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Cybersecurity Essentials

By Cisco Networking Academy


Learn the basics needed to fight cybercrime

A single breach can have huge consequences for a company’s ability to function, hurting the bottom line and causing disruption in the daily lives of millions of people. This 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 role professionally. Recommended for students planning to study for the Cisco CCNA R&S, CCNA Cyber Ops or Cisco CCNA Security Certifications. Prerequisite Introduction to Cybersecurity or equivalent knowledge recommended.

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