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Introduction to Cybersecurity Concepts and Practices

Self-Paced5 Course Hours | 12 Weeks
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Cybersecurity & CISSP®
Introduction to Cybersecurity Concepts and Practices


Introduction to Cybersecurity Concepts and Practices is intended for adult professionals who may be entertaining a career in cybersecurity or are looking to enhance their current career skills with a stronger understanding of cybersecurity. The course provides a wide array of topics pertinent to the modern workplace. It outlines broad concepts such as cryptography, cloud computing, and malware and then provides the resources to apply these concepts in present-day areas, such as networking, incident management, and authentication.


  • PMI PDUs: 5
    • Leadership PDUs: 1.5
      • Strategic & Business Management PDUs: 1.5
        • Technical PM PDUs: 2
          • IACET CEUs: 0.5
            • HRCI Credits: 5
              • SHRM PDCs: 5


                • Mobile-friendly
                • Audio-enabled
                • Badge and credit-awarding
                • Expert-supported
                • Video content
                • Fully accessible
                • Games & Flashcards

                learning Outcomes

                • Understand how cybersecurity maps to the goals of confidentiality, integrity, and availability
                • Describe how technologies like cryptography assist in the objectives of cybersecurity
                • Identify the characteristics of cloud-computing and how it impacts security considerations
                • Explain how physical security relates to cybersecurity
                • Develop the components of a security awareness program
                • Identify the different means of achieving authentication and their strengths and weaknesses
                • Define data classification and its role in securing critical information
                • Describe technologies used by networking to detect and prevent attacks
                • Distinguish the threats specific to mobile platforms
                • Understand the next steps for pursuing a career in cybersecurity

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