Sign-up today to join over 7 million learners already on ALISON:

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.


Join 42,539 other students.

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.

CERTIFICATION

To qualify for your official ALISON Diploma, Certificate or PDF you must study and complete all modules and score 80% or more in each of the course assessments. A link to purchase your Diploma certificate will then appear under the My Certificates heading of your My Account page.

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.

Share This Course!






Manage a Group of Learners
Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 638 votes
Course Title: Fundamentals of Network Security
Course #: 357
Course Publisher: OpenLearn
Course Category: 1
Content Origin:
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

Study for Free at Your Own Pace! Start This Course

  • Bryan Smith
    Bryan Smith Ireland Great course! 2016-07-25 17:07:18
  • Mauricio Forero
    Mauricio Forero United States of America Great information about data, network and encrytion processes. Thanks!! 2016-07-06 00:07:37
  • Yves Boris KIBOKO
    Yves Boris KIBOKO Central African I really appreciated the course of computer network security. 2016-06-27 11:06:56
  • Benjamin Kere
    Benjamin Kere Solomon Islands I have learn how basic network security in organizations functions and how to avoid and keep from vulnerability of being attacked. All the basic necessities to keep secured. Thank you Team for support and the friendly learning environment. 2016-06-14 05:06:45
  • Lossan BONDE
    Lossan BONDE Kenya The course is well design, presenting in a simple manner the fundamental concepts and techniques. 2016-06-09 20:06:23
  • Smithville Computer Solutions
    Smithville Computer Solutions South Africa It is intuitive and straight to the point. 2016-06-05 12:06:18
  • Graeme Ikoirere
    Graeme Ikoirere Papua New Guinea Refreshing for myself, also realized some important aspects of networking I was taking for granted. 2016-06-05 05:06:07
  • Richard Peterson
    Richard Peterson United States of America Great course! 2016-06-04 19:06:08
  • Dalton Wright
    Dalton Wright United States of America A good introductory course for those who are unfamiliar with network security as a whole. The material is very basic and easy to digest. I would say this would be a good starting point for those who want to see what network security is all about. 2016-05-24 04:05:17
  • DORIAN WILLIAMS
    DORIAN WILLIAMS United States of America I have enjoyed the course to improve my computer skills 2016-05-18 20:05:44
More Comments and Reviews >>

Study for Free at Your Own Pace! Start This Course

Free, Online Fundamentals of Network Security Course.