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Information Security Basics

AWR173 - 13.00 Hours

Schedule

  • EC  AWR173  67
    No cost

Description

Information Security Basics is designed to teach entry and mid-level IT staff the technological fundamentals of information security. The goal of this course is to provide trainees some preliminary knowledge of computer security to help in identifying and stopping various cyber threats. In addition to providing an introduction to information assurance, trainees will also learn general concepts (terminologies), an overview of TCP/IP, introductory network security, introductory operating system security, and basic cryptography.

Two credit hours through ACE are provided only if all four courses within the Online for IT Professionals (Cyber 201) track are completed.

Prerequisite

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Requirements

  • Current browser (i.e., Internet Explorer or, Firefox, Safari)
  • To prevent issues during your online course, please be sure that your web browser is updated to the latest version.
  • Pop-ups must be enabled.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7 or higher
  • Adobe Flash 9.0.45.0 or higher

Recommended

Broadband connection recommended.

Topics

Overview and terminology +General concepts +TCP/IP networking +Network security +Operating systems and security+Cryptography

Audience

  • Emergency management agency
  • Emergency medical services
  • Fire service
  • Administrative
  • Law enforcement
  • Healthcare
  • Public health
  • Public safety communications
  • Public works
  • Hazardous materials personnel

    Government Programs, Certifications and Accreditations

    For DHS/FEMA Funded Courses, please contact (800) 541-7149

    Education Credits

    • 1.30 CEUs

    Contact Information

    Knowledge Engineering

    Phone: (800) 541-7149 | Tollfree: (800) 541-7149

    Other Information

    In order to receive the full two credit hours, all four classes in the Cybersecurity for IT Professionals track must be successfully completed

    After registering for this online course, you will receive an email with instructions for getting started. If you do not receive a confirmation within one hour, please contact us.

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