Introduction to PC Security

Code: COMP1880

Course description

What you don't know about PC security really can hurt you! Learn why you're at risk and what you can do to protect your precious personal and business data from the outside world. This course, taught by a security expert, will quickly bring you up to speed on the fundamentals of PC and network security. You'll understand and explore the many vulnerabilities of operating systems, software, and networks. Then, you'll get into the minds of hackers and crackers, developing an understanding of the exploits they use to access your computer without your knowledge. You'll find out why, where, and how viruses, worms, and blended threats are created. You'll be able to identify and work to prevent DoS, SYN flooding, and other network attacks. You'll learn a safe way to share files and data across the Internet through a virtual private network. And you'll be able to install and configure a firewall to build an impenetrable moat around your computer or network.

Course details

Hours: 24
Credits: 1
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Additional information: This course is offered through ed2go. Find out more about ed2go courses.

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Dates
Day/Time
Delivery
Campus
Cost
Availability
Start Date: Dec. 15, 2021
End date: Feb. 14, 2022
Day/Time:
Delivery: Fully Online – Ed2Go
Campus: Online
Cost: $185.00
Start Date: Jan. 12, 2022
End date: Mar. 14, 2022
Day/Time:
Campus: Online
Cost: $185.00
Start Date: Feb. 9, 2022
End date: Apr. 11, 2022
Day/Time:
Campus: Online
Cost: $185.00
Start Date: Mar. 16, 2022
End date: May. 16, 2022
Day/Time:
Campus: Online
Cost: $185.00

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Spring 2022 registration opens February 7, 2022. Fall 2022 registration opens July 4, 2022.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery with no assigned day or time requirements, independent course completion

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery with scheduled day and time course requirements

Hybrid: any combination of: in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery