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Course Description

In order to pursue technical security studies, spanning any of the major disciplines, it is crucial that students have a solid grasp of technology and computing fundamentals.

SEC201 provides students that have no or minimal prior knowledge, or those in need of a refresher, with an understanding of the architecture of modern computers and topics spanning how a CPU works, the addressing of memory and the hardware relationship with operating systems. SEC201 includes an introduction to both Windows and Linux, providing students with plenty of hands-on exercises to build their familiarity with the command line and move their knowledge beyond being a power user to actually understanding the underlying facets of a modern OS.

SEC201 teaches logic, programming and scripting and introduces how each of these can lead to errors that allow security experts or cyber criminals to find faults and exploit them.

SEC201 provides the perfect balance of hands-on labs and theory in order to ensure that students can study security effectively and put their hands on the keyboard, rather than just understanding theory.

Learning Objectives


Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Systems Administration
  • Systems Analysis
  • Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support
  • Cyber Defense Analysis
  • Cybersecurity Management