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Gain Foundational knowledge of cybersecurity with CSX. Get to know cybersecurity’s key concepts and roles

Created by the industry’s leading minds, ISACA’s® Cybersecurity Nexus™ (CSX) is the only one-stop global resource for everything cybersecurity. CSX is designed to help fortify and advance the industry by educating, training and certifying a stronger, more informed workforce—from recent college graduates to C-suite level executives.

The entry point into our cybersecurity program, Cybersecurity Fundamentals offers a certificate in the introductory concepts that frame and define the standards, guidelines and practices of the industry. The certificate and related training are an ideal way to get started on a career in cybersecurity. These skills are in high demand, as threats continue to plague enterprises around the world. This knowledge-based certificate can enable you to:

  • Demonstrate your understanding of the principles that frame and define cybersecurity and the integral role of cybersecurity professionals in protecting enterprise data
  • Add a credential to your resume/CV that will distinguish you from other candidates for advancement or a new job
  • Stay ahead of the curve on your current career path or start your new cybersecurity career strong

Benefits to the Enterprise
With cybersecurity threats continuing to rise and the growing shortage of appropriately-equipped security professionals worldwide, ISACA's Cybersecurity Fundamentals Certificate program is the perfect way to quickly train entry-level employees and ensure they have the knowledge they need to be successful. Ideal for professionals in related IT roles needing to understand more about cybersecurity concepts. In addition to individual opportunities to purchase and take the exam, enterprise-wide training programs are available.

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The Certificate is aligned with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), which is compatible with global cybersecurity issues, activities and job roles. The Certificate is also aligned with the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA).

For more details, please review the Complimentary ISACA Cybersecurity Fundamentals Certificate Exam Guide.

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Get the Training and Exam Prep that Works Best for You

CSX offers a variety of training options and exam preparation that will hone your knowledge of this increasingly important field and ready you for the Cybersecurity Fundamentals Certificate Exam:

Cybersecurity Fundamentals Study Guide
This is available in hard copy or for download. An excellent stand-alone publication for individual study of the core concepts and terms that frame and define the fast-changing and increasingly important field of cybersecurity, the guide was compiled and written by cybersecurity experts. The guide explores in detail the five key areas covered in the exam and includes self-assessment questions and explanations of the answers.
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Cybersecurity Fundamentals Online Course
Learn online, at your own pace, with the 8-hour Cybersecurity Fundamentals Online Course. Ideal if you’re just entering the field or looking to change careers and need to gain an understanding of foundational concepts and terminology, and the integral role of cybersecurity professionals in protecting enterprise data and infrastructure. The Course is recommended for newcomers to the field who would like to prepare for the Cybersecurity Fundamentals Certificate exam. You can also earn 8 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits by taking the Course.
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Cybersecurity Fundamentals Workshops
Two- and four-day workshops offering in-person instruction on the foundational concepts and principles of cybersecurity are offered during many of ISACA’s conferences and events. Fundamentals Workshops are a great way to earn CPE credit and prepare for the Cybersecurity Fundamentals Certificate exam.

Cybersecurity Fundamentals On-Site Workplace Training
Strengthen your workforce with on-site training customized specifically for your employees. Our Cybersecurity Fundamentals On-Site Training brings expert cybersecurity instructors right to you. Train your entire team in one or more sessions at one fixed price, with minimal downtime and limited or no travel. In addition to preparing students for the Cybersecurity Fundamentals Certificate, on-site training enables attendees.
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Earn 8 CPEs plus 4 CPEs (2 CPEs per examination hour) when a passing score is achieved

You can earn 8 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit hours for completing the Fundamentals Certificate.


For more details, please review the Complementary ISACA Cybersecurity Fundamentals Certificate Exam Guide.

The Cybersecurity Fundamentals exam tests for foundational knowledge across five key areas of cybersecurity:

  • Cybersecurity concepts
  • Cybersecurity architecture principles
  • Cybersecurity of networks, systems, applications and data
  • The security implications of the adoption of emerging technologies
  • Incident response

Exam Details
The Cybersecurity Fundamentals Certificate exam is an online, closed-book, remotely-proctored exam. It covers: (1) Cybersecurity Concepts; (2) Cybersecurity Architecture Principles; (3) Security of Networks, Systems, Applications and Data; (4) Incident Response; and (5) Security Implications and Adoption of Evolving Technology (see Knowledge Statements for details). It includes 75 multiple-choice questions and the passing score is 65%. You will have two hours to complete the exam. Simply schedule the time and date that works for you. 

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For details regarding the exam, including hardware and software requirements, download the complimentary Exam Guide.

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