Cybersecurity Fundamentals

AWR418 – 4.00 Hours


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This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

This four-hour web-based course is an introduction to cybersecurity fundamentals for technologists and Information Technology Managers. Topics addressed will highlight cybersecurity concepts and best practices that are core to a cybersecurity program for an organization. This course will serve as a guide to identify the essential cybersecurity principles needed in an organization, discuss how these principles protect networks and data, it will address current cyber threats confronting organizations today, and will highlight best practices used to protect, defend, respond, and recover from cyber incidents and attacks.

This course is offered by the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium (NCPC) and was developed by the NCPC partner the University of Arkansas System Criminal Justice Institute (CJI). The course is funded through the DHS/FEMA Homeland Security National Training Program and is offered at no cost.

National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium NCPCU of A University of Arkansas System Criminal Justice Institute


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident or receive approval from TEEX/DHS-FEMA prior to the start of the class. Please contact us for more information on the approval process.

Course Completion Requirements

This course contains a pre-test and a post-test to assess the learning of each participant. Participants must earn a minimum score of pass the course’s post-test with a score of at least 70% in order to receive a course completion certificate.

Attendance Requirements

To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Explain some cyber threats and vulnerabilities that can affect an organization, and the importance of having written cybersecurity policies and procedures in place
  • Explain the core security principles and the essential security controls for protecting the organization and securing data
  • Explain the importance of protecting the organization by applying cybersecurity policies, mitigating risks, and planning to recover from cyber-attacks

Suggested Audience

The target audience for this course includes Information Technology Support Personnel and technically proficient mid-level management. The audience can be comprised of individual participants, as well as organizational divisions or a combination of both.

Participants in this course should be currently serving in an Information Technology support capacity or come from an Information Technology middle management position.

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Contact Information

Business & Cyber Solutions
Phone: (979) 431-4837
Email: [email protected]