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Cybersecurity Fundamentals


The three-day cybersecurity fundamentals course will provide students with an overview of current networking, information assurance (IA), and cybersecurity theory and application.  The course will consist of lectures and hands-on labs for a multi-faceted learning experience.  This course will provide a good initial foundation for participants wanting to ultimately pursue industry certification like Security + and/or Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).

Topics covered include:
  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Network Protocols and Services
  • Access Control Concepts
  • Account and Password Management
  • Sniffing and Protocol Analysis
  • Information Assurance Fundamentals
  • Common Vulnerabilities and Attacks
  • Incident Response
  • Host Hardening Techniques
  • Cryptography
  • Firewalls
  • Network-based IDS/IPS
  • Remote Access Technologies (optional)
  • Wireless Technologies (optional)
  • Virtual Machines (optional)


Students taking this course should have the following skills: end-user skills with Windows®-based personal computers, including the ability to: browse and search for information on the Internet; start up, shut down, and log on to a computer and network; run programs; and move, copy, delete, and rename files in Windows Explorer. Students should also have basic knowledge of computing concepts, including the difference between hardware and software; the functions of software components, such as the operating system, applications, and file systems; and the function of a computer network.
CompTIA A+ and/or Network+ certifications or equivalent experience would be greatly beneficial.


3 Days
Course Outline

Group Training Available

UMBC Training Centers can deliver any of our courses in a group training environment at our facilities or yours. Group training can be an effective and economical method to quickly assure competency and consistency of knowledge and skills within an organization or department.