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Core 120: Enterprise Security

  • Duration: 40 hours
  • Delivery Options: Online, In-person, Hybrid

Core 120 focuses on the fundamentals of creating, implementing, and managing enterprise-level security efforts. You will cover topics like security frameworks, network architecture, protocols, wireless security, monitoring, virtualization and cloud, basics of malware, data protection, and more.

Who should take this course

Core 120 is designed for a general audience interested in learning about cyber and information security. While focused on those starting a career in cyber, this series is a great starting point for leaders who need to understand cyber. It is recommended that participants complete Core 110 or have at least six months of cybersecurity experience. 

How can you take this course


Available online as either self-paced or live with an instructor


Available in-person either at Purdue or at your location.


Available as a combination of online and in-person

What tools you will use

This course introduces you to several industry tools such as Wireshark, pfSense Firewall, and Oracle VM VirtualBox.

What you can expect from Core 120: Enterprise Security

Large-scale, well-organized, and well-publicized cyber attacks are increasing, making enterprise security more critical than ever. Core 120 focuses on teaching the fundamentals for protecting larger enterprise-level organizations. You will learn systems architecture, network security, enterprise security concepts, cloud security, industrial control systems, and IoT security.

Key Takeaways

For Organizations:

  • Upskill current workforce  
  • Get hands-on with industry tools in virtual labs.
  • Perfect for I.T. and C-suite 

For Individuals

  • Gain an understanding of fundamental cyber concepts.
  • Get hands-on with industry tools in virtual labs.
  • Learn at your own pace online


You can take Core 120 in various ways: self-paced online to in-person with a cyberTAP instructor. The series is divided into six primary sections: each consisting of lectures, readings, quizzes, self-assessments, and virtual labs. Core 120 is 40 credit hours, and you will earn a badge upon passing. 

Course Topics

Security Programs and Architecture: Learn and understand the basics of enterprise system architectures for both risk management and security while gaining a foundation in layered defense,   

Network Security Fundamentals: Understand the basics of network security topics, such as topologies, protocols, and access controls. 

Enterprise Concepts: Learn the ends and outs of enterprise networks, such as endpoint security, vulnerabilities, and controls.

Cloud Concepts and Virtualization: Practice the basics of cloud security and virtualization concepts.

Industrial Control Systems: Understand ICSs, how their security works, SCADA, and see potential attacks.

Internet of Things: Learn key concepts of protecting IoT devices and applications, such as protocols and paths. 

Tech Requirements

It is recommended that all of cyberTAP courses be taken on a laptop or PC that runs either Windows or Linux as an operating system. We also recommended to have a fast and reliable internet access.

Are you interested in learning more?

cyberTAP's comprehensive approach to teaching cyber fundamentals and building practical skills through applied technical training is perfect for those interested in starting a new career, learning a new skill, experiencing a cyberattack firsthand, or making a team around cybersecurity. Our programs are fully customizable to offer a tailored solution for individual and corporate needs. Let's get in touch and see just how cyberTAP can partner with you and develop a training program just for you and your team. 

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