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Introduction to Computer Network Security

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Introduction to Computer Network Security
  • Free Course

  • Channel 9

  • 2-3 Hours

  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • 50 Pts

  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • In this free online course Introduction to Computer Network Security you will learn about security in your computer network. You will learn about 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 would 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.

  • 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.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to celebrate and share your success. It is:

    • Ideal to include with CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • A way to show your ability to learn and achieve high results

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