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Microsoft Digital Literacy - Computer Security and Privacy

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  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • It's easy to use a computer safely and responsibly if you know how. The fourth module of the free online course Microsoft Digital Literacy will help you gain confidence in computing by explaining the risks and threats to computer security and privacy so that you can understand and prevent them.

  • Upon completion of this course you will learn the most important principles that need to be considered to avoid threats to your computer. You will know the measures to take to protect your computer. You will gain a good knowledge of the best practices for securing online transactions. You will learn how to keep you computer up-to-date. You will be more aware of copyright violation and legal concerns.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

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Modules List( 1 )
  • Microsoft DL - Computer Security and Privacy
    • Computer Security and Privacy
    • Welcome
    • Course Information
    • Module Introduction and Objectives
    • Lesson 1 Introduction to Computer Security and Privacy
    • 1.1 What Is Computer Security and Privacy
    • 1.2 Natural Threats
    • 1.3 Measures for Protection from Natural Threats
    • 1.4 Threats from Human Actions
    • 1.5 Measures for Protection Against Threats from Human Actions
    • 1.6 Computer Threats and Measures for Protection
    • Self Test
    • Lesson 2 Protecting Your Computer
    • 2.1 Guidelines for Protecting Your Computer
    • 2.2 Best Practices for Securing Online and Network Transactions
    • 2.3 Measures for Securing E-Mail and Instant Messaging
    • 2.4 Measures for Securing E-Mail and Instant Messaging Video 1
    • 2.5 Measures for Securing E-Mail and Instant Messaging Video 2
    • 2.6 Measures for Securing E-Mail and Instant Messaging Video 3
    • 2.7 Measures for Securing E-Mail and Instant Messaging Video 4
    • 2.8 Measures for Securing E-Mail and Instant Messaging Video 5
    • 2.9 Measures for Protecting Your Computer
    • Self Test
    • Lesson 3 Protecting Your Family from Security Threats
    • 3.1 Measures to Protect Your Privacy
    • 3.2 Online Predators
    • 3.3 Guidelines for Protection from Online Predators
    • Self Test
    • Lesson 4 Keeping Your Computer Secure and Updated
    • 4.1 Configuring the Computer Security Settings
    • 4.2 Keeping the Computer Up-to-Date
    • Self Test
    • Lesson 5 Computer Ethics
    • 5.1 What Is Intellectual Property
    • 5.2 Copyright Violation and Prevention
    • 5.3 Legal Concerns with Information Exchange
    • Self Test
    • Module Summary
Topics List ( 38 )
Microsoft DL - Computer Security and Privacy
Microsoft DL - Computer Security and Privacy This free online course covers computer security and privacy issues. It explains the risks and threats to computer security and privacy so that you can understand and prevent them.The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
Course Features
  • Duration

    3-4 Hours

  • Publisher

    Microsoft

  • Video

    Yes

  • Audio

    Yes

  • Assessment

    Yes

  • Certification

    Yes

  • Price

    Free

  • Reward

    50 Pts

  • Responsive

    No

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