202101 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)

Credentials Earned

  • Certificate of Completion
  • Digital Badge

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)
  • An up-to-date web browser (Google Chrome is recommended)

Software/Applications Used in Lab Exercises

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


Course Details

202101 Cybersecurity Essentials

Cybersecurity Essentials (English - 1.12)

18 Jan - 03 May 2021

Larysa Essex, Karen Tannis, Marni Tam

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