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Course Centre Day Date Time Hours Trainer Status Enrollment
Cybersecurity Fundamentals (CSX) N/A N/A To be confirmed N/A 15 To be confirmed Planning

Cybersecurity Fundamentals (CSX)

Course Duration: 15 hours, 3 sessions of 5 hours each

Course Fee: HKD3,200

Language of Delivery: Cantonese with English terms


The Cybersecurity Fundamentals Course will provide learners with principles of data and technology that frame and define cybersecurity. Learners will gain insight into the importance of cybersecurity and the integral role of cybersecurity professionals. The interactive, self-guided format will provide a dynamic learning experience where users can explore foundational cybersecurity principles, security architecture, risk management, attacks, incidents, and emerging IT and IS technologies.

  • Explain the core information assurance (IA) principles
  • Identify the key components of cybersecurity network architecture
  • Apply cybersecurity architecture principles
  • Describe risk management processes and practices
  • Identify security tools and hardening techniques
  • Distinguish system and application security threats and vulnerabilities
  • Describe different classes of attacks
  • Define types of incidents including categories, responses and timelines for response
  • Describe new and emerging IT and IS technologies
  • Analyze threats and risks within context of the cybersecurity architecture
  • Appraise cybersecurity incidents to apply appropriate response
  • Evaluate decision making outcomes of cybersecurity scenarios
  • Access additional external resources to supplement knowledge of cybersecurity
  1. Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity objectives
  • Cybersecurity roles
  • Differences between Information Security & Cybersecurity
  1. Cybersecurity Principles
  • Confidentiality, integrity, & availability
  • Authentication & nonrepudiation
  1. Information Security (IS) within Lifecycle Management
  • Lifecycle management landscape
  • Security architecture processes
  • Security architecture tools
  • Intermediate lifecycle management concepts
  1. Risks & Vulnerabilities
  • Basics of risk management
  • Operational threat environments
  • Classes of attacks
  1. Incident Response
  • Incident categories
  • Incident response
  • Incident recovery
  1. Future Implications & Evolving Technologies
  • New & emerging IT & IS technologies
  • Mobile security issues, risks, & vulnerabilities
  • Cloud concepts around data & collaboration

The certificate is the entry level for those looking for a career change to cybersecurity.

The certificate program is also one of the best ways to gain foundational knowledge in cybersecurity and begin to build your skills and knowledge in this crucial area. The program helps you gain the skills and education you need to begin your career, but it is also designed to stay with you every step beyond.

Number of Questions: 75 Questions

Exam Duration: 2 Hours

Exam Format: Multiple Choice, Online, closed-book

Exam Location: Remotely-proctored exam

Passing Mark: 65%

Exam Fee: USD150

Course notes and sample paper

  • Great Learning has solid experience in delivering I.T. security courses.
  • Unlimited re-sit within 2 years. All lessons can be re-sit, refreshing your knowledge all the way.
  • We are the IT technical and management specialists, highly experienced in delivering complicated and conceptual knowledge in an effective way.