201912 Cybersecurity Essentials

Toronto Public Library



This 30-hour course develops foundational understanding of cybersecurity and how it relates to information and network security. It introduces the characteristics of cyber crime, security principles, technologies, and procedures to defend networks. Learners build technical and professional skills through interactive multimedia content, lab activities, and multi-industry case studies.


Introduction to Cybersecurity (recommended)

Letter of Completion


Minimum System Requirement

  • Laptop or desktop running Windows, Mac or Linux operating system with a minimum of 2 GB of RAM and 8 GB of free disk space (smartphones and tablets are not currently supported)
  • Web browser (Chrome 50+, Safari 8.0+, Firefox 43+ or IE 10+)

Softwares/Applications Used in Lab Exercises

  • Ubuntu on Virtual Machine (VMware player or Virtual Box)
  • Packet Tracer

Course Details

201912 Cybersecurity Essentials

Cybersecurity Essentials (English - 1.10)

23 Dec 2019 - 12 Apr 2020

Larysa Essex, Karen Tannis, Marni Tam

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