Cybersecurity Level 2 Certification

Exam Format, Topics & Concepts Covered, Prerequisites

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The CodeHS Cybersecurity Level 2 Certification Exam proves students’ understanding of advanced 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

Advanced Cryptography

  • Block and Transposition Ciphers

  • Asymmetric and Symmetric Encryption

  • Public Key Cryptography

  • Hash Functions

  • Digital Certificates

Advanced Networking

  • Network Devices (IDS, IPS, UTM)

  • Access Control

  • Physical Security (Biometrics, Mantrap, etc)

  • Environmental Controls

  • Ports and Protocols (TCP, UDP)

  • Wireless Protocols (802.11ac, etc)

  • Private Networks (DMZ, VPN, MAC filtering)

  • Mobile Device Security

Cyber Defense

  • Threats, vulnerabilities, and exploits

  • Malware Types and Prevention (Trojan, worm, rootkit, etc)

  • Network Attacks (Cross-Site Scripting, DDos, Botnet, etc)

  • Internal Attacks (BIOS, UEFI, DLP)


  • Change Management

  • Incident Response Plans

  • Software Licenses

  • Data Policy, Privacy and Protection

Risk Management

  • Types of Vulnerabilities

  • Risk Assessment

  • Risk Response

  • Penetration Testing

Sample Exam Questions - coming soon


There are no prerequisites to take the CodeHS Cybersecurity Level 2 Certification Exam. However, we recommend that students take the CodeHS Advanced Cybersecurity course to prepare for the exam.

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