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Information Security Fundamentals

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About this Career Path

The foundational networking and security concepts taught in this career path form the backbone of any security professional’s knowledge base. Become ready to move onto topics in penetration testing, incident response, and many more while learning about the main job roles in the security industry.

Recommended Prerequisites

  • There are no specific prerequsites for this, but it is recommended that students have a basic knowledge of computers.
  • This is built for people breaking into Cybersecurity or transitioning from IT.

Once Completed You Are Ready To:

Claim Skills

  • Fundamentals of IT
  • Fundamentals of Cybersecurity

  • Basic Computer Networking
  • Basic Password Cracking
  • Network fundamentals


Entry level career


Study 3 hrs/week and complete in 1 month


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Be confident you’re ready for the next step of your career journey upon completion

We take a high-level overview of topics, like risk management, security policies, basic networking, password cracking, cryptography, malware, mobile security, and more. Students will start by learning fundamental topics in networking such as common network devices, TCP/UDP, Firewalls, and the Network Topology. From there, the student will be able to understand the importance of protecting data, as well as common practices and policies used by information security practitioners. Afterwards, students will receive an overview on various offensive security topics including malware, password cracking, sniffing, and more! This is a great for students transitioning from an IT role or students pursuing a full career change. This will expose the student to both offensive and defensive topics to help the student identify areas of interest. By the end, the student should have a high level understanding of the fundamental concepts and practices used by information security practitioners.