edX: Try It: Cybersecurity Basics
Do you want to add cybersecurity to your professional skill set? Join this free introductory course to learn cybersecurity basics — and without any prior experience. You’ll learn about the Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability (CIA) Triad, and how it applies to the daily tasks of a cyber professional. You’ll also examine the basics of cryptography and apply them in an encryption-decryption challenge.
There is one session available:
Try It: Cybersecurity Basics
About this courseSkip About this course
Cybersecurity as a profession is projected to grow much faster than the national average for all occupations.1 Want to break into the field?
This beginner-friendly and asynchronous course will help you jumpstart your cybersecurity career. Engage in an online learning experience tailored to your experience level.
In it, you will learn to think like a cyber pro, at your own pace. Study the key elements of the CIA Triad, cryptography basics, and the daily responsibilities of cybersecurity professionals working in the field today.
Key concepts covered in this course include:
- CIA Triad
- Caesar Cipher
- Symmetric encryption
No prior experience or technical installations is required to join or complete this course.
1 Occupational Outlook Handbook: Information Security Analysts. (2022). U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. March 14, 2023.
At a glance
- Subject: Engineering
- Level: Introductory
- Prerequisites: None
- Language: English
- Video Transcript: English
What you'll learnSkip What you'll learn
- Recognize the basics and the importance of cybersecurity.
- Define and apply the CIA Triad to different scenarios.
- Examine cryptography basics and how they apply to cybersecurity.