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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1What is Network Security? - Definition & Fundamentals
Course SummaryTake Computer Science 202 to quickly review essential network and system security topics. The course can be used to improve your personal computer skills, supplement your computer science textbook, help you study for upcoming exams, get ahead in a class and much more.
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Computer Science 202 is a comprehensive online course that covers the foundations of network and system security. Explore the course's simple and expertly taught lessons to review the basics of information security, as well as important topics pertaining to network encryption, firewall systems, authentication, auditing and configurations. You'll also gain insight on wireless network and web application security. Our lesson break down these concepts using simple definitions and illustrative examples, and you'll have the opportunity to check your understanding of the material through the course's interactive self-assessments.
If you're a student in a computer science course, you can use this course to supplement your textbooks and reinforce the information you've been learning about network security. These lessons can help you study for upcoming exams and even learn new concepts for the professional environment. The course's online format and 24/7 availability makes it easy for students, professionals and independent learners to learn about network and systems security at any time that's convenient.
|Introduction to Network Security||Define network security; compare types of network securities; recognize types of network security threats and vulnerabilities.|
|Information Security Overview||Identify different types of information security; explain a variety of information security policies and planning methods.|
|Network Encryption||Define the concept of network encryption and outline the basic encryption methods.|
|Network Firewall Systems||Explain how firewalls can restrict access to networks; identify types of firewall protections; compare types of firewall uses and implementations.|
|Wireless Network Security||Identify various wireless technologies and standards; recognize the topology and architecture of wireless networks; define WLAN security.|
|Web Application Security||Differentiate between various web languages and describe the basics of web client-server communication.|
|Network Authentication||Explain why authentication is a critical aspect of network access control; describe various VPN architectures.|
|Network Auditing & Configuration||Assess the role that configuration and change management play in network environment auditing; recognize formal audit programs and explain how they relate to network environments.|
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