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Cyber Security Course Online CYB-200 - Cyber Security Foundations

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Register By: June 24 Classes Start: June 26

Gain skills and college credits in just 8 weeks

  • $960 course cost ($320/credit) 
  • Upskill and earn college credits 
  • 100% online, no set class times 
  • Course only 8 weeks long
  • No application fee
  • No SAT/ACT scores required

Course Overview

Whether you’re looking to upskill for your career or get a jumpstart on your degree, SNHU’s online cyber security course, CYB-200 - Cyber Security Foundations, can help you gain the skills you need to move forward.

Cyber security is a top concern for most organizations. While the internet creates many opportunities for businesses to connect with both customers and suppliers, it also opens the door for cyber criminals to steal confidential data, commit financial crimes, influence political discourse and attack our modern digital society.

In this online cyber security course, you'll learn about basic cyber security concepts, objectives and design principles. You’ll also explore common cyber threats and develop basic strategies to protect against them. Furthermore, the course will help you gain an understanding of how legal and human factors influence organizational security.

There are many benefits to taking a single online course at SNHU, including ease of enrollment, short eight-week terms and 100% online coursework you can access 24/7. Perhaps the most notable benefit is that taking a single online course can be the gateway to wherever you're looking to go next. Whether its transferring credits back to another institution, upskilling for your current role or a potential new one, or testing the waters of a degree program before entering as a student, the opportunities are endless.

For those looking to further their education in cyber security, SNHU offers degrees from associate to master's. CYB-200 - Cyber Security Foundations is part of both our Associate of Science in Cyber Security and Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security programs, which means it can help bring you one step closer to reaching your educational and professional goals.


Throughout this eight-week course, you'll study various cyber security principles and practices, gain insight into legal and human factors and study common cyber threats. In addition, you'll explore how to apply proven security strategies to solve real-world cyber security problems.

This course uses projects, quizzes, readings and discussions to help students familiarize themselves with authentic cyber security tasks and problems.

You'll learn how to:

  • Use the CIA triad of confidentiality, integrity and availability to identify important security objectives
  • Differentiate between adversarial and environmental cyber threats
  • Apply fundamental security design principles to develop effective security controls
  • Increase organizational awareness of important cyber security concerns

Where Can a Single Course Take You?

There are lots of advantages to taking a single course. Whether you want to grow in your current career, prepare yourself for a new one, or get one step closer to a college degree, an individual course is a great way to get started.

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Upskill for Your Career

SNHU courses focus on real-world, career-focused skills that you can use immediately in the workplace, or to help prepare you to advance in the field.


Earn College Credits

Course credits may be transferred to a degree program at SNHU or another university, depending on your university’s transfer policy.

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Finish in Just 8 Weeks

Not only is a single course low-commitment, but it’s a fast way to gain skills, college credits, and explore what it’s like to take courses at SNHU.

Brendan Carey

Set Yourself up for Career Success

Brendan Carey, Adjunct Faculty

“No matter how much technology and threats evolve, the foundations of cyber security remain the same. CYB-200 will help students build the foundational skills needed for success on a cyber security team.”

Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates for SNHU's online courses are among the lowest in the nation.

Non-Degree Seeking Coursework Only Course Cost Credits Earned
Online Undergraduate
$960 ($320/credit)

Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.

Please note: Books and materials are not included in the above costs. Federal Financial Aid is not available, but you can use employer tuition benefits or tuition reimbursement if available to you. Contact your employer benefits manager to see if you have funds available, or talk to our admission team to learn about payment options.

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