Information Security Fundamentals

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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 on to topics in system administration, penetration testing, incident response, and many more while learning about the main job roles in the security industry.

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This path is perfect for students transitioning from an IT role or students pursuing a full career change. This path will expose you to both offensive and defensive topics to help you identify areas of interest. By the end, you should have a high level understanding of the fundamental concepts and practices used by information security practitioners.

This career path gives you a high-level overview of topics like risk management, networking, malware, and more. You start by learning fundamental topics in networking and cybersecurity architecture, such as common network devices, TCP/UDP, firewalls, and network topology. With that foundation, you will be able to understand the importance of protecting data, as well as common practices and policies used in vulnerability management. You will finish the career path with an overview of various offensive security topics including malware and the Mitre Att&ck Framework!

There are no specific prerequisites for this career path, but it is recommended that you have a basic knowledge of computers. This path is built for learners breaking into Cybersecurity or transitioning from IT

How Long Will It Take To Be Job Ready?

I can dedicate

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2 months to complete this career path

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What Will I Learn?


Focused on the core IT competencies that cybersecurity professionals need to succeed in any career path.