Intro to Cybersecurity (free/public/self-paced)

West Michigan Center for Arts+Technology (WMCAT)



Today’s interconnected world makes everyone more susceptible to cyber-attacks. With billions of devices now online, new threats pop-up every second. Whether you’re attracted to the relativity new world of cybersecurity as a profession, or just interested in protecting yourself online and on social media, this introductory course is the answer. It explores cyber trends and threats within the broader context of cybersecurity in a way that will matter to YOU. You’ll learn how to protect your personal privacy online while gaining additional insight on the challenges companies, and governmental and educational institutions face today.

You'll learn these core skills:

  • Learn what cybersecurity is and its potential impact to you.
  • Understand the most common threats, attacks, and vulnerabilities.
  • Gain insights for how businesses protect their operations from attacks.
  • Find the latest job trends and why cybersecurity continues to grow.

Cost: FREE
Level: Beginning
Duration: 15 hours
Delivery: Online self-paced

Prerequisite(s): None
Prepares you for a professional certification: No
Receive a certificate of completion: Upon request

Languages: English, Español, Français, Deutsch, Italiano, Português - Brasileiro, Português - Português, Polski, Nederlands, Bahasa Indonesia, Pусский, Український, қазақ тілі,  العربية‫, עברית, 中文(简体), 日本語

Course Details


Introduction to Cybersecurity (English - 2.11)

05 Nov 2020 - 05 Nov 2021

Cyber Hub at WMCAT

The introductory course for those who want to explore the world of cybersecurity. Learn how to protect your personal data and privacy online (and on social media) and why more and more IT jobs require cybersecurity awareness and understanding.

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