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Fundamentals of Network Security Course


Fundamentals of Network Security
Fundamentals of Network Security

IT security training and cyber security training are important to understand security risks on your computer. Learn how to protect a computer network successfully.


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Course Description

Computer networks are central to modern digital communication technologies; however, network security is constantly under attack from both external and internal sources.


This free online course examines the fundamentals of network security and covers topics such as active and passive attacks on networks, encryption, symmetric and asymmetric key systems, authentication using certification authorities, and access control using passwords and firewalls.


This course will be of interest to IT professionals who want to learn more about network security or students who are interested in a career as an IT or network administrator.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course you will understand and be more aware of the potential threats that are continuously experienced in computer networks today. You will know the measures that need to be taken to avoid these problems in your own computer network. You will know the businesses that are more at risk of security concerns and the actions taken to reduce these concerns in a business. You will understand factors of security, such as encryption, that are used to protect computer networks.


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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 545 reviews
Course Title: Fundamentals of Network Security
Course #: 357
Course Publisher: OpenLearn
Course Category: 1
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Course Description:

Computer networks are central to modern digital communication technologies; however, network security is constantly under attack from both external and internal sources.


This free online course examines the fundamentals of network security and covers topics such as active and passive attacks on networks, encryption, symmetric and asymmetric key systems, authentication using certification authorities, and access control using passwords and firewalls.


This course will be of interest to IT professionals who want to learn more about network security or students who are interested in a career as an IT or network administrator.

License: This course is available from OpenLearn through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date: 19 April 2013
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio: None
Audio Only: None
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level:
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Per Morten Bergland
    Per Morten Bergland Norway Basic, but nice. 2015-08-27 13:08:34
  • Jess Harper
    Jess Harper United States of America It was informative, but very dry. It could use some interaction. 2015-08-26 21:08:27
  • billy fitzgerald
    billy fitzgerald United Kingdom Very good course, indepth explanation on some key aspects of security 2015-08-25 19:08:35
  • Kennedy Oduor
    Kennedy Oduor Kenya Its a very good course for network professionals. I encourage everyone in the IT support field to take this course. Thank you ALISON. 2015-08-20 18:08:39
  • Cornell Hudson
    Cornell Hudson United States of America Excellent Course! 2015-08-17 18:08:06
  • Matthew Ward
    Matthew Ward United Kingdom Good basic course, did it in a day and learnt more than I knew before 2015-07-22 16:07:27
  • Victor Chimovu
    Victor Chimovu Zambia This is a very good course and it has opened my mind on the security aspect network. 2015-07-22 11:07:08
  • Jason Roberts
    Jason Roberts United Kingdom Great Course providing valuable information. Found information contained to be thorough for the level of course, definitely provides the fundamentals to understand network security 2015-07-16 10:07:32
  • Kishore Jha
    Kishore Jha India Good one for beginners. 2015-07-16 04:07:19
  • Ade Finch
    Ade Finch United Kingdom Very informative! 2015-07-13 17:07:09
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