Considering a career in Cybersecurity?


    Join McMurry University's Cybersecurity Program Director for a free Introduction to Cybersecurity course through Cisco Networking Academy, an internationally recognized online academy designed to help build technical skills.

    You'll learn what cybersecurity is and see if it's the field for you in this free class. Read more and register below!

    July 6 - 20
    15 hours of online, self-paced learning
    2 live Zoom sessions as a class
    Earn an industry-recognized badge 
    from Cisco Networking Academy
    and a spot in McMurry's first
    Cybersecurity cohort
    100% free course!


    Join this free Introduction to Cybersecurity course through the Cisco Networking Academy taught by Mike Parker, McMurry University Cybersecurity Program Director. Course registration is completely free, and consists of 15 hours of online, self-paced instruction and two synchronous Zoom classes sessions led by Mr. Parker. No prerequisites are required.

    This introductory course is designed to give students foundational knowledge of the Cybersecurity industry by exploring cyber trends, threats, and the broader topics of the field. Students will focus on learning four skills:

    • What cybersecurity is and its potential impact for each of us

    • The most common cyber threats, attacks, and vulnerabilities

    • How businesses protect their operations from attacks

    • The latest job trends and why cybersecurity continues to grow

    This course is not for credit at McMurry, but instead to earn an industry-recognized Cisco Networking Academy badge and to familiarize students with the Cybersecurity field. It also prepares students to move directly into McMurry's online Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity.

    All students who successfully complete the Introduction to Cybersecurity course will receive not only the Cisco badge, but also McMurry gear and a guaranteed spot in the first cohort of the McMurry Cybersecurity online program*. Click here to apply for the program today!


    *Pending admission eligibility

    Have questions about this course?

    Contact Mike Parker, Cybersecurity Program Director, at