Cybersecurity Fundamentals Micro-credential

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The cybersecurity fundamentals micro-credential provides individuals the foundational skills necessary to prepare for entry into the field of cybersecurity. The credential includes essential networking and security fundamentals and can help prepare students for Network+ and Security+ certifications that are critical in the IT/cyber industry.

This micro-credential is part of the foundation series. For more information about foundation series micro-credentials, see the Micro-credential Series section of the Additional Offerings page and the Micro-credential Bulletin.


The 🌐 icon appears in the title of traditional courses that are also available as a set of module courses. Module course availability may be limited to certain academic calendars. See Course Types for information about module courses.

Code Title Credits
IT104🌐 Introduction to Cybersecurity5
IN203🌐 Networking With Microsoft Technologies5
IT273🌐 Networking Concepts5
IT286🌐 Network Security Concepts5
Select one of the following:3 or 5
🌐 Python Programming
🌐 Linux System Administration

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