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Cybersecurity Fundamentals for ISSOs

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The Cybersecurity Fundamentals course provides students with an overview of core information assurance (IA) and cybersecurity concepts.  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 work in a corporate or government security role and ultimately pursue an industry certification like Security+.

Who Should Take This Course


Students should have taken UMBC Training Centers’ Network Fundamentals for ISSOs course or have equivalent skills and experience.

Why You Should Take This Course

Anyone involved in information security must have a solid understanding of the core concepts of information, network and application security, as well as the security processes, tools and technologies in use in a modern enterprise network (including the extended Cloud network). The course will feature hands-on exercises and hacking demos to reinforce key concepts.

Course Outline
  1. Network Protocols and Services
  2. Access Control Concepts
  3. Account and Password Management
  4. Information Assurance Fundamentals
  5. Network Traffic Monitoring
  6. Common Vulnerabilities and Attacks
  7. Social Engineering and Insider Threats
  8. Incident Response and Mitigation
  9. Host Hardening Techniques
  10. Cryptography
  11. Firewalls
  12. Network-based IDS/IPS
  13. Remote Access Technologies
  14. Wireless Technologies
  15. Virtual Machines & Security
  16. Cloud Computing Services & Security
  17. Network/Security Operations Centers
Is there a discount available for current students?

UMBC students and alumni, as well as students who have previously taken a public training course with UMBC Training Centers are eligible for a 10% discount, capped at $250. Please provide a copy of your UMBC student ID or an unofficial transcript or the name of the UMBC Training Centers course you have completed. Asynchronous courses are excluded from this offer.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

Student will receive a refund of paid registration fees only if UMBC Training Centers receives a notice of cancellation at least 10 business days prior to the class start date for classes or the exam date for exams.

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