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SEC-100: CyberCore- Security Essentials

OffSec CyberCore Certified (OSCC)

Start your cybersecurity career with OffSec, the global leader in cybersecurity training. Learners will:

  • Learn cybersecurity fundamentals like networking, offensive techniques, and defensive best practices

  • Practice security in the cloud including architecture overviews and an introduction to AWS

  • Prepare for real-world scenarios with hands-on exercises

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SEC-100 Overview

SEC-100 Overview

The SEC-100 CyberCore- Security Essentials course was created by OffSec, the leading global cybersecurity training company behind the OSCP and Kali Linux. This course & corresponding certification encourage learners to:

  • Comprehensive syllabus: Learn offensive techniques, defensive tactics, cryptography, and operating system security, critical skills needed to start a career in cybersecurity
  • Practical skills: Hands-on labs in addition to theoretical content will prepare learners for real world scenarios

Explore many cybersecurity disciplines

Get access to training across important cybersecurity disciplines. These core skills will offer any learner insight into offensive techniques, defensive tactics, cryptography, and operating systems, which are all critical skills needed to start a career in cybersecurity.

Who should get certified?

  • Recent graduates or current students looking to break into cybersecurity
  • Anyone looking to start a cybersecurity career
  • IT generalists looking to move into cyber

Learning objectives

  • Get an industry-recognized certification to be ready for an entry-level job in cybersecurity
  • Understand offensive and defensive techniques
  • Gain hands-on experience putting skills to the test in labs

Key Learning Modules in SEC-100: CyberCore- Security Essentials

Introduction to CyberCore

  • An introduction to the SEC-100 CyberCore. - Security Essentials course covering essential offensive, defensive, build, and business-related cybersecurity skills

Anatomy of Cybersecurity

  • This module presents an overview of the principles of cybersecurity. Discusses the uniqueness of the cybersecurity industry, highlighting the distinctive mindset required by cybersecurity practitioners. Introduction of key terms, and outlines cybersecurity processes and capabilities. Provides a high-level overview of the key job roles represented in the industry, reveals how they interact with the various elements of cybersecurity and highlights how they work together

Networking Fundamentals

  • Introduction to networking, including OSI, IP, TCP, UDP, DNS, wireshark, DHCP, ARP, NAT, VPN and firewalls

Linux Basics

  • Introduction to the fundamentals of Linux-based operating systems including the command line, the Linux filesystem, users, groups and file permissions

Introduction to Offensive Skills

  • An introduction to the offensive skills covered in the SEC-100: CyberCore Security Essentials curriculum

SOC Management Practices

  • Introduction to SOC workflow, Cyber Kill Chain, Logging, Operational Security, Security Management

Offensive Cloud Fundamentals

  • Introduction to the methodology, frameworks, and attack techniques for conducting penetration testing assessments on cloud computing environments

SEC-100 CyberCore- Security Essentials Overview




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Why become OffSec CyberCore Certified?

Hands-on training

OffSec teaches theoretical concepts and reinforces those concepts with hands-on labs. Learners are better prepared for real-world security scenarios.

Trusted teaching methodology

OffSec is the only training company relied upon by hundreds of companies as a hiring standard. OffSec's theoretical training and hands-on labs empower learners and protect organizations.

Workforce readiness

Be ready for real-world challenges by developing a curious mindset. Understand the importance of creative thinking and testing to continuously improve.



  • Introduction to CyberCore
  • Anatomy of Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity Roles
  • Cloud Computing Fundamentals
  • Linux Basics I
  • Windows Basics I
  • Python Scripting Basics
  • PowerShell Scripting Basics
  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Enterprise Network Architecture
  • Introduction to Network Firewalls
  • Background to Contemporary AI
  • Cryptography
  • Penetration Testing Process
  • Information Gathering / Nmap
  • Web Attacks
  • Attacking Endpoints
  • Introduction to Linux Privilege Escalation
  • Introduction to Windows Privilege Escalation
  • Defense Evasion
  • Offensive Cloud Fundamentals
  • SOC Management Processes
  • Defensive Processes
  • Vulnerability Management
  • Malware Analysis
  • Social Engineering and Phishing
  • Ransomware, DDoS, and Availability
  • WIFI Security
  • Embedded Systems
  • Industrial Control Systems and Operational Technology
  • Software Engineering Security
  • Foundational Input Validation Concepts
  • Design of Trustworthy Systems
  • Cloud Architecture Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Assurance Testing
  • Business Decisions in Security
  • Risk Management
  • Getting hired / Manage your career

What skills will I gain?

Common jobs after certification

Start learning with OffSec

Our SEC-100: CyberCore course launches June 25th! Fill out the form to learn more about this exciting opportunity to develop your cybersecurity skills and break into an exciting new career.