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 theย Additional Offeringsย page and theย Micro-credential Bulletin.


The ๐ŸŒ 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
IT104๐ŸŒ Introduction to Cybersecurity5
IN203๐ŸŒ Networking With Microsoft Technologies5
IT273๐ŸŒ Networking Concepts5
IT286๐ŸŒ Network Security Concepts5
Select one of the following:3 or 5
๐ŸŒ Python Programming
๐ŸŒ Linux System Administration

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