Microsoft Digital Literacy - Computer Security and Privacy

Network and Security
Free Course
Gain a good knowledge of how to protect your computer effectively
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  • Duration

    3-4 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

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It's easy to use a computer safely and responsibly if you know how. The fourth module of the 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.

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Learning Outcomes

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.


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Course Reviews

Kingsley A.
4 weeks ago
Kingsley A.

how do i take an assessment in Alison after completing a module

Christopher G.
2 years ago
Christopher G.

Good background to basic security

2 years ago

Very good course

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