Cybersecurity Basics

16 week plan to learn about the fundamentals of Cybersecurity. Familiarize yourself with the common threat attacks, explore how to mitigate risks, and much more.


Cybersecurity Modules

Week 1-2

  • Learn about the key concepts of cybersecurity.
  • Familiarize yourself with the common threats and attacks.
  • Explore how to mitigate risks and implement security controls.

Network Security

Week 3-4

  • Learn about the different types of networks.
  • Understand the principles of network security.
  • Explore how to secure network infrastructure.

Operating System Security

Week 5-6

  • Learn about the security features and mechanisms of operating systems.
  • Understand how to secure operating systems against different types of attacks.
  • Explore how to implement secure configurations and hardening.

Web Security

Week 7-8

  • Learn about web security principles and the most common web-based attacks.
  • Understand how to secure web applications and web servers.
  • Explore how to test web security vulnerabilities and remediate them.

Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing

Week 9-10

  • Learn about ethical hacking and penetration testing concepts and methodologies.
  • Understand how to use different tools and techniques to identify and exploit vulnerabilities.
  • Explore how to report findings and provide recommendations for remediation.

Capstone Project and Continued Learning

Week 11-16

  • Select a Capstone Project
  • Research and Planning for Capstone Project
  • Implement and Test Capstone Project
  • Write Capstone Project Report
  • Continued Learning and Practice
  • Final Exam and Review

Capstone Project and Continued Learning

During this phase, you will work on a capstone project that allows you to apply the skills and knowledge you've learned throughout the course. You can choose a project that aligns with your interests and career goals, such as building a secure website, setting up a virtual private network, or conducting a penetration test on a simulated network.

In addition to the capstone project, you should continue to practice and learn about cybersecurity through various resources, such as online courses, webinars, and conferences. You can also join cybersecurity communities and forums to connect with other professionals and stay up-to-date on the latest trends and threats in the industry.

Remember to allocate time for breaks and relaxation throughout your study plan to avoid burnout and improve your retention of the material. Good luck on your cybersecurity learning journey!