About the certification


Cybersecurity skills are in high demand. The Cybersecurity Foundation is an entry-level certification intended for IT professionals seeking to validate their knowledge of cybersecurity. This exam includes topics such as the most common types of cybersecurity attacks (Spoofing, IP Address spoofing, ARP spoofing, DNS spoofing, email spoofing, port scanning, Denial of Service Attack,

Distributed Denial of Service Attack, network sniffing, Man-in-the-middle attack, session hijacking attack, Cross-side scripting attack, SQL injection attack, buffer overflow attack, brute force attack) threats, vulnerabilities, types of malware (viruses, worms, trojans, rootkits, backdoors, ransomware, adware, spyware, botnets), phishing, pharming, spam, scams, frauds, identity theft, social engineering, network security, encryption, cryptography, digital certificates, privacy, anti-malware tools and wireless security.

The Cybersecurity Foundation certification exam is an online, closed-book, remotely-proctored exam. It includes 40 multiple-choice questions and the passing score is 70%. You will have 60 minutes to complete the exam. Validate your knowledge of cybersecurity and advance your career. Register for your online exam now!

Exam details


Exam code

ITC-002

Launch date

February 27, 2016

Exam description

The Cybersecurity Foundation exam tests the candidate's knowledge in cybersecurity.

Current version

1.0

Exam format

Multiple choice; computer-based; closed book

Number of questions

40 questions

Passing score

70% (28 out of 40)

Exam duration

60 minutes

Level

Entry-level

Languages

English and Portuguese (Brazilian)

Exam description

Cybersecurity concepts, most common types of cybersecurity attacks (Spoofing, IP Address spoofing, ARP spoofing, DNS spoofing, email spoofing, port scanning, Denial of Service Attack, Distributed Denial of Service Attack, network sniffing, Man-in-the-middle attack, session hijacking attack, Cross-side scripting attack, SQL injection attack, buffer overflow attack, brute force attack) threats, vulnerabilities, types of malware (viruses, worms, trojans, rootkits, backdoors, ransomware, adware, spyware, botnets), phishing, pharming, spam, scams, frauds, identity theft, social engineering, network security, encryption, cryptography, digital certificates, privacy, anti-malware tools and wireless security.)

RECOMMENDED HOURS OF STUDY

16 hours

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this certification

Recommended experience

Six months of work experience in Cybersecurity

Validity period

Lifetime

Cost

USD 150

How to get certified


1

Browse our certification programs and choose your certification.

2

Discover the exam objectives and prepare for your exam.

3

Register for your online proctored exam.

4

Take your online proctored exam in the comfort of your home or office.

5

Congratulations! You are certified!

Stackable Certifications


Earn 4 certifications and receive an integrator certification (designation).

InfoSec Foundation

Computer Forensics Foundation

Ethical Hacking Essentials

Cybersecurity Foundation

Information Security Specialist

Frequently Asked Questions


  • How much do Itcert's exams cost?

    All exams are available for USD 150 each. Prices may vary slightly by region and currency exchange rates.

  • Are there any prerequisites to take the exams?

    There are no prerequisites to take the exams. Itcerts recommends that candidates have at least six months of work experience in the area that the certification covers.

  • What is the exam retake policy?

    If a candidate does not achieve a passing score on the first attempt, there is no waiting period between the first and the second attempt. If a candidate does not achieve a passing score on the second attempt, the candidate must wait at least 7 days before retaking the exam for a third time. A candidate may not take a given exam any more than three times per year (12 months).

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  • Are there any mandatory training to take an exam?

    Training is recommended as part of your certification preparation, but it is not mandatory.

  • Which languages are the exams available in?

    Our exams are currently available in English, Spanish and Portuguese (Brazilian).

  • Where can I take the exams?

    Exams are delivered online (Online Proctored Exams) and can be taken from anywhere in the world.

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