Cyber Security Foundations

This free foundations course is perfect if you are interested in a career in Cyber Security. 

The course is a pre-requisite to the Cyber Defense Analyst Bootcamp and introduces the foundational knowledge to attain the Cyber Defense Certified Professional Certification. 

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  • Cyber Security Foundations
  • Windows & Linux OS
  • Networking

Start off with learning about the contexts of cyber security and the role it plays in business operations today.

Learn a short history of Cyber Security, how systems developed and how we got to where we are today in the world. You'll learn about today's most prevalent cyber risks and cyber threats. 

Approx. time to complete: 2h

Windows OS is used in over 85% of businesses in the US, which is why having a thorough understanding of the OS and the tools needed to investigate in Windows in essential in Cyber.

Start with learning about Windows GUI, taskbar, start menu, task manager, command prompts and finish off with an introduction to powershell and Linux OS. 

Approx time to complete: 3h 

Understanding how machines interact with one another in a network is essential in Cyber, and it's over the wire where malware spreads and can be contained.

Learn network fundamentals, connections, devices, network addressing, ports, protocols and introduce yourself to one of the industry's most relevant tools - Wireshark. 

Approx time to complete: 3h 

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Technical Aptitude Test

Not sure if you have the technical skills to work in Cyber Security? Take our aptitude quiz and see for yourself. 

Cyber Career Quiz

Explore your skills and get matched with the Cyber Security role that is right for you. 

The Cyber Defense Certified Professional Certification

, Cyber Security Foundations Course

The Cyber Defense Certified Professional certification is a practical application of the knowledge, tools, techniques, and procedures acquired through the Cyber Defense Analyst course. 

The Cyber Defense Certified Professional is filling a gap in cyber defense certification for both the hard and soft skills that are required and in high demand within the cyber community.

This is accomplished through a battery of real-world security operations scenarios that students must overcome and articulate in a detailed report that includes the appropriate executive summary, findings, recommendations and remediation steps along with applicable evidence.

This course is designed to provide a practical and real-world experience for students. 

The objective is to empower students with realistic and applicable skills that can be applied on the job. The bootcamp is fast-paced, high volume and challenging. 

Holders of a Cyber Defense Certified Professional certificate have demonstrated the knowledge, skills, and practical application to work within a security operations team.