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Introduction to Computer Network Security

IT
Free Course

Learn about the fundamentals of security within a computer network.

  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Publisher

    Channel 9
Description Outcome Certification View course modules

Security in your computer network is of vital importance and the course Introduction to Computer Network Security will introduce you to the core principles of security and physical security. You will learn about the different authentication process your system. You will learn about user rights and permissions. You will learn about tracking users in the system. You will learn about creating proper passwords and common attacks used by hacker to get your passwords.


The course begins by introducing you to the core principles of computer network security. You will learn about privilege levels and what the attack surfaces involve. You will learn about social engineering and people gaining access to system through that. The course teaches you about the four parts of risk management, and about physical security as the first line of defence. You will also learn about the different layers of physical security.

Next, the course reviews authentication. You will learn about the different methods of authentication, setting rights and permissions for users. You will also learn about sharing folders and files. You will learn about tracking user with auditing and about encrypting your data.

Finally, the course reviews issues around password security. You will learn about common password attacks, what a keylogger and sniffers are, and how to create complex passwords that increase security. You will learn about setting up an account lockout for when a user incorrectly attempts to login to your system.

This course will be of great interest to IT specialists, computing students, computer network engineers and those who wish to learn more about network and computer security.

Having completed this course you will be able to: - Discuss the core principles of security. - List the four parts of risk management. - Describe the different layers of physical security. - Explain the different methods of authentication. - Describe how to set permissions and rights for your users in a windows operating system. - Describe the different types of password attacks. - Explain how to create a complex password.

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