We're pleased to announce our new Introduction to Cybersecurity course! In this course, you'll learn the foundational concepts of cybersecurity, including best practices and common threats.
Cybersecurity is all about protecting data. With its wide range of applications in business, data has become one of the hottest commodities in our society. As a result, it's also a huge target for cyberattacks, so companies turn to cybersecurity professionals to ensure their data is secure.
More and more companies are looking for cybersecurity professionals every day. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job market for information security analysts is expected to rise by 31% by 2029. In other words, there's no better time to get your foot in the door — and this course is a great way to get started.
Read on for more information about the Introduction to Cybersecurity course, who it's right for, and what you'll learn upon completion.
Who is the Introduction to Cybersecurity course right for?
This course is perfect for anyone interested in cybersecurity. If you're considering a career in the field, you'll benefit from gaining a basic understanding of the foundational concepts underlying your future work.
Even if you're not looking for a career in cybersecurity, you should still know how to protect yourself online. Every action you take on a digital device — from opening an app to visiting different websites — creates data. Sometimes this data includes sensitive information, which you wouldn't want to fall into the wrong hands. In this course, we'll show you how to keep your data safe and secure. Plus, it's mostly informational, so you don't need to know how to code to enroll.
What will I learn by the end of the course?
In our Introduction to Cybersecurity course, we'll take you through the field's history and examine the major regulatory policies of different industries. You'll also learn the basics of network security and how to detect common cyber threats like malware and phishing.
After going through the basics of cybersecurity, we'll explore some of the most in-demand roles within the field. Then you'll explore some of the best practices to protect your (or your company's) data from cyber threats.
What skills will I take away from the course?
After completing our this course, you'll be able to identify common cyberattacks like malware and SQL injections. More importantly, you'll learn how to defend yourself from some of these attacks by using preventative measures like avoiding suspicious links and downloads or utilizing firewalls.
Ready to get started? It's time to take your first steps into cybersecurity.