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Fundamentals of Network Security


Fundamentals of Network Security

Fundamentals of Network Security

Be more aware of security risks on your computer and learn how to protect a computer network successfully


Students: 18,320
Course Description

Computer networks are central to modern digital communication technologies; however, network security is constantly under attack from both external and internal sources.


This free online course examines the fundamentals of network security and covers topics such as active and passive attacks on networks, encryption, symmetric and asymmetric key systems, authentication using certification authorities, and access control using passwords and firewalls.
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This course will be of interest to IT professionals who want to learn more about network security or students who are interested in a career as an IT or network administrator.


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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course you will understand and be more aware of the potential threats that are continuously experienced in computer networks today. You will know the measures that need to be taken to avoid these problems in your own computer network.
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You will know the businesses that are more at risk of security concerns and the actions taken to reduce these concerns in a business. You will understand factors of security, such as encryption, that are used to protect computer networks.
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Module Title
Module 1: Introduction to Network Security
Module 2: Threats to Communication Networks
Module 3: Role of Encryption in Network Security
Module 4: Implementing Encryption in Networks
Module 5: Authentication and Access Control
Network Security Assessment

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Course Title Fundamentals of Network Security
Course # 357
Course Publisher OpenLearn
Course Category 1
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Course Description 

Computer networks are central to modern digital communication technologies; however, network security is constantly under attack from both external and internal sources.


This free online course examines the fundamentals of network security and covers topics such as active and passive attacks on networks, encryption, symmetric and asymmetric key systems, authentication using certification authorities, and access control using passwords and firewalls.


This course will be of interest to IT professionals who want to learn more about network security or students who are interested in a career as an IT or network administrator.

License  This course is available from OpenLearn through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date 19 April 2013
   
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner) 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio None
Audio Only None
Animation None
Assessments Yes
 
Education Level
Age appropriateness 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Higher High Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
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  • Banjo Alabi Nigeria I learnt a lot about network security 2014-12-17 21:12:20
  • Robert Panek United States of America Cool Stuff 2014-12-17 20:12:46
  • Method Sibanda Zimbabwe Great course thank you so much 2014-12-16 10:12:52
  • George Paz United States of America very good course, well worth the time 2014-12-15 18:12:37
  • Cal Payne United Kingdom Great course for beginners! 2014-12-13 11:12:18
  • Dan Neidlinger Czech Republic Really interesting but for visual learners it would be better to have more varied and explanatory illustrations. For two or three different concepts the same diagram would be used when an individual diagram for each concept would have been really helpful. 2014-12-12 16:12:54
  • LEWIS BOATWRIGHT United States of America very thorough and yet basic enough to grasp 2014-12-12 07:12:11
  • R T United States of America The course was useful. However, I felt the mathematical equations needed more detailed explanation on how they set up the equation like that and to solve it since it was there. Overall, the course is a fast introductory and good insight. 2014-12-12 07:12:39
  • AHMED DANJUMA Nigeria this will help upcoming network admins to know how they can tackle future threats. 2014-12-11 08:12:18
  • Sai Tin Min Lu Myanmar Thank you! This course is very useful for computer user. the security is very important in this day. I also understand many about the network security. And i can protect my data with encryption. Also understand about the cryptography system. 2014-12-09 18:12:58
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