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Network Server Security - Protecting the Server and Client Computers - Revised

Network and Security
Free Course
Network server security focuses on the protection of data and resources held on servers. It utilises tools and techniques that help prevent intrusions, hacking, and other malicious actions. This course will teach you the most important practices and procedures for securing your computer network. You will learn about firewalls, traps for hackers, the different protocols for securing communications within and outside the network, and more.
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  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    Channel 9

Description

Outcome

Certification

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Description

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.

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Learning Outcomes

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

Certification

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 official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certification for completed Certificate courses:

Digital Certificate - a downloadable Certificate in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate, posted to you with FREE shipping
Framed Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate in a stylish frame, posted to you with FREE shipping

All Certification is available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certification, please visit our faqs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certification, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Certification pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.

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