Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Essentials

Learn valuable security principles to defend networks.

By Cisco Networking Academy

Learn the Basics Needed to Fight Cybercrime

A single breach can have huge consequences for a company, hurting the bottom line and causing disruption in the daily lives of millions of people. That is why the demand for security professionals continues to grow. Get onboard—and develop an understanding of cybercrime, security principles, technologies, and procedures used to defend networks. Then decide whether you want to pursue an entry-level networking or security professional role. Recommended if you plan to study for CCNA or CyberOps Associate Certifications. Prerequisite Introduction to Cybersecurity or equivalent knowledge recommended.

You'll Learn These Core Skills:

  • Understand security controls for networks, servers and applications.
  • Learn valuable security principals and how to develop compliant policies.
  • Implement proper procedures for data confidentiality and availability.
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer.

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Length: 
30 hours
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Cost: 
Free*
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Level: Intermediate
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Learning Type: Instructor-led, Online self-paced
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Achievements: Badge
*Self-paced classes at NetAcad.com are free. Cost for Instructor-led classes is determined by the institution.

Coursework

Engaging learning experiences with interactive content such as practice labs, interactive activities, videos, and assessments along the way. Bring it all together and test what you learned with a final exam.

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Community

Once enrolled, you have access to student forums where you can ask questions and interact with instructors and peers. Connect & network with classmates and alumni through our Facebook or LinkedIn communities.

Proof of Completion

Verification may come as a certificate of completion, statement of attendance, or a digital learning badge depending on the course. Share on social media or your resume to tell the world of your achievement.

 

Cybersecurity Pathway

Cybersecurity professionals who can protect and defend an organization's network are in high-demand. Put your detective-like qualities to work by gaining knowledge toward a career in fighting cybercrime.

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