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Introduction to Computer Network Security Course


Introduction to Computer Network Security
Introduction to Computer Network Security

Learn about the fundamentals of security within a computer network.


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Course Description

In this free online course Introduction to Computer Network Security you will learn about security in your computer network. You will learn about the core principles of security and physical security. You will learn about the different authentication process your system. You will learn about user rights and permissions. You will learn about tracking users in the system. You will learn about creating proper passwords and common attacks used by hacker to get your passwords.

The course begins by introducing you to the core principles of computer network security. You will learn about privilege levels and what the attack surfaces involve. You will learn about social engineering and people gaining access to system through that. The course teaches you about the four parts of risk management, and about physical security as the first line of defence. You will also learn about the different layers of physical security.

Next, the course reviews authentication. You will learn about the different methods of authentication, setting rights and permissions for users. You will also learn about sharing folders and files. You will learn about tracking user with auditing and about encrypting your data.

Finally, the course reviews issues around password security. You will learn about common password attacks, what a keylogger and sniffers are, and how to create complex passwords that increase security. You will learn about setting up an account lockout for when a user incorrectly attempts to login to your system.

This course would be of great interest to IT specialists, computing students, computer network engineers and those who wish to learn more about network and computer security.

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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

Having completed this course you will be able to:
- Discuss the core principles of security.
- List the four parts of risk management.
- Describe the different layers of physical security.
- Explain the different methods of authentication.
- Describe how to set permissions and rights for your users in a windows operating system.
- Describe the different types of password attacks.
- Explain how to create a complex password.

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 16 votes
Course Title: Introduction to Computer Network Security
Course #: 1077
Course Publisher: Channel 9
Course Category: 1
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Course Description: In this free online course Introduction to Computer Network Security you will learn about security in your computer network. You will learn about the core principles of security and physical security. You will learn about the different authentication process your system. You will learn about user rights and permissions. You will learn about tracking users in the system. You will learn about creating proper passwords and common attacks used by hacker to get your passwords.

The course begins by introducing you to the core principles of computer network security. You will learn about privilege levels and what the attack surfaces involve. You will learn about social engineering and people gaining access to system through that. The course teaches you about the four parts of risk management, and about physical security as the first line of defence. You will also learn about the different layers of physical security.

Next, the course reviews authentication. You will learn about the different methods of authentication, setting rights and permissions for users. You will also learn about sharing folders and files. You will learn about tracking user with auditing and about encrypting your data.

Finally, the course reviews issues around password security. You will learn about common password attacks, what a keylogger and sniffers are, and how to create complex passwords that increase security. You will learn about setting up an account lockout for when a user incorrectly attempts to login to your system.

This course would be of great interest to IT specialists, computing students, computer network engineers and those who wish to learn more about network and computer security.
License: This course is available from Channel 9 OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date: 6th February 2017
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 2-3 Hours
Video/Audio: High
Audio Only: High
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level: Third Level
Validation: Level 6
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Victoria Sawyerr
    Victoria Sawyerr Sierra Leone For a start, this course seem simple. I am now loaded with ideas of securing certain areas that are no go areas in my organisation. Also on how to give rights to users depending on the role they play. 2017-02-07 21:02:33
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