Category : Cyber Security


Start Date : November 18, 2020
Course Duration : 45 hrs
Course Type : Self paced
Course Validity : 1 year


This Cyber Security Foundational course, Aligned to Competency Standards developed by SSC NASSCOM in collaboration with Industry and approved by Government.

Foundational Curriculum for Cyber Security is aimed at upskilling those who have a basic understanding of programming or information technologies and helping them expand their knowledge and learn the fundamentals of Cyber Security at a foundation level. This Curriculum has been divided into 6 modules. While the first is an introductory module, the remaining 5 modules correspond to the different aspects of Cyber Security.

Curriculum Details

Scope and Objective:

Enable students to explore the fundamentals of Cyber Security, to provide them with a base from where they can upskill themselves for specific Cyber Security job roles 

Intended Audience:

  • University students enrolled in streams such as Engineering, Computer Science, Statistics, Physical Sciences or Mathematics
  • Employed professionals who wish to explore their career options and interests with regards to Cyber Security
  • Enthusiasts curious about understanding the hype behind Cyber Security


Familiarity with writing code using at least one programming language, or a basic understanding of information technologies

Recommended Job Roles: 

After completing this program, participants are suggested to explore roles such as Analyst Application Security, Analyst Identity and Access Management, Penetration Tester etc.

Key Learning Outcomes: 

At the end of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the fundamentals of Cyber Security and different disciplines covered under Cyber Security
  • Discuss different types of cyber security threats
  • Discuss different types of malwares used to trigger cyber security incidents
  • Explain different types of Cyber Security Attacks & their applications
  • Explain enterprise architecture and different components of enterprise architecture
  • Explain the basic concept of Networking and different types of devices that constitute a network (such as Modem, Hub, NIC, Switch, Router etc.
  • Explain common terminologies related to networking (such as MAC Address, IP Address, Domain Name System etc.)
  • Explain different types of networks (such as Local Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN), Virtual Private Network (VPN) etc.)
  • Explain fundamentals of network models such as OSI (Open System Interconnection) and TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol)
  • Explain different types of internet protocols (such as IPv4, IPv6 etc.)
  • Explain the fundamentals of network firewall
  • Explain what security testing is and the different types of security tests
  • Explain the fundamentals of Identity and Access Management(IAM)
  • Discuss common user Identification and Access Management policies
  • Discuss different types of security controls, user authorization and encryptions and their applications
  • Discuss the fundamentals of incident management, incident response, disaster mitigation and containment
  • Define Business Continuity Plan, Back-up and Recovery Plan and Disaster Recovery Plan
  • Discuss the fundamentals and applications of security forensics    
  • Discuss the basic concepts of continuous security monitoring
  • Explain the basics of change management and configuration management

List of Tools Suggested: 

Kali Linux, Identify and Access Management tools on public cloud platform providers (such as AWS, Azure, Google Cloud etc.), standard software tools and packages (such as MySQL, Linux, Apache), SIEM tools (such as IBM QRadar, Splunk Enterprise Security etc.)

Total Curriculum Duration: 

45 hours (30 hours theory + 15 hours practical) 

Course Introduction
Course Navigation Video
Unit 1: Cyber security and its importance
Unit 2: Different disciplines of cyber security
Unit 3: Cyber security threats and their types
Unit 4: Cyber security attacks and their applications
Unit 1: Basic concepts of networking
Unit 2: Network ports, Network protocols, Types of network devices and key networking terminologies
Unit 3: Basics of ping & traceroute and types of network
Unit 4: Fundamental concepts of OSI model
Unit 5: Network sharing and subnetting
Unit 6: Fundamental concepts of network infrastructure
Practical: 3 HoursThe module demonstrates how to s...
Unit 1: Understanding router model
Unit 2: Assigning IP address
Unit 3: Ways to use various commands
Unit 1: Basics of security testing and its importance
Unit 2: Basics of vulnerability scanning
Unit 3: Penetration testing and risk assessment
Unit 4: Risk assessment test
Unit 5: Security Audit and Posture Assessment Test
Unit 6: Ethical Hacking and Network Monitoring
Unit 7: Security Testing Tools
Practical: 3 HoursThe module demonstrates how to p...
Unit 1: Installing and using various tools
Unit 2: Information gathering
Unit 3: Perform and analyse various attacks
Unit1: Basics of Identity and Access Management & its Importance
Unit 2: Basic concepts of User Identification, Authentication and Authorization
Unit 3: User Identification and Access Management Policies
Unit 4: Tools used for Identity and Access Management in a public cloud platform
Unit 5: Access Control Models
Unit 6: Security Authorization And Encryption
Unit 7: Single Sign-On and Access Management Best Practices
Practical: 3 HoursThe module demonstrates Identity...
Unit 1: Demonstrate how to perform MFA in AWS
Unit 2: Demonstrate the ways to perform MFA in Azure
Unit 1: Basics of security controls
Unit 2: Security Policy and Frameworks
Unit 3: Basics of Incident Management and Incident Response
Unit 4: Basics of Incident Response Plan and Incident Communications Plan
Unit 5: Fundamental Concepts of Incident Monitoring and Identification
Unit 6: Disaster Mitigation and Containment
Unit 7: Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery
Unit 8: Cyber Security Investigation
Unit 9: Basics of a Backup and Recovery Plan
Unit 10: Basic concepts of RTO (Recovery Time Objective) and RPO (Recovery Point Objective)
Practical: 3 HoursThe module demonstrates how to c...
Unit 1: Disaster recovery plan
Unit 2: Describe service replication and how it can be performed
Unit 1: Basics of security forensics & its types
Unit 2: Understanding of system logging and security monitoring
Unit 3: Fundamentals of Continuous Security Monitoring
Unit 4: Techniques for Continuous Security Monitoring
Unit 5: Basics of Data Loss Prevention and its importance
Unit 6: Basic understanding of change and configuration management
Unit 7: Security monitoring tools
Practical: 3 HoursThe module demonstrates how to d...
Unit 1: Installing & Configuring various tools
Unit 2: Creating rules & understand security logs & log sources

Initiative of SSC NASSCOM under the IT/ITeS Sector Skill Council


About SkillsDA

Ingu’s Knowledge Academy Pvt Ltd, known by its brand SkillsDA is a unique platform that brings academia, industry,and skilled staff together to delight the end customers. We are a training & upskilling eco-system that caters to all 4 stakeholders across several sectors that are in dire need of high-quality experience.

SkillsDA offers training for the technical staff, in collaboration with the Industry / Brand owners in line with industry specifications. Individuals who wish to upskill & train themselves can access SkillsDA training & certification. Customers will have access to these trained staff directly through the SkillsDA app/website.

Cyber Security has assumed great significance in protecting our economy and information infrastructure. The recent digital push has added new dimension and urgency to create an army of Cyber Security Professionals. Vasudeva Kutumbakam or boundary less world has attained a new meaning as far as cyber threats and attacks are concerned.

  • SkillsDA is a partner with NASSCOM Futureskills in Cyber security, IoT & Blockchain for foundational and NOS curriculum for its B2A, B2B and B2C platforms.
  • SkillsDA is a MoU partner with Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in working with MoD and DRDO, providing training and consultancy including participation in R&D.
  • SkillsDA is a MoU partner with Coimbatore Institute of Technology – Training & Learning Centre (CIT-TLC) in working with MHRD Projects.
  • SkillsDA is a partner of ISAC, a not for profit organization specialized in Cyber Security and MoUs with NCIIPC, CERT and AICTE for capacity building in cyber security towards National Security requirements.
  • SkillsDA is an ISO 9001:2015 certified Training Company.
  • We provide very focussed and specific training in Cyber security by way of online and blended, curated courses along with Virtual Labs and Our Smart city IOT Simulator.
  • SkillsDA is also an authorized vendor of L&T for cyber security training in Smart City Projects.