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Cybersecurity Essentials

Cybersecurity Essentials

Course Overview

The Cybersecurity Essentials course develops foundational understanding of cybersecurity and how it relates to information and network security. The 30-hour course introduces students to characteristics of cyber crime, security principles, technologies, and procedures to defend networks. Through interactive, multimedia content, lab activities, and multi-industry case studies, students build technical and professional skills to pursue careers in cybersecurity.

  • Learn procedures to implement data confidentiality, integrity, availability and security controls on networks, servers and applications.
  • Understand security principles and how to develop security policies that comply with cybersecurity laws.
  • Apply skills through practice, using labs and Cisco Packet Tracer activities.
  • Get immediate feedback on your work through built-in quizzes and tests.
  • Connect with the global Cisco Networking Academy community.


The 30-hour curriculum may be used as a supplement to an existing course or as a short course. Instructors can create a course, enroll students, teach and guide them through the course content, material and activities.

For Students

  • Prerequsite: recommended "Introduction to Cybersecurity"

For Instructors

  • CCNA-level networking, or security (CCNA Security, CISSP, Security+ ) knowledge and skills is recommended for instructors.
  • Instructor training is optional, but highly recommended for new instructors.

For Institutions

  • If offered face-to-face: a dedicated classroom with reliable Internet access

Certification and Career Pathways

The demand for cybersecurity professionals has grown 3 times faster than any other IT job role, and training a cybersecurity workforce is a priority of many governments and organizations. The regular attempts and occurrence of cyber attacks has fuelled the tremendous demand for professionals with cybersecurity skills.

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