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Beginner Cybersecurity

If you’re interested in the world of cybersecurity, this course is the perfect introduction. 

While there are tons of resources on cybersecurity for technically savvy people, it’s hard to find a good basic course. That’s where this class comes in. The instructor will explain the basics of computers, networking, security, and privacy—in plain language, using simple analogies—and then introduce you to how security works  at home and at work. There will be optional reading and activities using the recommended textbook.


What You’ll Learn

You can help protect organizations and populations using the tools and knowledge you have learned — and advance your career.

Students and professionals who complete this program:

  • will learn to improve their Cybersecurity skills
  • gain a better understanding of threat detection
  • learn new techniques for combating system threats
  • and more.

Course Details

What to Expect

Students will attend three in-person sessions on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, at 6:00 p.m.  Additionally, students can expect to complete online learning and research. The course is designed to be completed in one week and has multiple start times throughout the year.

The in-person session is located at Gardner-Webb University’s Charlotte Campus


What You’ll Do

Businesses are actively seeking cybersecurity professionals – including Google, AT&T, Amazon, Verizon, Banks, and Governments, to name just a few. Students who complete all GWU cybersecurity courses will be prepared for entry-level jobs such as:

  • Security Analyst/Manager
  • Security Specialist
  • Security Architect
  • Security Auditor
  • Forensic Expert
  • Security Engineer

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Gardner-Webb University’s Searight Professional and Continuing Education program offers very specific, online and in-person courses to enhance the skill levels of professionals ranging from entry level to mid-management, executive, and beyond.

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