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The CodeHS Cybersecurity Level 1 Certification Exam proves students’ foundational understanding of cybersecurity topics and concepts. This certification can serve as a stepping stone for students’ career aspirations and help build programming skill credibility.

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Exam Format

  • Format: 45 Multiple Choice Questions
  • Delivery Method: Online Timed Exam

Topics & Concepts Covered

Cybersecurity Basics 

  • Ransomware
  • Internet of Things
  • Phishing
  • CIA Triad

Digital Citizenship and Cyber Hygiene

  • Digital Footprint
  • Cyberbullying
  • Internet Safety
  • Data Privacy and Security
  • Password Strength
  • Information Literacy
  • Effective Internet Searches
  • Creative Credit and Copyright
  • Hacking Ethics and Legality


  • Basic Cryptography Vocabulary
  • History of Cryptography
  • Caesar Cipher
  • Vigenere Cipher

Software Security 

  • Clients and Servers
  • Databases
  • Security Problems
  • SQL
  • SQL Injection

Networking Fundamentals

  • Internet Hardware
  • Internet Addresses
  • IPv4 and IPv6
  • DNS
  • Routing
  • Packets and Protocols


There are no prerequisites to take the CodeHS Cybersecurity Level 1 Certification Exam. However, we recommend that students take the CodeHS Introduction to Cybersecurity or Fundamentals of Cybersecurity Course to prepare for the exam.

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