(ISC)2 - Entry-Level Cybersecurity Certification



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This accelerated ISC(2) Entry-Level Cybersecurity Certification course, introduces the ultimate starting point for an exciting and rewarding career in cybersecurity —(ISC)² entry-level cybersecurity certification. You don’t need work experience, just a passion and the drive to enter a challenging and rewarding field, one that protects the world from cyber threats and bad actors.

The entry-level cybersecurity certification enables students, incoming professionals and career changers to build confidence and enter their first cybersecurity role prepared for what’s next.

(ISC)² has begun the exciting process of exploring the creation of a new certification. To fill the cybersecurity workforce gap, we need to address the workforce shortage facing the industry, especially among entry- and junior-level positions. A foundational cybersecurity certification will help (ISC)² build a pathway to a rewarding career in cybersecurity for many around the world.

The entry-level cybersecurity certification will prove to employers you have the foundational knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for an entry- or junior-level cybersecurity role. It will signal your understanding of fundamental security best practices, policies and procedures, as well as your willingness and ability to learn more and grow on the job.

The (ISC)2 entry-level cybersecurity certification is the first step on a career-long journey that will help cybersecurity professionals gain experience and work toward advanced qualifications such as the (ISC)2 CISSP and (ISC)2 CCSP.

We believe a need still exists in our industry for a certification that is attainable for newcomers and recognizes the growing trend of people entering the cybersecurity workforce without direct IT experience. Employers need confidence that when hiring new entrants into the field they have a solid grasp of the right technical concepts, and a demonstrated aptitude to learn on the job. Moreover, as an (ISC)² certification, the recipient will be an (ISC)² member backed by the world’s largest network of certified cybersecurity professionals helping them continue their professional development and earn new achievements and qualifications throughout their career.

At the end of this course, you’ll achieve your ISC(2) Entry-Level Cybersecurity Certification.

Through Firebrand’s Lecture | Lab | Review methodology you’ll certify at twice the speed of traditional training and get access to courseware, learn from certified instructors, and train in a distraction-free environment.

40% faster

Distraction-free environment


This course is ideal for Individuals pursuing a career in cybersecurity, which can include recent college graduates or those wishing to change careers and entry- and junior-level positions.

Four reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be trained and certified faster. Learn more on this 1-day accelerated course. You'll get at least 12 hours a day of quality learning time in a distraction-free environment
  2. Your course is all-inclusive. One simple price covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals – so you can focus on learning
  3. Pass first time or train again for free. Your expert instructor will deliver our unique accelerated learning methods, allowing you to learn faster and be in the best possible position to pass first time. In the unlikely event that you don't, it's covered by your Certification Guarantee
  4. Study with an award-winning training provider. We've won the Learning and Performance Institute's "Training Company of the Year" three times. Firebrand is your fastest way to learn, with 134.561 students saving more than one million hours since 2001


ISC(2) Entry-Level Cybersecurity Certification

Domains - Security Principles Business Continuity (BC), Disaster Recovery (DR) & Incident Response Concepts Access Controls Concepts Network Security Security Operations

Domain 1: Security Principles (26%, 20 items)

1.1 Understand the security concepts of information assurance Confidentiality Integrity Availability Authentication (e.g., methods of authentication, multi-factor authentication (MFA)) Non-repudiation Privacy 1.2 Understand the risk management process Risk management (e.g., risk priorities, risk tolerance) Risk identification, assessment and treatment

1.3 Understand security controls Technical controls Administrative controls Physical controls

1.4 Understand (ISC)² Code of Ethics Professional code of conduct

1.5 Understand governance processes Policies Procedures Standards Regulations and laws

Domain 2: Business Continuity (BC), Disaster Recovery (DR) & Incident Response Concepts (10%, 7 items)

2.1 Understand business continuity (BC) Purpose Importance Components

2.2 Understand disaster recovery (DR) Purpose Importance Components

2.3 Understand incident response Purpose Importance Components

Domain 3: Access Controls Concepts (22%, 17 items)

3.1 Understand physical access controls Physical security controls (e.g., badge systems, gate entry, environmental design) Monitoring (e.g., security guards, closed-circuit television (CCTV), alarm systems, logs) Authorized versus unauthorized personnel

3.2 Understand logical access controls Principle of least privilege Segregation of duties Discretionary access control (DAC) Mandatory access control (MAC) Role-based access control (RBAC)

Domain 4: Network Security (24%, 18 items)

4.1 Understand computer networking Networks (e.g., Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) model, Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4), Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), WiFi) Ports Applications

4.2 Understand network threats and attacks Types of threats (e.g., distributed denial-of-service (DDoS), virus, worm, Trojan, man-in-the-middle (MITM), side-channel) Identification (e.g., intrusion detection system (IDS), host-based intrusion detection system (HIDS), network intrusion detection system (NIDS)) Prevention (e.g., antivirus, scans, firewalls, intrusion prevention system (IPS))

4.3 Understand network security infrastructure On-premises (e.g., power, data center/closets, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC), environmental, fire suppression, redundancy, memorandum of understanding (MOU)/memorandum of agreement (MOA)) Design (e.g., network segmentation (demilitarized zone (DMZ), virtual local area network (VLAN), virtual private network (VPN), micro-segmentation), defense in depth, Network Access Control (NAC) (segmentation for embedded systems, Internet of Things (IoT)) Cloud (e.g., service-level agreement (SLA), managed service provider (MSP), Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), hybrid)

Domain 5: Security Operations (18%, 13 items)

5.1 Understand data security Encryption (e.g., symmetric, asymmetric, hashing) Data handling (e.g., destruction, retention, classification, labeling) Logging and monitoring security events

5.2 Understand system hardening Configuration management (e.g., baselines, updates, patches)

5.3 Understand best practice security policies Data handling policy Password policy Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) Bring your own device (BYOD) policy Change management policy (e.g., documentation, approval, rollback) Privacy policy

5.4 Understand security awareness training Purpose/concepts (e.g., social engineering, password protection) Importance

Exam Track

At the end of this accelerated course, you’ll sit the following exam at the Firebrand Training centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

ISC(2) Entry-Level Cybersecurity Certification


  • Security Principles 26% 20 Business Continuity (BC), Disaster Recovery (DR) & Incident Response Concepts 10%
  • Access Controls Concepts 22%
  • Network Security 24%
  • Security Operations 18%

What's Included

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Accommodation is included from the night before the course starts. This doesn't apply for online courses.
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free as many times as it takes, unlimited for 1 year. Just pay for accommodation, exams, and incidental costs.


Unlike other (ISC)² certifications, there is no work experience requirement to earn this certification.

Are you ready to get certified in record time?

We interview all applicants for the course on their technical background, degrees and certifications held, and general suitability. If you get through this screening process, it means you stand a great chance of passing.

Firebrand Training is an immersive training environment. You must be committed to the course. The above prerequisites are guidelines, but many students with less experience have other background or traits that have enabled their success in accelerated training through Firebrand Training.

If you have any doubts as to whether you meet the pre-requisites please call (0)8 52 50 01 66 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants, who can help you with a training plan.


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"The instructor was amazing, he made the course come to life."
MB. (28/11/2022 (Monday) to 3/12/2022 (Saturday))

"An amazing instructor, I enjoyed the pace and his method of teaching. He stayed focussed and online with the exam book and I felt reassured that he gave all the information to help you pass the exam"
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"Trainer was fantastic, very engaging, made it clear and precise."
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"The instructor has a very good pedagogical technique. CISSP content is massive and can be really dry in some areas. Having said that, he did a very good job making it fun and stimulating to absorb some theoretical content."
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