Cybersecurity Prep Course for Absolute Beginners

Get prepared for other cyber security courses
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (406 ratings)
9,607 students
1hr 51min of on-demand video
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Explain computing fundamentals
Discuss networking fundamentals
Explain the OSI Model
List networking devices
Understand client-server architecture and web applications
Protect data throughout the lifecycle
List and explain critical networking protocols
Discuss network vulnerabilities and security controls
Understand malware types and mitigation
Understand the ethical hacking process


  • You only need to know how to browse the internet and download and install programs on your computer. It is preferred that if you take this course and do the hands-on activities you have 8GB or more of RAM.


This course is designed to first answer the question: "is cybersecurity right for me?" without any cost. Second, this course will give you enough foundational knowledge so that you can go off into the ether and start learning courses without having to go through introductory lectures or materials. Why pay for non-cyber content when you are wanting to learn cyber? When you join the course you will be provided with a link to join my discord server as well as zoom links for FREE weekly masterclasses and Q&A sessions.

If you know how networks work, the internet, and how software interacts with the hardware you can skip to the cybersecurity portion.

I am designing this course so that one lesson will give you not just knowledge, but a deep intuitive understanding so that the next topic does not require the brain power of trying to recall the previous lesson's content.

We will begin with the foundations of how computers work aka how software and hardware interact. How software works on a deep level and what code is and does.

Then we will move on to networks where you will learn what EXACTLY a network is and how the internet works. How do web applications work, what is happening with I go to google's website.

After learning the hardest part (networking) we can get into what you came here for. I will skip 30% or so of the boring introductory cybersecurity material usually taught so that you can really understand what cybersecurity is and what professionals do.

In an introductory course like this, it is fairly difficult to have hands-on exercises, however, I have tried my best to ensure that when I teach you something, you can go and look at it yourself with a mouse and keyboard and interact with the concept.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who is interested in cybersecurity but is unsure if it is right for them. This course is useful to those with no tech knowledge and for those with tech knowledge (just skip to the cyber part). How complicated is it? How do I get started? This is the perfect course to get if you want to get your feet wet without opening your wallet.


Cybersecurity and Web Development Instructor
Lloyd Ramsey
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 669 Reviews
  • 16,597 Students
  • 2 Courses

My name is Lloyd and I have been a cybersecurity instructor since 2020. I have a B.S. in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance, an M.Ed. in Instructional Design, and hold several IT and IT security certifications. My technical background combined with my instructional design skills allows to me quickly and easily create courses to fit any need. I enjoy creating courses from scratch more than anything and look forward to doing it for a long time to come.

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