Cybersecurity Level 1 Certification

Exam Format, Topics & Concepts Covered, Prerequisites

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Written by Claire Sindlinger
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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. This Certification is approved by the Virginia, Texas, and South Carolina Departments of Education!

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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

Programming Fundamentals

  • Variables

  • Data Types

  • Functions

  • Looping

  • Branching

  • Arrays

  • Objects

System Administration

  • Operating Systems

  • Software

  • Software Licenses

  • Application Security

  • Browsers

  • System Administration

  • Command Line Interface

IT Infrastructure

  • Internal Components

  • Peripheral Devices

  • Network Devices

  • Storage Options

  • Network Options

  • Network Communication

  • Network Management


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

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