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Open University Free Online Course On Cyber Security

We are living now in the online world of digital scenario. We are on great extent dependent on the internet from working to playing, studying to shopping etc. World Wide Web is beneficial until it is safe. So cyber security and knowledge is must in present environment. Open University with FutureLearn is offering a free online course on Cyber Security. This free online course will help you to understand online security and start to protect your digital life, whether at home or work. After completing this course you will be able to recognize regarding the online threats and their resolutions. At present a session is running and the upcoming session is from 5th October 2015.

Course Details In Brief

Level: Introductory
Length: 8 weeks
Effort: 3 hours pw
Subject: English
Institution: Open University and FutureLearn
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Starts 5th October 2015

Why Choose Open University MOOC? 

This is a free online course it can be accessed free of charge. The course does not assume any prior knowledge of computer security and can be enjoyed by anyone interested in improving the security of their digital information. According to Tony Morbin, Editor-in-Chief, SC Magazine, “If you want an introduction to the subject that provides an overview or to improve your own personal information security, it is an excellent course – enjoyable, informative, engaging and authoritative.” This CESG Certified Training course has been developed by The Open University with support from the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Programme.

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Course Introduction

With cyber security often in the news today, the course will also frame your online safety in the context of the wider world, introducing you to different types of malware, including viruses and trojans, as well as concepts such as network security, cryptography, identity theft and risk management. This free online course will help you to understand online security and start to protect your digital life, whether at home or work. You will learn how to recognise the threats that could harm you online and the steps you can take to reduce the chances that they will happen to you.

You Will Learn

After completing this course students will :
-gain essential cyber security knowledge and skills, to help protect your digital life
-learn how to recognize the threats that could harm you online
-learn steps you can take to reduce the chances that they will happen to you.

For detailed information go through Future Learn.

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