Network Server Security - Protecting the Server and Client Computers
Secure your computer network servers and clients from external threats, with this free network and security course.
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A firewall protects a computer or network from network-based attacks and filters data packets traversing the network. This course will first discuss network security and introduce you to the Open System Interconnection (OSI) model and the three generations of firewalls. You will then look into the function of the Network Access Protection (NAP), Intrusion Detection System (IDS), and Intrusion Prevention System (IPS). This course will also discuss the Virtual Private Network (VPN), the Internet Protocol Security (IPsec), the Secure Socket Layer (SSL), and the DNS Security Extension (DNSSEC).
Malware is a malicious software designed to infiltrate or affect a computer system. This course will discuss malware's association with viruses, worms, trojan horses, spyware, rootkits, and dishonest hardware. You will also learn how to protect your computer system, email, and server against malware. The course will then discuss the User Account Control (UAC), the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA), and how the Internet Explorer divides a network into four content zones.
A firewall is a piece of software or hardware that filters all incoming and outgoing traffic to your computer system or network. Upon the completion of this course, you will have gained a better understanding of the different malicious software that can attack a firewall. You will also learn how to safeguard your email from spam and malicious intent, prevent malware from being downloaded from an untrusted website, and more! So, check out the course and enhance your knowledge of network and server security, today.
Module 1: Understanding Network Security
Introduction to Firewalls
Network Access and Isolation Protection
Protocol and Wireless Network Security
Module 2: Protecting the Server and Client
Protecting Your Computer from Malware
Protecting the Client Computer, Email and Server
Securing Internet Explorer
Module 3: Network Server Security Assessment
Having completed this course you will be able to: - List the different firewall types. - Discuss different network access methods and isolation methods. - Describe different protocols for network security. - Identify different threats to your computer, and/or network such as malware, worms, rootkits etc. - Explain how you can protect your computer and/or network from different threats. - Describe how to use Internet Explorers security features.
All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire an official Certificate, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certificate is:
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Server security concerns the tools and techniques that help prevent intrusions, hacking, and other malicious actions against the data and resources held on web servers. With Alison's server security course, you will learn how to protect an organization's information assets held on servers and keep them safe when accessed from the Internet.
The best free online server security courses available on Alison are Network Server Security - Protecting the Server and Client Computers - Revised, Microsoft Digital Literacy - Computer Security and Privacy, and Wide Area Networks and Networking Services and Security - Revised.
Each of the online server security courses on Alison are free, as are all of Alison's online courses. Alison's learners do not have to pay anything to take these courses unless they want a digital or physical copy of the course certificate.
Free, Online Network Server Security - Protecting the Server and Client Computers Course
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