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Cyber Security Fundamentals

Course Overview

Our Cyber Security Fundamentals training package has been developed for individuals looking to train for a career in IT or Cyber Security but who lack the fundamental knowledge and qualifications to get started.

This Cyber Security training package includes the following training course and exams:

Throughout your training you will cover a variety of fundamental IT areas, including:

  •    IT Concepts & Terminology
  •    Infrastructure
  •    Applications & Software
  •    Software Development
  •    Database Fundamentals
  •    Security

If you are serious about a career in Cyber Security, we suggest considering one of our larger Cyber Security training packages: 

Cyber Security Professional with Recruitment Support - includes training and exams for CompTIA IT Fundamentals, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, and recruitment support after your training. 

Cyber Security Specialist with Recruitment Support - includes CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker, and recruitment support after your training.

Gain multiple CompTIA Qualifications. Enrol today!

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  • Delivery Method: Online & Virtual
  • Exams: Included
  • Duration: Varies by course
  • Certified & Experienced Trainers
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  • Delivery Method: Online & Virtual
  • Exams: Included
  • Duration: Varies by course
  • Certified & Experienced Trainers
  • Fully accredited courseware
  • Interest-free Payments
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Why study the Cyber Security Fundamentals package with e-Careers?

We offer a wide range of CompTIA certifications, so if you are looking to embark on a career in IT or Cyber Security, we can help you reach your goals and work towards a rewarding career in this sector.

We have helped over 4,000 delegates gain employment in the IT and Cyber Security sectors through our Job Academy Programmes and helped over 595,000 delegates globally with their training requirements.

Our 5-star rating on Trustpilot from over 9,000 delegates shows our passion and commitment to our students, and we want you to succeed! Read through our delegates experiences to find out more.

You’ll also benefit from:

  •    eLearning materials focused on updated materials
  •    Having a CompTIA Authorised Training Partner
  •    Tutor Support
  •    Interest-free payment options

Why should I choose to study CompTIA Certifications?

CompTIA certifications, especially the IT Fundamentals+ Certification, offers individuals with little or no experience of IT an entry point into this exciting and well-paid industry.

Having earned your CompTIA certification, you’ll have your knowledge validated by an industry recognised awarding body, which can be used to gain employment internationally.

Students new to IT

Many delegates undertaking the CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ Certification have never worked in the IT sector or have limited knowledge of IT. CompTIA certifications enable anyone in this category to gain the knowledge and confidence to get into their first IT job roles and work their way towards a career in this sector.

Is the Cyber Security Fundamentals package suitable for me?

If you’re looking to change careers for a job in IT or Cyber Security but have limited knowledge, skills, or experience, this is the best place for you to start. This certification covers essential topics for entry-level IT jobs and provides the springboard for more Cyber Security training.

This course would also suit:

  •    Students who are considering an IT career.
  •    Professionals who work in areas requiring a broad understanding of IT.
  •    Operations, Sales and Marketing staff in IT-based organisations.


There are no official prerequisites for this CompTIA IT Fundamentals Certificate, or CompTIA A+ Certificate, so anyone can enrol on this course.

What jobs can I apply for after my Cyber Security Fundamentals training?

By earning your CompTIA IT Fundamentals and A+ Certificates, you can show employers that you can manage IT tools and demonstrate technological skills, making you an asset to the business.

These fundamental certificates are the first step towards a career in IT or Cyber Security, and alongside other CompTIA certifications, can see you working in job roles like:

  •    Junior IT Support Analyst – £22k
  •    IT Support Technician – £26k
  •    Junior Network Engineer – £28k
  •    Junior Software Developer – £30k

While the above salaries showcase UK averages, there’s the potential to increase your earning potential with additional CompTIA certifications. 

(Source: ITJobsWatch)

CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ Syllabus

  •    Core Hardware Components
  •    Peripherals and Connectors
  •    Computing Devices and the Internet of Things
  •    Operating Systems
  •    Software Applications
  •    Software Development
  •    Database Fundamentals
  •    Networking Concepts and Technologies
  •    Security Concepts and Threats
  •    Security Best Practices
  •    Business Continuity and Computer Support

CompTIA A+ Syllabus

CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001) Modules

  •    Motherboards, Processors, and Memory
  •    Internal Expansion, Storage Devices, and Power Supplies
  •    Peripherals and Connectors
  •    Custom PC Configurations
  •    Installing and Configuring Printers
  •    Networking Fundamentals
  •    Introduction to TCP/IP
  •    Installing Wireless and SOHO Networks
  •    Network Services, Virtualisation, and Cloud Computing 
  •    Understanding Laptops
  •    Understanding Mobile Devices
  •    Mobile Device Connectivity and Synchronisation
  •    Troubleshooting Methodology and Resolving Core Hardware Problems
  •    Hardware and Network Troubleshooting

CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1002) Modules

  •    Operating Systems Basics
  •    Operating Systems Administration
  •    Working with Windows 10
  •    Working with Windows 8/8.1
  •    Working with Windows 7
  •    Working with macOS and Linux
  •    Scripting and Remote Access
  •    Security Concepts
  •    Securing Operating Systems
  •    Troubleshooting Operating Systems and Security
  •    Documentation and Professionalism
  •    Safety and Environmental Concerns

CompTIA IT Fundamentals Exam Details

The CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam focuses on the skills and knowledge necessary to be able to identify and explain the basics of computing, software development, IT infrastructure, and database use.

Exam: Code FCO-U61

Exam format - Multiple-choice.

Number of questions - Maximum of 75.

Duration – 60-mins.

Pass mark - 650/900 (72%).

CompTIA A+ Exam Details

Exam: Code 220-1001 & 220-1002

Exam format – Multiple-choice.

Number of questions - 90.

Duration – 90-mins.

Pass marks:

220-1001: 675/900 (75%).

220-1002: 700/900 (78%).

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