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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 618 votes
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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  • DORIAN WILLIAMS
    DORIAN WILLIAMS United States of America I have enjoyed the course to improve my computer skills 2016-05-18 20:05:44
  • Kelebogile Lesedi
    Kelebogile Lesedi Botswana Thank you very much for this course. I learnt a lot. 2016-05-12 12:05:50
  • Kelebogile Lesedi
    Kelebogile Lesedi Botswana Thank you very much for this course. I learnt a lot from it. 2016-05-12 12:05:38
  • Santiago Echeverri - DnDTec
    Santiago Echeverri - DnDTec Canada Great course! 2016-05-11 19:05:18
  • David Cabral
    David Cabral United States of America Very informative, Excellent! 2016-04-30 01:04:55
  • Ayele Miga
    Ayele Miga Ethiopia It's good. it helps me introduction part as an IT professional 2016-04-26 13:04:26
  • Stewart Ortiz
    Stewart Ortiz United States of America Great way to learning the fundamentals in network security and something you need in your everyday life. 2016-04-26 02:04:11
  • Adeshina Ogunleye
    Adeshina Ogunleye United Kingdom Very good, touches on all aspect of the reading materials. 2016-04-25 12:04:21
  • Devon Harewood
    Devon Harewood Trinidad and Tobago The content of this course is in fact one i would recommend to anyone interested, i've had Network experience before and would agree with the diagrams and content given within this course. 2016-04-21 20:04:54
  • Wendell Prout
    Wendell Prout United States of America Very interesting and in-depth. It however requires much more time than estimated by Alison. 2016-04-18 02:04:24
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