solutions for immediate use in the workplace.

There are two telecom related courses on edX: one on 4G networks and one on digital networks offered by IMT (Institut Mines-Télécom).

And of course, we have saved the best for last.

RAG Learning offers free specialized courses (with an additional processing fee for those wanting a certificate) by risk, RA and fraud professionals. The courses are provided by our peers in the industry. They might be specifically designed for internal learning or a presentation given to an organization or group of colleagues. Registration and access is open to all and completely free to take.

Users of RAG Learning come from all over the world, some are new to the field, others are seasoned veterans. What they all have in common is a desire to learn something new – even if it is one new thing or a different perspective.

We would like to encourage you to register and enroll to a course. There is something to learn for everyone.

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Michael Lazarou
Michael Lazarou
Michael Lazarou manages revenue assurance and fraud at Epic, a Cypriot telco, having joined their RA function in March 2011. His background includes a double major in Computer Science and Economics, as well as an MBA. Before being lured into the exciting world of telecoms he worked as a software developer.

Michael is interested to gain a better understanding of different aspects of RA and data analysis. He shares his insights on training courses he participates in with Commsrisk. Michael's accumulated experience of online training also led him to volunteer for the role of Coordinator of the RAG Learning online education platform.