Cybersecurity Foundations

This learning path is an introductory cybersecurity path for people who have not been exposed to cybersecurity concepts in the workplace before. In these courses, a cybersecurity professional will walk the student through foundational concepts, commands and tools.

11 courses  //   11 videos  //   5 hours of training

Learn cybersecurity fundamentals from Keatron Evans!

An introduction to cybersecurity foundations, this course is a blend of lecture and hands-on exercises. We utilize the Infosec Skills platform courses and cyber ranges here to give a true introduction to the learner. This learning path is set apart by its slow pace and hands-on exercises. Learners will also receive guidance on how to use Infosec Skills in order to continue to grow past this course.

Learning path components

Cybersecurity Foundations Skill Assessment
Assessment
Cybersecurity Foundations Skill Assessment

Cybersecurity Foundations Skill Assessment

See how your cybersecurity foundations skills stack up against other professionals in your field.

Number of questions: 20

Introduction to Cybersecurity Foundations
Course
Introduction to Cybersecurity Foundations

Introduction to Cybersecurity Foundations

Learn what this path is all about!

1 video
2 minutes of training

Cybersecurity Foundations
Course
Cybersecurity Foundations

Cybersecurity Foundations

This course introduces you to the basic concepts that are usually not covered in other classes and boot camps for people entering the industry.

1 video
40 minutes of training

Operating System Foundations
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Operating System Foundations

Operating System Foundations

This is an introductory course to what an actual operating system is. We talk about Linux, Windows and MacOS. We talk about the differences in the operating systems and how they came to be.

1 video
32 minutes of training

Windows Command Line Foundations
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Windows Command Line Foundations

Windows Command Line Foundations

This course is an introduction to the Windows command line. There will be almost immediate hands-on exercises.

1 video
41 minutes of training

Linux Command Line Foundations
Course
Linux Command Line Foundations

Linux Command Line Foundations

This course is designed to get the learner started on using Linux and the Linux command line. We spend time building students' confidence with the Linux command line so that really in-depth boot camps won't leave the learner struggling with topics like syntax.

1 video
33 minutes of training

Network Fundamentals – Cybersecurity Foundations
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Network Fundamentals – Cybersecurity Foundations

Network Fundamentals – Cybersecurity Foundations

This course is an introduction to networking and how networks work. When data moves, it generally moves from one network to another. Here, we teach the learner about the fundamentals of networking.

1 video
31 minutes of training

Cloud Computing Fundamentals
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Cloud Computing Fundamentals

Cloud Computing Fundamentals

This course is an introduction to cloud computing. It builds from the Network Fundamentals course in this path and prepares the learner for learning cloud security.

1 video
43 minutes of training

Cybersecurity Policy Framework and Guidelines
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Cybersecurity Policy Framework and Guidelines

Cybersecurity Policy Framework and Guidelines

This course is designed to introduce the learner to policy, frameworks and other non-technical areas of cybersecurity. One does not need to be technical to have a career in cybersecurity!

1 video
13 minutes of training

Cybersecurity Auditing
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Cybersecurity Auditing

Cybersecurity Auditing

This course is a basic introduction to cybersecurity auditing. The learner will understand how to tell if an organization's cybersecurity program has the right controls in place to properly measure their cybersecurity posture.

1 video
12 minutes of training

Risk Management – Cybersecurity Foundations
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Risk Management – Cybersecurity Foundations

Risk Management – Cybersecurity Foundations

This course is an introduction to risk management. While risk management may not be a hands-on technical role, it is one of the most important, as everything in cybersecurity can be tied back to risk.

1 video
15 minutes of training

Pentest Demonstration: Appetizer for the Beginner
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Pentest Demonstration: Appetizer for the Beginner

Pentest Demonstration: Appetizer for the Beginner

This course is a walkthrough of a typical penetration test. We wanted to end the course with a peek into the real world of a cybersecurity job role. Penetration testing is one of the expertise areas of this instructor.

1 video
25 minutes of training

 

What you’ll learn.

  • What cybersecurity is
  • What an operating system is
  • What a network is
  • What cloud computing is and how to use it right now
  • What risk management is

Who is this for?

  • Learners with a non-technical background
  • People already in the industry
  • Cybersecurity neophytes coming from any other career field.
  • Cybersecurity professionals who are rusty on their fundamentals

Meet the author

Keatron Evans

Keatron Evans is a cybersecurity and workforce development expert with over 17 years of experience in penetration testing, incident response and information security management for federal agencies and Fortune 500 organizations. He is Principal Security Researcher at Infosec Institute, where he empowers the human side of cybersecurity with cyber knowledge and skills to outsmart cybercrime. Keatron is an established researcher, instructor and speaker, as well as the lead author of the best selling book, Chained Exploits: Advanced Hacking Attacks from Start to Finish. He regularly speaks at industry events like Black Hat, OWASP, ISACA and RSA, and serves as a cybersecurity subject matter expert for major media outlets like CNN, Fox News, Information Security Magazine and more.

Keatron holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems and dozens of cybersecurity certifications, including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) and Licensed Penetration Tester (LTP). When not teaching, speaking or managing his incident response business, KM Cyber Security LLC, Keatron enjoys practicing various martial arts styles, playing piano and bass guitar, and spending time with his family.

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