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.
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.
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.