Risk Management 101 for IT Professionals: Essential Concepts

Learn the Fundamentals of Risk Management for IT and Cybersecurity Professionals

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Learn IT Risk Management Fundamentals From One of Udemy's Top IT Instructors

Are you an IT or cybersecurity professional interested in learning about IT risk management? If so, you’ve come to the right place!

In this 3-hour course, I'll show you step-by-step, the fundamentals of IT risk management, teaching you essential risk management core principles you need to know.

If you’re looking to advance or begin your career in Information Technology (IT), this course is a must because risk management is embedded in everything we do in IT.


  • 3 Hours of Lecture & Live Demonstration Videos
  • 2 Business Case Studies
  • 5 Section Quizzes
  • Edited Closed Caption Subtitles and Video Transcripts
  • Downloadable Course Videos for Offline Viewing with Udemy Mobile App
  • PDF Lectures of All Course PowerPoint Slides


  • Understanding Risk
  • Why We Need Risk Management
  • Risk Identification
  • Risk Responses and Controls
  • The Risk Register
  • Risk Monitoring and Control
  • Why Risk Management Fails

Once you complete this course, you'll understand how IT risk management works and how to utilize effective risk management in your IT department.

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Your Instructor

Alton Hardin
Alton Hardin

Alton Hardin is an educator, self-published & best-selling author, and full-time IT and Business professional with 20 years of experience, that has a fond love for teaching and helping his students excel.

He has earned two graduate degrees, an M.B.A. and M.S. in IT Network Management; moreover, he currently holds multiple IT industry certifications, including the CISSP, ITIL, Security+, Network+, Project+, eJPT, MTA, and several other certifications.

Alton has always had a fond love for teaching. As an undergraduate, he group tutored chemistry students and as a graduate student, he taught a GMAT prep course. Upon graduating from his MBA program, he began teaching as an adjunct professor for the School of Business & Public Administration at his local state university in the field of Information Systems and IT Management.

He is also the founder of MicroGrinder Poker School, an online poker school dedicated to micro stakes poker players, where he provides a wide array of free and low-cost poker resources and poker training, included poker strategy articles and poker training video series.

Course Curriculum

  Section 9: Why Risk Management Fails
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  Section 10: Conclusion & Next Steps
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