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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 583 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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  • Victor Akakpo
    Victor Akakpo Ghana It is the greatest tutorials of all time. Simple and loving. I am proud of alison Team. 2016-01-26 15:01:33
  • Bob (Dr Bob) Banerjee
    Bob (Dr Bob) Banerjee United States of America I found it valuable. It took a while to ramp up, but I went fairly rapidly through that, adn some of the final content was deeper than I needed, but it was still useful for a primer. 2016-01-19 21:01:35
  • Enrique Mendoza
    Enrique Mendoza United States of America Very Interesting and eye opening 2016-01-08 14:01:30
  • Terry Hullinger
    Terry Hullinger United States of America I think if u added audio to this it would make the learning even better. 2015-12-28 19:12:36
  • Kyaw Pyiyt Htet
    Kyaw Pyiyt Htet Myanmar Excellent for foundation of Network Security 2015-12-09 06:12:20
  • Olawale Adeleye
    Olawale Adeleye Nigeria This course was highly enlightening and I recommend it for those seeking an introductory knowledge of Network Security. 2015-12-07 18:12:14
  • OLUWAFEMI EMMANUEL
    OLUWAFEMI EMMANUEL Nigeria Great Course! 2015-11-10 12:11:38
  • Reggiemar Doctolero
    Reggiemar Doctolero Philippines Nice and easy to absorb materials! 2015-11-08 05:11:23
  • Helen Barrero
    Helen Barrero Canada Thank you very useful 2015-11-04 00:11:00
  • Tiago Intela
    Tiago Intela Mozambique This course was so fundamental to me since I could recatch up previous knowledge and it has helped me deepen my knowledge. Now I will precisely know what add value to the security of my company corporate network. 2015-11-03 15:11:00
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