Introduction to Cybersecurity

Introduction to Cybersecurity

The need for skilled cybersecurity professionals continues to grow year over year, making it a great time to enter this in-demand industry.

In this video-based learning course, you will learn fundamentals of cybersecurity such as concepts, commands, and tools from an experienced professional through lectures and follow-along demonstrations. You will also learn about cloud computing, networking, cybersecurity policy, and frameworks, as well as risk management and security auditing in a 100% online, self-paced training format.

By the completion of your course, you will have a firm understanding of cybersecurity foundations, including key concepts and best practices.

3 Months Access / 8 Course Hrs
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This self-paced course is designed to help you increase your knowledge of cybersecurity and technology fundamentals to fill knowledge gaps in your current role or pursue an entry-level career in this in-demand field. We answer questions around what cybersecurity is, what an operating system does and the most common types, cloud computing, and many other topics related to cybersecurity foundations.

You will have the opportunity to develop your foundational cybersecurity skills through hands-on demonstrations as you follow along with the instructor videos, learn time-saving tips to increase your efficiency, and establish best practices.


  1. Cybersecurity Foundations
  2. Operating Systems
  3. Windows Command Line Foundations
  4. Network Fundamentals
  5. Cloud Computing Fundamentals
  6. Cybersecurity Policy, Framework, and Guidelines
  7. Cybersecurity Audit Foundations
  8. Risk Management
  9. Penetration Testing - Demonstration



There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word Online
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

This course gives you the option of following along with the instructor on a few video-based exercises, allowing you to pause and replay until you are confident in your skillset. Should you wish to follow along, it is recommended that you have the following: Windows 10 environment, Wireshark, an AWS account (free tier), and a Windows 2016 VM (available in the AWS free tier).

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Self-Guided Course Code: T14388