Learning Path

Information Security Fundamentals


  • Risk Management Concepts Course — 00:23:05
    • Learn the key concepts related to risk management, including policies and procedures, business impact analysis, and threat and risk assessments.

  • Security+ Cyber Range — 02:30:00
    • The Security+ cyber range will walk a student through a collection of labs that relate to the knowledge a student would gain from the CompTIA Security+ exam.

  • Introduction to Security Controls Course — 00:47:49
    • Get an overview of common security control categories and types, and learn about important concepts such as data sanitation and data sensitivity.

  • Introduction to Cryptography Course — 01:00:21
    • Build a baseline of cryptography knowledge as you progress through this nine-video course covering essential cryptography concepts and use cases.

  • Security Technologies and Tools Course — 01:41:23
    • Explore the uses of common information security technology and tools as you progress through this nine-video introductory course.

  • Physical Security Course — 00:09:46
    • Discover how common physical and environment security controls relate to information security in this brief overview course.

  • Software and Application Security Course — 00:53:43
    • Learn the basics of secure software and application development, including secure staging, secure coding techniques, and code quality and testing.

  • Hardware and OS Security Course — 01:07:04
    • Gain an entry-level understanding of essential hardware, firmware and operating system security concepts in this three-video introductory course.

  • Identification and AAA Course — 00:46:11
    • Learn about one of the most important information security concepts related to access management: identification, authentication, authorization and accounting (IAAA).

  • Secure Network Design Course — 00:41:43
    • Lean the basics of designing secure networks, from an overview of network topologies to foundational security concepts such as segmentation and isolation.

  • Access Control Fundamentals Course — 00:21:58
    • Explore the essential concepts of access control in this four-video course covering access control models, implementation, concepts and enforcement.

  • Threats and Threat Actors Course — 01:00:47
    • Build your knowledge of popular threats, including malware and social engineering as well as application, wireless and cryptographic attacks.

  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Course — 00:12:39
    • Learn the planning, procedures and concepts that go into business continuity and disaster recovery in this introductory course.

  • Command Line Basics Cyber Range — 04:30:00
    • This cyber range introduces the most common Linux and Windows command-line tools and utilities.


What you will learn

This learning path builds on your existing IT knowledge and introduces you to fundamental information security concepts and areas. You’ll gain confidence in your cybersecurity skills as you progress through 15 entry-level courses and learn a broad range of new skills. Upon completion, you’ll have the baseline knowledge and skills necessary to establish a foothold in the world of cybersecurity.

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Meet the author

At Infosec, we believe knowledge is the most powerful tool in the fight against cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with a full regimen of certification and skills training. We also empower all employees with security awareness training to stay cybersecure at work and home. Driven by smart people wanting to do good, Infosec educates entire organizations on how to defend themselves from cybercrime. That’s what we do every day — equipping everyone with the latest security skills so the good guys win.

The details

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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Plans & pricing

  • Infosec Skills Personal

    $299 / year

    • 190+ role-guided learning paths (e.g., Ethical Hacking, Threat Hunting)
    • 100s of hands-on labs in cloud-hosted cyber ranges
    • Custom certification practice exams (e.g., CISSP, Security+)
    • Skill assessments
    • Infosec peer community support
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    $799 per license / year

    • Team administration and reporting
    • Dedicated client success manager
    • Single sign-on (SSO)
      Easily authenticate and manage your learners by connecting to any identity provider that supports the SAML 2.0 standard.
    • Integrations via API
      Retrieve training performance and engagement metrics and integrate learner data into your existing LMS or HRS.
    • 190+ role-guided learning paths and assessments (e.g., Incident Response)
    • 100s of hands-on labs in cloud-hosted cyber ranges
    • Create and assign custom learning paths
    • Custom certification practice exams (e.g., CISSP, CISA)
    • Optional upgrade: Guarantee team certification with live boot camps

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We use Infosec Skills to provide continuous training to our technicians and to prepare them for various certifications. Infosec Skills allows us to create personalized training programs that focus on each of our technicians’ particular roles and see their progress as they take courses. We also, recommend it to clients to make their IT support teams better.

Caleb Yankus


This has been utilized to bridge the skills gap across our cyber team and to aid them as they prepare for their various certifications. It also has provided a nice learning foundation for our various cyber team members to utilize as we continue to find ways for cross-utilization with operations while minimizing the downtime needed to ensure everyone’s knowledge is the same.

Daniel Simpson


We use Infosec Skills to provide base level knowledge for employees. We also use the services to provide in depth learning for employees as they encounter new technologies. If an employee is is assigned to a new project, we can rely on Infosec Skills to provide a rapid concentrated learning environment. This rapid concentrated learning positions our employees for success.

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