Cybersecurity Essentials

Learn the fundamental principles, procedures, and practices of information and networking security.

Participation is free of charge!

Duration: 30 Hours

Computer Science Faculty at the University of Latvia

Computer Science Faculty at the University of Latvia is among the leading Computer Science academic institutions in Latvia. It’s main goals are to provide IT industry with academically highly educated experts as well as highly trained professionals that are capable of planning and implementing highly complex IT and IS systems.

The Computer Science Faculty education pyramid consist of all higher education steps: College level, Bachelor level, Master level, Doctoral level.

It also covers all fields of Computer Science: Theoretical Computer Science (CS), Information Technologies (IT), Information Systems (IS), Software Engineering (SE), Computer Engineering (CE).

University of Latvia and it’s Computer Science Faculty are also the first and largest Cisco Networking Academy in Latvia.


Course Summary

The Cybersecurity Essentials course develops foundational understanding of cybersecurity and how it relates to information and network security. The 30-hour course introduces students to characteristics of cyber crime, security principles, technologies, and procedures to defend networks. Through interactive, multimedia content, lab activities, and multi-industry case studies, students build technical and professional skills to pursue careers in cybersecurity.

  • Learn procedures to implement data confidentiality, integrity, availability and security controls on networks, servers and applications.
  • Understand security principles and how to develop security policies that comply with cybersecurity laws.
  • Apply skills through practice, using labs and Cisco Packet Tracer activities.
  • Get immediate feedback on your work through built-in quizzes and tests.
  • Connect with the global Cisco Networking Academy community.

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