Introduction to Cybersecurity

This course is designed to teach you basic cybersecurity awareness, network security and online self-defence, securing data, accounts and devices and fending off social engineering attacks. No IT or cybersecurity experience is required.

Overview

Cybercrime is expected to cost the world more than $6-trillion in the next year in loss of data, lost productivity, disruption to business, reputational damage and more.

This course will provide you with insight into how criminals take advantage of people online, and show you how to protect your network and devices from them.

You will examine different categories of attack, ranging from phishing to cyberterrorism; types of malware; look at what hacking involves, and then learn various countermeasures to secure your systems and your data.

Who is it for?

Small business owners, office managers, traders, and sole proprietors.Managers of cyber security specialists. Young managers eager to make their mark.

Certificates are awarded on the following basis:

  • Certificate of completion: Cumulative average of 80% in online tests
  • Certificate of participation: Cumulative average of 50%-79% for online tests
  • Certificate of attendance: Cumulative average of less than 50% for online tests

Learning outcomes

You will emerge from this course knowing:

  • How criminals exploit your security weaknesses;
  • What different network topologies are for, and how they are connected;
  • Network protocols, architecture and devices;

And able to:

  • Assess the threats to your devices and network; and
  • Put in place protocols to minimise threats and to protect your data, operations and reputation.

You will cover

How criminals take advantage of people online; two-factor authentication; password management;  different types of threat and attack.

Course prerequisites

  • None

Job opportunities

  • Device data security management, security analyst.

Online study

  • Online access for six months from start of the course

DELIVERY OPTIONS

Overview

Participants will engage with the course through recorded classes and supporting content online

What you will get 

  • 16 hours of on-demand video
  • Study notes accompanying the video recordings
  • Practical tasks and digital assessments
  • Online access any time for the duration of the course
  • Certification

Course fees
R400.00

This option is available from 2021

For more information enquire here

Course Curriculum

Time: 4 weeks
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