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Introduction to Cybersecurity

Learn about the fast-growing field of cybersecurity and how to protect your data and information from digital attacks.

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  • Skill level

    Beginner
  • Time to complete

    Approx. 6 hours
  • Certificate of completion

    YesPro only
  • Prerequisites

    None

About this course

Cybersecurity involves everyone and every entity — from you and your neighbors to organizations and companies to governments. It’s considered a fundamental necessity, and in this introduction to cybersecurity course, you’ll learn how to protect yourself and others from online attacks. This is a great starting point for anyone interested in learning cybersecurity but not sure where to start.

Syllabus

2 lessons • 1 projects • 3 quizzes
The platform

Hands-on learning

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Practice projects

Guided projects that help you solidify the skills and concepts you're learning.

Assessments

Auto-graded quizzes and immediate feedback help you reinforce your skills as you learn.

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