Cybersecurity Essentials

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To self-enrol on the ‘Cybersecurity Essentials’ course: please fill in your email address and submit to proceed with registration with Cisco Networking Academy. 

Course Summary:

The Cybersecurity Essentials course continues from Introduction to Cybersecuritydevelops foundational understanding of cybersecurity and how it relates to information and network security. The 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 what cybersecurity is and what it means for you personally and professionally.

  • 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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Where you can complete this course:

Cybersecurity Essentials


30+ hours



On a library computer*


On your own device using library Wi-Fi


Over the internet at home


*This course contains a lab element – Cisco Packet Tracer - which will not run over the library firewall.  The course will run on your own device using library Wi-Fi, or over the internet at home.

Course Details


Cybersecurity Essentials (English - 1.13)

02 Mar 2022 - 03 Mar 2023

Barbara Hall

Continues from Introduction to Cybersecurity; develops foundational understanding of cybersecurity and how it relates to information and network security.

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