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Ilmoittautuminen ja opintomaksu

Cyber Security Base: Introduction to Cyber Security is a massive open online course (MOOC), which means it is available to everyone free of charge. The ECTS credits are possible to people who have a Finnish social security number (=Personal identity number). Information on Finnish personal identity numbers/codes: https://vrk.fi/en/personal-identity-code1

If you complete the course and wish to have the credits entered in the University of Helsinki’s student records, you must register for the course at the Open University. Students register for the course after completing it. The teacher sends a link to the registration form to students who complete the course. Please note that the course registration form is open for a pre-defined period only. Further information.

If you are completing DEFA (Digital Education For All) studies, Cyber Security Base: Introduction to Cyber Security is one of the courses that can be completed for application purposes; please see information in Finnish at https://www.helsinki.fi/fi/projektit/digital-education-for-all/opiskelijaksi.

How can I become a student?

Practical instructions for studying

Ar­range­ments for stu­dents in need of spe­cial sup­port

We reserve the right to change our study programme.


This course is a massive open online course (MOOC), which means it is available to everyone. For further information about the course, please see the MOOC learning environment.

You can find frequently asked questions on the course at the MOOC learning environment.

Taking this course does not give students access to a University of Helsinki user account. Once their credits have been registered, students will receive a confirmation message to the email address they have provided.

The course is completed in the MOOC learning environment, which contains the material and instructions necessary for completing the course.

The course is part of the subject studies in Computer Science.