Learn Information Security Fundamentals

The Information Security Fundamentals skill path teaches you critical knowledge of hardware, software and network security. You'll learn about popular security concepts, controls and technologies, as well an overview of risk management, incident response and disaster recovery.

12 courses  //   54 videos  //   8 hours of training

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Information Security Fundamentals training

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 17 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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Command Line Basics Cyber Range
Cyber Range
Command Line Basics Cyber Range

Command Line Basics Cyber Range

Gain practical experience and develop your command line skills through 10 hands-on labs in the Command Line Basics Cyber Range.

10 labs
3 hours of training

Access Control Fundamentals
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Access Control Fundamentals

Access Control Fundamentals

Explore the essential concepts of access control in this four-video course covering access control models, implementation, concepts and enforcement.

4 videos
22 minutes of training

Secure Network Design
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Secure Network Design

Secure Network Design

Lean the basics of designing secure networks, from an overview of network topologies to foundational security concepts such as segmentation and isolation.

3 videos
15 minutes of training

Identification and AAA
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Identification and AAA

Identification and AAA

Learn about one of the most important information security concepts related to access management: identification, authentication, authorization and accounting (IAAA).

4 videos
16 minutes of training

Hardware and OS Security
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Hardware and OS Security

Hardware and OS Security

Gain an entry-level understanding of essential hardware, firmware and operating system security concepts in this three-video introductory course.

3 videos
16 minutes of training

Software and Application Security
Course
Software and Application Security

Software and Application Security

Learn the basics of secure software and application development, including secure staging, secure coding techniques, and code quality and testing.

5 videos
24 minutes of training

Physical Security
Course
Physical Security

Physical Security

Discover how common physical and environment security controls relate to information security in this brief overview course.

1 video
10 minutes of training

Security Technologies and Tools
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Security Technologies and Tools

Security Technologies and Tools

Explore the uses of common information security technology and tools as you progress through this nine-video introductory course.

9 videos
59 minutes of training

Introduction to Cryptography
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Introduction to Cryptography

Introduction to Cryptography

Build a baseline of cryptography knowledge as you progress through this nine-video course covering essential cryptography concepts and use cases.

9 videos
31 minutes of training

Introduction to Security Controls
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Introduction to Security Controls

Introduction to Security Controls

Get an overview of common security control categories and types, and learn about important concepts such as data sanitation and data sensitivity.

3 videos
17 minutes of training

Risk Management Concepts
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Risk Management Concepts

Risk Management Concepts

Learn the key concepts related to risk management, including policies and procedures, business impact analysis, and threat and risk assessments.

4 videos
23 minutes of training

Threats and Threat Actors
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Threats and Threat Actors

Threats and Threat Actors

Build your knowledge of popular threats, including malware and social engineering as well as application, wireless and cryptographic attacks.

6 videos
61 minutes of training

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
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Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

Learn the planning, procedures and concepts that go into business continuity and disaster recovery in this introductory course.

3 videos
12 minutes of training

 

What you’ll learn.

  • Network security
  • Hardware, software and application security
  • Security and access controls fundamentals
  • Common cyber threats
  • Incident response basics
  • Risk management and business continuity concepts
  • Cryptography overview

Who is this for?

A solid understanding of computers and networking is recommended, or a Network+ or equivalant certification. This skill path is designed for:

  • IT professionals looking to transition into cybersecurity
  • Early career cybersecurity professionals
  • Anyone looking to establish a foundation of information security concepts

Command Line Basics Cyber Range

This cyber range introduces the most common Linux and Windows command-line tools and utilities. From basic navigation commands to port scanning and modifying file permissions, the labs in this cyber range help you practice some of the fundamental system and network administration tasks using Command-Line Interface (CLI).

 

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