Cybersecurity Fundamentals and the NICERC Cyber Range will begin piloting in September 2019. If you’re interested in being a part of the pilot, email

Cybersecurity Fundamentals is a high-school level course that uses the NICERC Cyber Range teach the basics of protecting internet-connected systems from passive vulnerabilities as well as cyber attacks. In the NICERC Cyber Range, students are able to  simulate cybersecurity scenarios in a safe virtual learning environment.

NICERC Cyber Range
A cyber range is a virtual lab environment where students are able to simulate cybersecurity scenarios in a safe, protected online environment as they explore the back end of IT systems used by today’s industries. The NICERC Cyber Range is powered by a partnership with Virginia Tech and Amazon Web Services. The estimated monthly cost to use the NICERC Cyber Range is $8 per student plus $0.10 for every hour of usage per student.

Cybersecurity Fundamentals Units

Introduction to Cybersecurity



Social Engineering

Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing

Vulnerability Assessment