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Network Server Security - Protecting the Server and Client Computers

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Network Server Security - Protecting the Server and Client Computers
  • Free Course

  • Channel 9

  • 2-3 Hours

  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • 50 Pts

  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • In this free online course Network Server Security - Protecting the Server and Client Computers you will be introduced to practices and procedures for securing your computer network.

    The course begins by introducing you to firewalls in a computer system and/or network. You will learn about the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model and its seven layers. The course then teaches you about the different types of firewalls. You will learn about different network access methods and technologies to help secure them. You will also be introduced to traps for hackers and isolating computers from the network with VLANs. You will learn about different protocols for securing communications within and outside the network.

    Next, you will be introduced to different malicious software that can attack your computer/network. You will learn about malware, viruses, worms and more. The course teaches you about protecting your computer/network from malicious software, and what you can do to protect your email from spam and malicious intent. You will learn about Internet Explorer’s security features and how they can help protect your system.

    This course will be of great interest to those who wish to further their knowledge of network and server security.

  • 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 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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