Cybersecurity Essentials

Buckinghamshire Council-Buckinghamshire Libraries



Cybersecurity Essentials

Welcome to Buckinghamshire Libraries

In partnership with Cisco Netacad we offer a flexible way of learning at a time and a location that suits you, providing self-paced introductory courses which enable you to take your first steps on your path to becoming an IT professional.

You can join Buckinghamshire Libraries for free and access a wide range of digital and print resources. Every library has free wi-fi, and members of the library have an hour’s free computer use every day.

To enroll yourself in the course fill in your email address and submit. Then proceed with registration in Cisco Networking Academy.

Course summary

The Cybersecurity Essentials course develops 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.

•Get immediate feedback on your work through built-in quizzes and tests.

•Connect with the global Cisco Networking Academy community.


Career Pathway

The demand for cybersecurity experts has grown 3 times faster than any other IT job role, and training a cybersecurity workforce is a priority of many governments. From confidential company data to personal information, more connections make data more vulnerable to attacks, increasing the demand for professionals with cybersecurity skills.

  • Duration: 30 hours
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Language: English

Where can you complete this course?

On a library computer

On your own device using library wi-fi

Over the Internet from home


Course Details

Cybersecurity Essentials

Cybersecurity Essentials (English - 1.13)

31 Aug 2023 - 30 Aug 2024

Buckinghamshire Libraries Buckinghamshire Libraries

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

Enroll now