Advanced PC Security (Self-Paced Tutorial)
You can become a hacker, legally and ethically. This course will teach you to think like a hacker as you master the use of hacking tools and techniques to better secure your network and keep your private information private.
When is hacking legal? When you use it to secure your own network. This course will teach you readily available hacking tools and techniques to audit your network so you can locate and close security holes. You will discover how to better protect your system against those who wish to gain unauthorized access.
In this course, you will discover the complex method of electronic breaking and entering. You’ll learn the terms and programming behind the interaction between hardware and software when communicating through a network. Following packets of data from one point to another through an entire network, you will discover where the flaws exist for data loss and security breaches. You’ll learn about the seven layers of the OSI model, and the dependencies of hardware and software interaction through packet transmission. Along the way, you will see how private data can quickly become public knowledge. Let this course establish the foundation of your network security. Learn how hackers think so you can harden your defenses against them!
- This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
- In addition your primary computer, you will need access to one or more networked computers that do not contain any data you consider sensitive, due to performing security exercises and testing throughout the course.
- PC: Windows 8 or newer.
- Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
- Completion of the online Introduction to PC Security course (or equivalent experience), or completion of Introduction to Networking course (or equivalent experience).
- You must be familiar with PC and networking terminology and have at least a basic knowledge of how networks function.
Course Hours: 24.00