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66 cyber security training courses you can take now — for free

October 5, 2021 by Greg Belding

Cyber security is one of the most in-demand career areas, and it continues to grow each year. There are so many career paths and potential skills to learn that it can be overwhelming — particularly for those new to the industry. If this is you, don’t fret. Our expert instructors are here to help.

Infosec Skills offers hundreds of hands-on courses organized into learning paths to help guide your career, whether you’re trying to learn how to set up your first network or dissect an advanced zero-day exploit.

Some of these are completely free online cyber security training courses (with certificates of completion to put on your resume or share with your employer). You can try the rest by creating a free trial or subscribing to the platform. We’ve broken down your options below, with direct links to all of the courses — which you can start right now.

Free online cyber security courses from Infosec Skills

More than 60 free cyber security courses, organized into eight learning paths, are available in Infosec Skills. Create your free Infosec Skills account to browse them all.

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1. Cyber Security Foundations (10 courses)

This learning path is taught by Infosec principal security researcher Keatron Evans. As he explains, “You should think of it as the course you take before taking other courses or boot camps.” But rather than being a series of advisory courses, this free cyber security fundamentals learning path will give you foundational skills across topics ranging from Windows and Linux command lines to network and cloud fundamentals to auditing and risk management.

Start learning Cyber Security Foundations now.


2. Cyber Security Leadership and Management (6 courses)

Taught by senior cyber security professional Cicero Chimbanda, this free cyber security leadership training focuses on three pillars tied to the CIA triad: aligning security with organizational strategy (confidentiality), aligning trust with regulatory requirements (integrity) and aligning stability with operational excellence (availability).

Start learning Cyber Security Leadership and Management now.

3. Digital Forensics Concepts (11 courses)

Twenty-five-year law enforcement veteran Denise Duffy teaches this free digital forensics training. It’s designed to build your skills across key forensics concepts, including understanding legal considerations, creating images, collecting and preserving evidence, and reporting on that evidence.

Start learning Digital Forensics Concepts now.

4. Mobile Forensics Fundamentals (4 courses)

Build a foundation of mobile forensics skills in this free training taught by senior security researcher Jeremy Martin. You’ll learn about the mobile forensics process — and how to execute that process across both Android and iOs devices. 

Start learning Mobile Forensics Fundamentals now.

5. JavaScript Security (11 courses)

This free JavaScript security training is taught by Vladimir de Turckheim, a software engineer at Sqreen and an official Node.js collaborator. The 11 courses cover everything from web application security principles to modern cross-site scripting (XSS) techniques to setting up a serverless JavaScript project.

Start learning JavaScript Security now.

6. Python for Cybersecurity (18 courses)

Python is one of the most popular and widely-used programming languages in the world, and cybersecurity consultant Howard Poston dives deep into its uses in this free Python cyber security training. Learn how to use Python for gaining access, persistence, privilege escalation, defense evasion and more.

Start learning Python for Cybersecurity now.

7. ICS/SCADA Security Fundamentals (6 courses)

What is operational technology and how can you keep it secure? This free SCADA security training will help answer that question as you progress from the fundamentals of industrial control systems (ICS) to implementing security through asset management, intrusion detection and other techniques.

Start learning ICS/SCADA Security Fundamentals now.

8. Infosec Skills Monthly Challenge (3 hand-on labs)

Ready to put your skills to the test and win your share of $1,000 in prizes? Join our monthly challenge! Every month we’ll add three new hands-on labs to test your skills. Log into your free Infosec Skills account to see the current challenge.

Take the Infosec Skills Monthly Challenge now.

Infosec Skills free trial: 1,300+ courses

Infosec Skills contains more than 1,300 courses, hands-on labs, certification practice exams, skill assessments and more. You can try them all for free by upgrading your account to a free trial with the click of a button. If you enjoy what you see, you can subscribe to maintain your access for a month or a year, whatever fits your needs.

Create your free Infosec Skills account to browse them all.

Hands-on cyber ranges

Infosec Skills cyber ranges contain dozens of hands-on labs so you and your team can practice real-world scenarios they’d experience on the job. Analyze network traffic for signs of data exfiltration, run red and blue team exercises against vulnerable content management systems, work with popular cyber security tools, learn advanced adversary tactics and more.

Watch the video below to see our cyber ranges in action.


Prepare for your next certification

Whether you’re trying to earn your CompTIA A+ and land your first help desk job or stand out to recruiters with your CISSP, Infosec Skills has training for you. Click below to start your free trial and begin training — right now!

Train your entire team

Looking to train more than just yourself? Have your entire team try Infosec Skills and see if it’s a good fit for them.

In addition to all the content above, your team trial includes team administration and reporting, custom learning paths, single sign-on (SSO), an API to integrate into your existing LMS and more.

Happy learning, everyone!

Posted: October 5, 2021
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Greg Belding
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Greg is a Veteran IT Professional working in the Healthcare field. He enjoys Information Security, creating Information Defensive Strategy, and writing – both as a Cybersecurity Blogger as well as for fun.

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