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Intro to Cyber Security Online Training


Keith Barker


Intro to Cyber Security Online Training

This foundational CBT Nuggets cyber security course prepares new IT professionals to plan for ways to keep data and networks safe, with certifications and training into the best approaches to cyber security.

Just about every business in the world is expanding its digital footprint at a staggering rate. From tiny businesses to megalithic corporations, networking, mail, infrastructure, payroll and more are being handled digitally. In addition to enhanced speed, efficiency and transparency, it also means a drastically increased security liability. For every new tool and resource converted to digital tools, there are bad actors just waiting to exploit the corresponding vulnerabilities and exposure. With this training, learn the fundamentals of handling cyber security. It won't make you an expert, but it will show you why cyber security is critical for any organization and some of the thought and planning that must go into a robust cyber security plan.

After finishing this CBT Nuggets training, you'll know how to plan for ways to keep data and networks safe, with certifications and training into the best approaches to cyber security.

For managers, this CBT Nuggets training can be used to onboard new IT professionals, curated into individual or team training plans, or as a cyber security reference resource.

Intro to Cyber Security: What You Need to Know

This Intro to Cyber Security training has videos that cover topics such as:

  • The ideas, concepts and terminology of digital security
  • Careers in different technologies and approaches to cybersecurity
  • Different roles and responsibilities within cybersecurity
  • Technologies like firewalls and VPNs
  • Certification paths within cybersecurity career fields

Who Should Take Cyber Security Training?

This cyber security training is considered foundational-level CBT Nuggets training, which means it was designed for new IT professionals with 6 months of experience — or no experience at all. This cyber security course is valuable for new or aspiring IT professionals, experienced new IT professionals looking to validate foundational skills, and non-technical professionals.

Security skills user training. Non-technical professionals are often the personnel who need cyber security training the most. This Intro to Cyber Security training is a perfect place to start because it familiarizes you with the dozens of jobs, certifications, tools, technologies and service providers that exist in the cyber security realm. With this training, you'll have a better sense of how to approach cyber security and who can help you solve your organization's security concerns.

New or aspiring IT professionals. Cyber security is predicted by government agencies and industry analysts to be one of the fastest-growing jobs in any industry bar none. That's simply because of the sheer number of organizations turning to digital solutions for every aspect of business. A career in cyber security will be stable and profitable - if you're curious about what it takes to break into the career field, or how to pave a path to advancement, take this quick, easy, introductory training.

Skills You'll Learn in this Course

  • Intro to IT: Cybersecurity

    Entry 39 mins5 videos
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