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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 522 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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    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
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    Dmitri Sologoubenko United Kingdom Thanks for this course 2015-05-20 10:05:35
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    Song Tou Xiong United States of America It is very good course that we need to know. 2015-05-17 23:05:44
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    Philip Davis United States of America Very informative. 2015-05-14 05:05:20
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    Breida McDonough United States of America Great course! Very clear and informative. 2015-05-07 00:05:10
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    Wayne Mahoney United Kingdom Very informative 2015-04-29 14:04:30
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    Sanford Roberts United States of America This course was very challenging but worth it. I'm glad to have successfully passed wishing everyone who wants to take the same course a good luck !!! you can make it 2015-04-22 06:04:38
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    Tyler Smith United States of America Great course! 2015-04-20 18:04:54
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    Trevor Rideout Canada Excellent overview of network security with some fairly in depth topics. Overall very enjoyable and well presented. 2015-04-17 12:04:36
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    Barry Pittman United States of America Easy to understand fundamentals. 2015-04-08 19:04:26
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