Free Intro to Cyber Security Online

Learn how you can kick off a new career in the high-paying, high-demand field of cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity is one of the fastest-growing computer science fields with a massive demand for new talent. If you’re interested in the world of cybersecurity and would like to learn more about conducting and preventing cyberattacks, there is no better time than now. Attend one of our free online courses to see if a career in cybersecurity is the right career path for you!

In response to COVID-19 and reducing the risk of attendee exposure to the virus, we will be hosting all FREE intro courses virtually until further notice. We will send participants a link to the livestream before the class begins. 






What You’ll Need

This course is designed for people who are interested in the new and emerging cybersecurity industry. There is no need for previous cybersecurity knowledge to attend the class, but basic computer skills and knowledge of the Internet is highly recommended.

What to Bring

This course is online, so you’ll need a computer and Internet connection to attend this course. This class is for those curious about cybersecurity as a future career in information technology. 

We’ll discuss the demand for more cybersecurity professionals today, what a career in cybersecurity could look like for you, and provide a brief overview of our course curriculum. We’ll show you our unique training program on a world-class cyber range, which simulates real-world cyber attacks. Lastly, we’ll talk about two industry certifications students can earn in both our full-time and part-time cybersecurity bootcamps.

What Is Cybersecurity?

Our world is more connected than ever, which can be both a blessing and a curse. With much of our lives existing in the digital realm, many of us expose ourselves to cyberattacks on a regular basis.

Fortunately, the field of cybersecurity has developed to enhance network security and information security for both individuals and organizations. Cybersecurity is a growing field of computer science, meaning job security and growth potential for years to come. 

What Are Cyberattacks? 

There are several different types of cyber threats and cyberattacks: Malware, phishing, and password attacks are all common today. 

Malware stands for malicious software, designed by cyberattackers to bypass firewalls and cause damage to a computer, server, or network. Often called a virus, malware can compromise your security because it’s designed to steal, encrypt, or delete your data and make money off you without your knowledge. 

Another common cybersecurity threat is phishing, which entails a fraudulent attempt to gain personal information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details. Phishing often comes in the form of email, and can be difficult to identify.

The Benefits of Our Free Cybersecurity Bootcamp

If you’re still deciding whether you want to commit to an introduction to cybersecurity training course, we highly recommend joining the free intro course. In this free course, you’ll learn the basics of the subject and will get a glimpse into the actual hard work that goes into preventing cyberattacks. 

The best way to gain cybersecurity training is through a course such as Eleven Fifty’s cybersecurity bootcamp. You’ll learn cybersecurity skills from industry leaders and will get hands-on, real-world experience in the cyber range, getting a sense of what entry-level cybersecurity jobs look like in the tech world. We’ll also help you prepare for the CompTIA Security cybersecurity certification to help you get started in the industry.

Once you graduate, Eleven Fifty’s Career Services team will help connect you to employers to help you get started in a cybersecurity career, whether it’s as a cybersecurity analyst or a specialist in cryptography. Learn more by joining an online cybersecurity bootcamp, offered throughout the year.

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Instructors

Nicholas Tamanini

Nicholas Tamanini

Cyber Security Learning Assistant

David Whitt

Director of Cyber Security
Teddy Guzek

Teddy Guzek

Cyber Security Advisor

FAQ's - Introduction to Cyber Security

What are the options after completing this free intro to cyber security?

After the free introductory course, you can choose between the part- and full-time bootcamps offered at Eleven Fifty. Our academic advisors are here to help you navigate your options and can guide your career in information technology.

What skills will I walk away with?

The Introduction to Cyber Security course will provide you with details about Eleven Fifty’s cyber range, which is a realistic training program that simulates real-world cyberattacks. You’ll learn about two important certifications you can earn in both the part- and full-time online cyber security bootcamp, which can be added to your online professional profiles, including LinkedIn.

Participants will also come away with ideas for a career in cybersecurity and computer science, from risk management positions to network security and more.

What do I need to bring to the course?

You don’t need to bring anything to the course. Just be sure you can access the online class as all Eleven Fifty courses are now being taught virtually.

What skills do I need to enroll in this free class?

There are no prerequisites for Eleven Fifty’s Introduction to Cyber Security, but you do need a computer that will allow you to connect to and watch the online course. 

How is this class different from the Cyber Security Full-Time course?

This course gives students a flyover of where a cyber security career can take you. Here, we’ll cover introductory basic knowledge, including security issues and security concepts, that you’d learn in our part-time cyber security course and full-time 14-week cyber security course.

What is taught in this cyber security course?

The Introduction to Cyber Security course will cover the basics of cyber security and how to prevent cyberattacks. You’ll learn more about various types of security breaches and how cyber security experts improve and maintain information security using methods such as cryptography, authentication and encryption algorithms. We’ll discuss the demand and job prospects for cyber security professionals. 

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