Enroll Now Free: An Intro to Cybersecurity

The demand for cybersecurity experts has grown 3.5 times faster than any other technical role

The introductory course for those who want to explore the growing industry of cybersecurity

With billions of devices now online, new threats pop-up every second, and the demand for cyber defenders will continue to explode.

Today’s interconnected world makes everyone more susceptible to cyber-attacks. Whether you’re attracted to the relativity new world of cybersecurity as a professional, or just interested in protecting yourself online and in social media, this introductory course is the answer. You’ll walk away with an understanding of the most common threats, attacks and vulnerability and insight about how businesses can protect their operations.

  • This course is the first step towards CCNA certification level courses
  • 100% online, self-paced and free
  • No previous experience required
  • Certificate of completion awarded at end of course
15 hours
Level: Beginning
Learning Type: Online self-paced
*Self-paced classes at NetAcad.com are free.

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