Skill Path

Fundamentals of Cybersecurity

Learn the Cybersecurity fundamentals that will lay a foundation for securing your technology and personal life from dangerous cyber threats.

Includes Cyber Attacks, Social Engineering, Threat Actors, Third-Party Risks, Intelligence Sources, and more.

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About this skill path

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.

Skills you'll gain

  • Learn social engineering techniques
  • Identify types of common cyber attacks
  • Explore security assessment strategies


5 units • 4 lessons • 10 quizzes
  • 1

    Welcome to the Fundamentals of Cybersecurity Skill Path

    Start your Cybersecurity journey by learning key fundamentals.

  • 2

    Why Cybersecurity?

    Learn about WHY we should care about Cybersecurity as well as some avenues to enter Cybersecurity.

  • 3

    Cyber Attacks

    Learn about common Cyber Attacks.

  • 4

    Cybersecurity Assessment and Research

    Learn about Threat Actors as well as ways to assess and research security.

  • 5

    Review of Fundamentals of Cybersecurity

    You’ve completed the Fundamentals of Cybersecurity Skill Path! What’s next?

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