Information Security Basics is designed to teach entry and mid-level IT staff the technological fundamentals of information security. The goal of this course is to provide trainees some preliminary knowledge of computer security to help in identifying and stopping various cyber threats. In addition to providing an introduction to information assurance, trainees will also learn general concepts (terminologies), an overview of TCP/IP, introductory network security, introductory operating system security, and basic cryptography.
Two credit hours through ACE are provided only if all four courses within the Online for IT Professionals (Cyber 201) track are completed.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Completion Requirements
- Current browser (i.e., Internet Explorer or, Firefox, Safari)
- To prevent issues during your online course, please be sure that your web browser is updated to the latest version.
- Pop-ups must be enabled.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader 7 or higher
- Adobe Flash 126.96.36.199 or higher
Broadband connection recommended.
TopicsOverview and terminology +General concepts +TCP/IP networking +Network security +Operating systems and security+Cryptography
Suggested AudienceEmergency management agency
Emergency medical services
Public safety communications
Hazardous materials personnel
Government Programs, Certifications and AccreditationsFor DHS/FEMA Funded Courses, please contact (800) 541-7149
Continuing Education & Professional Credits
In order to receive the full two credit hours, all four classes in the Cybersecurity for IT Professionals track must be successfully completed
After registering for this online course, you will receive an email with instructions for getting started. If you do not receive a confirmation within one hour, please contact us.