Learning Path

Cybersecurity Foundations

    Syllabus

  • Network fundamentals Course — 00:30:48
    • 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.

  • Windows command line foundations Course — 00:40:51
    • K0060, K0129, K0167, K0192, K0205, K0224, K0302, K0318, K0608, S0267

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

  • Cybersecurity foundations Course — 00:39:50
    • This course introduces you to the basic concepts that are usually not covered in other classes and bootcamps for people entering the industry.

  • Pentest demonstration: Appetizer for the beginner Course — 00:25:08
    • K0001, K0004, K0013, K0070, K0342, S0051

      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.

  • Cybersecurity auditing Course — 00:12:14
    • K0003, K0004, K0005, K0043, K0090, K0154, K0165, K0198, K0257, K0363, S0038, S0085

      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.

  • Cloud computing fundamentals Course — 00:43:04
    • K0001, K0004, K0005, K0179, K0194, K0230, K0255, K0489, S0073

      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.

  • Linux command line foundations Course — 00:33:13
    • K0060, K0129, K0167, K0192, K0205, K0224, K0302, K0318, K0608, S0267

      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.

  • Operating system foundations Course — 00:31:38
    • 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.

  • Introduction to cybersecurity foundations Course — 00:02:41
    • Learn what this path is all about!

  • Command Line Basics Cyber Range — 04:30:00
  • Risk management Course — 00:15:28
    • K0002, K0008, K0019, K0021, K0026, K0048, K0065, K0100, K0101, K0126, K0149, K0154, K0165, K0379, K0455, K0622, S0120, S0175, S0252

      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.

  • Cybersecurity policy framework and guidelines Course — 00:12:49
    • K0047, K0048, K0065, K0073, K0087, K0214, K0242, K0432, S0147

      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!

  • Cybersecurity Foundations Skill Assessment Assessment — 00:37:00

Syllabus

What you will learn

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 receive guidance on how to use the Skills platform in order to continue to grow past this course.

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Meet the author

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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Learning path insights

How to claim CPEs

Should you complete this learning path, you’ll be able to download a certificate of completion. Use this to claim your CPEs or CPUs.

Associated NICE Work Roles

All Infosec training maps directly to the NICE Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity to guide you from beginner to expert across 52 Work Roles.

  • All-Source Analyst
  • Mission Assessment Specialist
  • Exploitation Analyst

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