Micromaster Programs

Program overview:

The Micromaster program in Cybersecurity Forensics is a comprehensive 9-month part-time program, delivered in a flexible blended learning format, with a specialized focus on Cybersecurity governance, risk, and compliance. This program integrates high-quality online courses and certifications from renowned institutions such as IBM and EC-Council. Additionally, participants benefit from dynamic instructor-led sessions that not only delve deeper into online content but also include immersive elements such as in-depth case studies, hands-on practice labs, and technical demonstrations. Participants who complete this program will master cybersecurity fundamentals, regulatory and governance frameworks, risk management, incident response and management, security auditing and assurance, ethical and legal considerations, and management and leadership skills. Program participants who successfully complete the Micromaster program will receive:
  • An “IBM Cybersecurity Analyst Certificate” from IBM.
  • A certificate of completion of the EC-Council Course on “Digital Forensics Essentials”
  • A MUST University – GTC Micromaster in Cybersecurity Governance and Compliance.

Program details:


Starts: March 16

9 months. Advanced students can finish in 7 months.
6-8 hours a week: 3-4 hours of online self-paced study and 3-4 hours of instructor-led sessions.

LanguageFrench and English
Delivery model

  Sessions alternate between online material and practice sessions and project work.
 Hybrid delivery using online resources for self-pace learning (Coursera, EC-Council, MUST-authored content) followed by instructor-led practice sessions either on-campus or online.

Registration deadlineMarch 10.
LocationMUST University, Lac3, Tunis.
Cost4900 TND for local participants.
3000 USD for international participants.

Program topics:

  • Introduction to Cybersecurity Tools & Cyber Attacks.
  • Cybersecurity Roles, Processes & Operating System Security.
  • Cybersecurity Compliance Framework & System Administration.
  • Network Security & Database Vulnerabilities.
  • Penetration Testing, Incident Response and Forensics.
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence.
  • Cybersecurity Capstone: Breach Response Case Studies.
  • IBM Cybersecurity Analyst Assessment.
  • EC-Council Digital Forensics Essentials

Our Instructor(s):

In addition to the instructors from IBM and EC-Council delivering the online courses, our instructor-led sessions are given by world-renowned experts in the field.
Dr. Mohamed HamdiDr (PhD, habilitation) is the founding director of Elgazala Innovation Center where he leads the supervision of innovative startup projects. He co-authored more than 150 scientific publications published in international journals and conferences. He was the chair of the ‘Cloud security’ industry forum in the IEEE ICC’12 conference (Ottawa, Canada). He has also chaired and co-chaired international conferences and special issues in international conferences including the ‘Trust, Security, and Privacy’ symposium in the IEEE IWCMC 2012 conference and for the special issue on ‘Web Services in Multimedia Communication’ for the journal on Advances in Multimedia. He presented multiple tutorials and invited speeches in international conferences such as the GEOSS Forum (Globecom 2011). In addition, Dr. Hamdi has been invited at the ITU World Telecom conference to serve as a panellist in a forum on the security of social networks. He also passed prestigious professional certifications including the CISSP and the CISCO Security certifications. He is conducting research activities in the areas of cloud security and assurance, Internet of things, and security incident handling. Between 2001 and 2005, he worked for the National Digital Certification Agency (Tunisia) where he was the leader of the security risk management team.


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