Network Security for Homes and Small Businesses

AWR396 – 2.00 Hours


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This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

US Flag The Internet (the world’s largest network) allows us to accomplish tasks more conveniently and efficiently at home, work and on the road! However, there are security risks with networks, and users must be aware and remain vigilant about these risks and how to secure their home or small business network. This course will introduce students to the basics of networks for homes and small businesses and provide them with best practices to secure their networks in order to protect their personal information as well as other (friends, family, customers, vendors, etc.) information that may flow through their network.

As part of a Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS/FEMA) cooperative agreement training program, this course is available at no direct cost to state, county, and local government agencies.


  • There are no prerequisites for this course.

    Enrollment Requirements

    Participants must be U.S. citizens. A FEMA Student ID is required to register for and participate in any training provided by FEMA agencies. All FEMA training providers, registration systems, and enrollment procedures are required to use this FEMA SID, which can be obtained at the following website:; or with TEEX assistance upon arrival for class.

Course Completion Requirements

Participants are required to complete all course content and score a 70% or better on the Post-Test in order to receive a course certificate of completion.

Attendance Requirements

To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Apply best practices for securing a network for their home or small business

Suggested Audience

This awareness level class is intended for anyone wanting to learn how to setup a secure small network in their home or small organizations including State, local, tribal, and territorial governments.

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Contact Information

Business & Cyber Solutions
Phone: (979) 431-4837
Email: [email protected]