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Basics of Network Security

Coventry University via FutureLearn

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  • Provider FutureLearn
  • Subject Cybersecurity
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 3 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 2 weeks long

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Overview

Understand the threats posed to organisations’ networks and how to secure them.

On this course you will examine the theory and practice of network fundamentals from the defender’s and attacker’s perspectives. You will have the opportunity to use tools for networking that allow you to query services, test routing and more. At the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to challenge yourself to a network security boot camp – can you work with a virtual networked device to make it secure?

This course is designed for people familiar with basic computing who want to learn about the techniques and technologies of network security.

Taught by

James Shuttleworth

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Prose S
1.0 a month ago
by Prose is taking this course right now, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This promised to be quick (2 weeks) introduction to networking - I really just want to learn enough to be able to set up my own VPNs (for use in China, where the Great F Wall is a Great PIA).

And this MOOC may indeed provide such an introduction. But I'll be looking elsewhere. Because after a few screens of bland information the links to virtual machines for use in the course came as quite a shock. Use of VMs was mentioned in the course trailers, but not the VM filesizes: 20GB for a version of Kali Linux, and two 3GB files for other OSs The 20GB file in particular is RIDICULOUS. Official Kali downloads are 3GB, and there's an 800MB light version which could probably have been used with some customisation.

This fundamental aspect of course seems rather poorly thought out, so I'm cutting my losses...
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