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Fundamentals of Network Security


Fundamentals of Network Security
Fundamentals of Network Security

Be more aware of security risks on your computer and 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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Module Title
Module 1: Introduction to Network Security
Module 2: Threats to Communication Networks
Module 3: Role of Encryption in Network Security
Module 4: Implementing Encryption in Networks
Module 5: Authentication and Access Control
Network Security Assessment

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 533 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: Post-Secondary
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Néstor Alexis González Benítez
    Néstor Alexis González Benítez Paraguay A very interesting for an introduction to fundamentals of network security 2015-06-24 13:06:37
  • Anthony Perez
    Anthony Perez United States of America Very good course materials were laid out in a proper order so as to learn and understand the fundamentals. 2015-06-23 04:06:21
  • Katoria Henry
    Katoria Henry United States of America Provided a great depth of detailed modules. You can not skip through the modules and expect to pass this course because each question definitely comes from one of the modules. You really have to read each slide thoroughly and carefully. 2015-06-23 02:06:20
  • Yunusa Olawale Saheed
    Yunusa Olawale Saheed Nigeria The course is very helpful for those who are willing to become professional network administrators. 2015-06-19 03:06:15
  • Dionne Haye
    Dionne Haye United States of America Loved it. 2015-06-04 11:06:54
  • Clinton Born
    Clinton Born United States of America Great introductory course! 2015-06-03 18:06:15
  • Heidi Wakefield
    Heidi Wakefield United Kingdom The course was really informative and the examples provided really enabled me to understand the topic better. 2015-05-31 16:05:03
  • Eric Weaver
    Eric Weaver United States of America This was a very good starter course 2015-05-26 19:05:22
  • Muhammad Zahir Askerali
    Muhammad Zahir Askerali Singapore I had just complete the first module which is the introduction to network security and all I can say is that I really enjoy learning and will be moving on to the next module very soon. Very useful information and I like how they give real life examples and websites for references and most of all its FREE! All the best guys! 2015-05-23 09:05:47
  • Dmitri Sologoubenko
    Dmitri Sologoubenko United Kingdom Thanks for this course 2015-05-20 10:05:35
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