skill PathFundamentals of Cybersecurity

How do hackers gain access to a system? What is ransomware and why is it so dangerous? Does the average person need to be worried, or are only large companies at risk from threat actors? Using CompTIA’s Security+ Certification as a guide, learn the strategies attackers use, who these attackers are, and how you can strive to stay one step ahead. These Cybersecurity fundamentals will lay a foundation for securing your technology as well as your personal life from dangerous cyber threats.

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4 weeks

Includes

Cyber Attacks, Social Engineering, Threat Actors, Third-Party Risks, Intelligence Sources

Experience

Beginners Welcome

For those who want to

  • Learn basic social engineering techniques
  • Identify the basis for common network, application, and other cyber attacks
  • Explore security assessment, pen testing, and intelligence gathering strategies

Earn

Certificate of Completion

What will you be able to do?

Here are just a few things you'll be able to do with this skill.

What will you be able to do?

Here are just a few things you'll be able to do with this skill.

LEARN BASIC SOCIAL ENGINEERING TECHNIQUES

Hackers use social engineering techniques like phishing to trick users without using technology.

IDENTIFY CYBER ATTACKS

Learn the difference between different attacks threat actors use to gain access.

GATHER SECURITY INFORMATION

Explore the strategies Cybersecurity professionals use to stay ahead of attackers.

You really feel like there's nothing you can't learn, which in turn builds so much confidence in your skills and gives the momentum to keep learning.

Joey
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