Certified in Cybersecurity Entry-Level Certification Training

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Course Overview

To help close the workforce gap, (ISC)2 recently launched the Certified in Cybersecurity (CC) entry-level certification. With no experience required, it opens opportunities in the field to a much broader range of candidates, including recent graduates, career changers and IT professionals. CC starts newcomers on their path to advanced cybersecurity certifications like the CISSP and future leadership roles.

Official (ISC)² Certified in Cybersecurity (CC) Entry-Level Certification Training will review the content covered in the exam. It prepares candidates by building a solid foundation of knowledge they need to pass the exam and ultimately land an entry- or junior-level cybersecurity role.

Participate in live sessions led by an authorized (ISC)2 instructor to build a solid foundation of knowledge tested on the entry-level Certified in Cybersecurity (CC) exam.

  • 8 hours of live instruction
  • Peer discussions
  • Pre- and post-course assessments
  • End-of-chapter study sheets and quizzes
  • Online interactive flash cards
  • Exam voucher


  • Course materials are organized by chapter, not domain, which may result in domains or individual domain topics being covered in a different order than what appears in the exam outline. The chapter structure allows us to properly cover the exam domains while supporting a more cohesive learning experience.


  • Discuss the foundational concepts of cybersecurity principles
  • Recognize foundational security concepts of information assurance.
  • Define risk management terminology and summarize the process. 
  • Relate risk management to personal or professional practices.
  • Classify types of security controls
  • Distinguish between policies, procedures, standards, regulations and laws. 
  • Demonstrate the relationship among governance elements
  • Analyze appropriate outcomes according to the canons of the (ISC)² Code of Ethics when given examples.
  • Practice the terminology of and review security policies. 
  • Explain how organizations respond to, recover from and continue to operate during unplanned disruptions. 
  • Recall the terms and components of incident response
  • Summarize the components of a business continuity plan
  • Identify the components of disaster recovery.
  • Practice the terminology and review concepts of business continuity, disaster recovery and incident response. 
  • Select access controls that are appropriate in a given scenario. 
  • Relate access control concepts and processes to given scenarios. 
  • Compare various physical access controls.
  • Describe logical access controls. 
  • Practice the terminology and review concepts of access controls. 
  • Explain the concepts of network security. 
  • Recognize common networking terms and models. 
  • Identify common protocols and port and their secure counterparts. 
  • Identify types of network (cyber) threats and attacks. 
  • Discuss common tools used to identify and prevent threats.
  • Identify common data center terminology. 
  • Recognize common cloud service terminology. 
  • Identify secure network design terminology.
  • Practice the terminology and review concepts of network security.
  • Explain concepts of security operations.
  • Discuss data handling best practices. 
  • Identify key concepts of logging and monitoring. 
  • Summarize the different types of encryption and their common uses. 
  • Describe the concepts of configuration management. 
  • Explain the application of common security policies.
  • Discuss the importance of security awareness training. 
  • Practice the terminology and review concepts of network operations.  

Target audiences

  • CC training is for IT professionals, career changers, college students, recent college graduates, advanced high school students and recent high school graduates looking to start their path toward cybersecurity leadership by taking the Certified in Cybersecurity entry-level exam. There are no prerequisites.
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