CSAP 301 - Cyber Security for Aspiring Practitioners

This course, Cyber Security for Aspiring Practitioners, will prepare students for a career in the field of cyber security. The key lessons are taught through illustrations and practical demonstrations of daily activities of a typical cyber security professional in an enterprise environment. This enables students to picture themselves in a job position before actually landing one. Unlike several other cyber security courses available on the market, CSAP 301 provides a fair balance between content and context, which enables students to retain the knowledge gained and also appreciate how their efforts will enable business objectives. Regardless of your background, if you're computer and Internet literate and have the desire to become a cyber security professional, you will benefit immensely from this course and could very well get a career out of it.

In a nutshell, here's what to expect:

Course Videos and Books

  1. Fundamentals of Cyber Security
  2. Cyber Adversaries versus Enterprise Defenders
  3. Layers of Defense and Technology Solutions
  4. Cyber Security Operations
  5. Governance, Risk Management and Compliance

Virtual Lab - Implementation and Testing of Technical Security Controls

This practical lab familiarizes the students with the tools of the trade. Every student will be assigned dedicated virtual servers that they will be tasked with protecting. A detailed guide (over 280 pages) stepping students through how to complete the various lab activities will be provided upon enrollment and each student will have up to 30 days to complete their lab activities over and over again. On completion of all the activities, students will gain hands on experience with implementation, operation and testing of the following security controls: 

  • Authentication and authorization
  • Host security
  • Data (at rest) encryption
  • Network security
  • Security information and event management (SIEM)
  • Vulnerability scanning, remediation and validation