PC Security Fundamentals

learn from a security expert who teaches the fundamentals of PC and network security.
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AUD$389 RRP $599

Quick Facts

  • Delivery Method Online
  • Professional Certificate
  • 24hrs Suggested Study Time
  • 8 Weeks Access
  • Tutor Support
  • Mobile and Tablet Friendly
  • 7121 Students

What's it all about?

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.

Courses are delivered to you through expertly executed lessons, online instruction and interaction with like-minded students. Our courses are designed to deliver all of the benefits of studying in a classroom whilst giving you the flexibility to study at a time and place to suit your needs. You can access your classroom 24/7 from any device with an internet connection.

New sessions of each course start monthly and last for six weeks. You’ll gain access to two lessons a week (for a total of 12 lessons) helping you pace your learning. There are no set times for you to study, you can log in and out at any time and complete the course at your own pace. Your expert tutor will guide and facilitate your course, answering any questions you have and providing guidance and feedback. You’ll complete comprehensive lessons, quizzes and assignments before submitting your final exam at the end of the course to achieve your certificate.

Session start dates are listed below. Has the start date already passed? Don’t worry, you can join a class up to 2 weeks after the start date!

Start Dates:

  • 17 April
  • 15 May
  • 12 June
  • 17 July

Who's the instructor?

Debbie Mahler

Debbie Mahler teaches students at college and university level on a wide range of business-related topics.  She worked for nearly 15 years in the PC repair business, has a successful online IT business, has written six books, and writes for s... Read more

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What's involved?

  • Lesson 1- Introduction to PC Security
  • Lesson 2- Your PC and Network
  • Lesson 3- PCs, Networks, and Software Demystified
  • Lesson 4- Viruses, Worms, Blended Threats, and More
  • Lesson 5- The Family of Malware
  • Lesson 6- Exploits and Vulnerabilities
  • Lesson 7- Network Attacks
  • Lesson 8- Everything You Wanted to Know About Firewalls! (Part One)
  • Lesson 9- Everything You Wanted to Know About Firewalls! (Part Two)
  • Lesson 10- Laptops, Notebooks, Netbooks, and Wireless Networking
  • Lesson 11- Virtual Private Networking (VPN)
  • Lesson 12- The Changing Face of Security

What do others think?

‘Besides learning a lot of valuable information regarding how to maintain the security of my PC, I also enjoyed the instructor's writing style and especially her positive and friendly attitude! Thanks for a great class!’

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The Learning Environment

From the moment that you enrol in PC Security Fundamentals you will become an integral part of our learning community. You will experience the perks of classroom studies such as chatting by the water cooler or sharing your opinion on a specific task, all in your own home.

Tutor support during your learning is flawless, friendly and encouraging. You will learn from your professional tutor who is not only knowledgeable and highly skilled but is a passionate industry expert. Our ethos is that if you succeed, we succeed. As with any studies, learning can be intense, yet you will soon realise that your hard work and commitment will be both personally and professionally rewarding.

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Why Choose Vibe Learning?

Learn Your Way

We understand that everyone works at their own pace and no two students are the same. That's why when you study with Vibe Learning we provide you with all the study guidelines, tools and support you need but leave you to set the pace. You are free to complete your assessments when and where you want.

We don't break the bank

With Vibe Learning we believe that education should be accessible to anyone who wants to learn. That's why we offer some of the most competitive prices in the industry. Investing in your future is a smart choice and doesn’t have to break the bank. Whether you choose our money saving upfront prices or flexible payment plans, studying is accessible to you.

You'll get the personal attention you deserve

We are real people, providing real support every step of the way. When you study with Vibe Learning, you'll benefit from learning from professional, knowledgeable and most of all passionate industry experts.

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We offer a range of options from short 6 week courses through to extensive 12 month courses. Whatever your personal or professional goals, studying online with Vibe Learning provides a rewarding life changing experience which is well within your reach.

Learn real life skills

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  • The course is industry Current
  • The course is Relevant to our students
  • The course is Engaging and delivers outcomes

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