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Cisco Networking Academy

Cybersecurity Essentials

Cisco via Cisco Networking Academy


Learn valuable security principles to defend networks.

Learn the Basics Needed to Fight Cybercrime

A single breach can have huge consequences for a company, hurting the bottom line and causing disruption in the daily lives of millions of people. That is why the demand for security professionals continues to grow. Get onboard—and develop an understanding of cybercrime, security principles, technologies, and procedures used to defend networks. Then decide whether you want to pursue an entry-level networking or security professional role. Recommended if you plan to study for CCNA or CyberOps Associate Certifications. Prerequisite Introduction to Cybersecurity or equivalent knowledge recommended.


You'll Learn These Core Skills:

  • Understand security controls for networks, servers and applications.
  • Learn valuable security principals and how to develop compliant policies.
  • Implement proper procedures for data confidentiality and availability.
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer.


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  • Profile image for Weerayut Suksathan
    Weerayut Suksathan @Weerayut
    This Course is excellent for your career if you want to be working with IT cybersecurity
    The course including Introduction to cybersecurity (For Beginner Knowledge) and this course is Advanced, continuing from introduction to Cybersecurity. Both Courses is free From Cisco Networks Academy (Free Certificated and Digital Badges verified by Cisco)
  • Very good training with wonderful virtual labs (The Packet tracer software and a linux Virtual Machine to download and use with Virtualbox). Good introduction to Cyber principles which are put in practice during Labs.
  • Profile image for Jawad Khan
    Jawad Khan
    I really appreciate the owner of this course Thanks a lot!
    It was a good quality content & very informative

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