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An Introduction to IT and Cyber Security

person icon Mohamad Mahjoub


An Introduction to IT and Cyber Security

Everything you need to know to jump into the IT and Cyber Security world

updated on icon Updated on May, 2024

language icon Language - English

person icon Mohamad Mahjoub

English [CC]

category icon IT & Software,Network & Security,Cyber Security

Lectures -16

Resources -1

Duration -2.5 hours



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Course Description

Anyone who is interested in the IT or cybersecurity industries should take the Introduction to IT and Cyber Security training course. There are no prerequisites for this entry-level IT course, and you are not required to have any prior IT work experience. It includes a broad overview that will be useful as you think about a career in cybersecurity or information technology.

The IT and cybersecurity industries are appealing for a variety of reasons. The demand for it is really high, first and foremost. Due to the rising number of cyberattacks and threats, businesses are increasingly in need of professionals to safeguard their data and other digital assets.

In fact, there are more competent people needed to fill the need for IT specialists than there are available workers to fill that demand. This implies that qualified IT and cybersecurity experts will almost certainly be able to find jobs that offer a high level of job security. Additionally, most IT and cybersecurity experts make a good living, particularly as their careers progress.

In order to help students better determine which IT industry they want to pursue a career in, this course was designed to give them an overview of the principles of IT and Cyber Security.

Who this course is for:

  • Beginners who are interested in IT and Cyber Security world
  • Business people who need to know the basics of IT and Cyber Security
  • CIA and CPA auditors who want to audit IT environments


What will you learn in this course:

  • An introduction to computer hardware and software

  • Learn how software is built from scratch

  • Learn the basics of database management systems

  • Learn essential Database operations

  • Learn about Data Backup and Disaster Recovery Concepts

  • Learn servers and Operating Systems essentials

  • Learn basic cloud concepts

  • Learn basic Web concepts

  • Learn essential cyber security concepts

  • Be familiar with data classification and information protection approaches

  • Learn about main IT control frameworks

  • Familiarize yourself with application controls


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • Extremely basic knowledge regarding computers required

An Introduction to IT and Cyber Security


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

16 Lectures
  • play icon Introduction to IT and Cyber Security 12:11 12:11
  • play icon Networking Essentials 22:19 22:19
  • play icon Servers Essentials 01:27 01:27
  • play icon Operating Systems Fundamentals 02:48 02:48
  • play icon Databases and DBMS Basics 10:19 10:19
  • play icon Functions of IT Department 06:43 06:43
  • play icon World Wide Web Infrastructure 10:04 10:04
  • play icon Web and Mobile Applications Development Basics 14:04 14:04
  • play icon Software Licensing Fundamentals 06:50 06:50
  • play icon IT Control Frameworks (ISO, NIST, PCI DSS, SOC2) 11:12 11:12
  • play icon Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) World 01:27 01:27
  • play icon Business Continuity Planning (BCP) Basics 11:04 11:04
  • play icon Cyber Security Essentials 10:19 10:19
  • play icon Methods of Information Protection 17:44 17:44
  • play icon Major Application Security Controls 10:37 10:37
  • play icon GDPR and Privacy Areas 03:25 03:25

Instructor Details

Mohamad Mahjoub

Mohamad Mahjoub

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