Best FREE Online Courses in Cyber Security
There are tons of classes you can take online for cyber security training — but nothing beats free! While saving yourself some cash sounds pleasing, some people question the credibility of free online courses because well…they’re free. But don’t worry, we’ve scoped out the best courses to take, whether you’re a beginner or pro.
Here are a few of our favorites online, FREE, cyber security courses.
You guessed it; Cybrary is a library full of cyber security and IT resources. Once you create your free account, you’ll have access to nearly 500 courses. They rank the courses by difficulty, so you’ll know if the course is your speed before diving in. You can also choose to filter the classes by vendors, like Cisco, Microsoft, and (ISC)2. Cybrary has gained its popularity because their courses focus on specific areas of IT. This saves you time from watching convoluted classes that contain information you already know.
If you’re looking for a trusted source in cyber security information, the U.S Department of Homeland Security has your back. The DHS has a full calendar of in person training events (might fluctuate due to Covid-19), and they also provide a complete online portal of courses for those who work in the security of industrial control systems.
If you’re looking for classroom type teachings in cyber security, Open Security Training is the way to go. Seriously; their content looks like slideshows and materials a teacher at a university would upload. The user interface is also minimalist and incredibly intuitive, putting you at ease from the get go. They’re database is mostly full of intermediate to advanced classes, but they also offer a variety of beginner classes if you’re working from the ground up. They provide unique classes on interesting topics like network forensics, vulnerability assessments, and more.
Ever heard of The Daily Security Tip? It comes from the same people! Like The Daily Security Tip, the Heimdal Security course is email-based, although the class content is definitely more robust. The course provides a new lesson every two days over a span of five weeks, all without the asking to pay back any tuition loans. This course also provides stellar advice when it comes to keeping your personal data safe from attackers.
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