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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

    Average based on combined completion rates — individual pacing in lessons, projects, and quizzes may vary
    3 hours
  • Certificate of completion

    Included with paid plans
  • 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

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Meet the creator of the course
Jiwon Shin
Senior Curriculum Developer at Codecademy
Jiwon is a Senior Curriculum Developer at Codecademy. She has created courses across the web development catalog on languages such as JavaScript, PHP, and CSS, frameworks like React and Node.js, and the Front-End Engineer Career Path. She also created courses on p5.js, build tools, and Intro to UI and UX Design.

Introduction to Cybersecurity course ratings and reviews

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  • Personally, cyber security is an interesting course. Codecademy made it more interesting with how various concepts are detailed and explained. Thank you for kick starting my passion in Cyber Security. #Safe Digital Environment
    Vincent O.
    Verified Learner
  • I appreciate the amount of references, links and simplicity of explanation which makes this course not just easy to understand but also engaging as well. Excellent course!
    K. H.
    Verified Learner
  • This course is very informative to people who want to dip their toes or brush up on the building blocks of cyber security. Thoroughly easy to understand, full of resources to dive deeper and see how it works in today's world.
    Karl F.
    Verified Learner

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