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The Absolute Beginners Guide to Cyber Security 2020 - Part 1

Do words like firewalls, encryption, bio-metrics and malware sound confusing to you? Have you been looking for a course that teaches you all the basics of both information and cyber security in a fun relaxed manner? If so then you are going to find this course absolutely perfect for you.

This is a course that is perfect as an introductory one for individuals and students who are interested in becoming cyber security or information security professionals. It is also ideal for students who just want to have a well rounded knowledge about the basic concepts used in the world of information security.

5 due to stellar reviews.

'An expert with great teaching style: provided clear explanations and concise definitions. Topics were reinforced and made tangible using graphics and real life (or movie) examples. The quizzes helped me retain and feel confident about the material.' - E. Wolfe

"Great intro to Cyber Security. I currently work in IT and I'm considering transitioning to InfoSec. This course was very informative and it has me motivated to continue exploring and learning more about the field of Cyber Security and InfoSec. I am even going to recommend this to my wife who works in IT management as it would be very useful in helping her understand the different concepts. The instructor is good. Speaks clearly and provides good examples." - Chris Loyola

Course Curriculum

In the very first section, we will cover the basic terminologies used and discuss topics like the trinity of IT security and computer protocols.

In section 2, we will explore the world of hackers and the hacking methodology. We will take a look at the different types of hackers and how they actually hack.

Section 3 will introduce you to the various ways how cyber criminals and hackers attack systems and networks. You will learn about the most popular forms of attacks such as

  • Phishing

  • Brute Force Attack

  • DoS & DDoS Attacks

  • Bots and Botnets

  • and much more

We will then move on to cover everything about malware. You will learn the various forms of malware such as viruses, worms and trojans and how they differ from one another.

In section 4, you will learn about the methods employed by cyber security professionals to protect systems and networks from cyber attacks. You will learn how the following work

  • Antivirus

  • Firewalls

  • Encryption

  • Biometrics

  • Authentication Methods

  • and much more

Finally we will cover and discuss about other topics related to both information and cyber security such as the BYOD policy and cyber warfare.

By the end of this course, you would have gained a lot of knowledge and insights that can help to jump start your career as an information security professional.

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Rating 4.4 based on 824 ratings
Length 3.5 total hours
Starts On Demand (Start anytime)
Cost $11
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Instructor Alexander Oni
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Language English
Subjects IT & Networking
Tags IT & Software Network & Security

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so far in 28 reviews

simplified explanations are so far good for learning concepts; length per topic is sufficient to hold attention; good examples provided Whatever he explained is crisp and clear.

So far the information is interesting and what i realised is, i need to know the abbreviations.

So far I am learning new terms and I feel confident for the next Really enjoyed the course.

This course is, so far, a good intro to the field.

This is the best introductory course i have seen so far.

Other than that it covers the basics for a start in cyber security So far the course has provided some insight on the problems and possible ways to evade.

Good information it is just a shame that the transcript is so far off.

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absolute beginner in 20 reviews

By this training I am equipped and encouraged to move on to The Absolute Beginner Guide to Cyber Security 2019- part 2 I really enjoyed this course.

All topics were discussed in such a fashion that an absolute beginner could understand what was being address while also entertaining and holding the attention of a veteran IT professional.

With this course, I will willing to go deeper in cyber security A great course for an absolute beginner.

Straight to the point and concise This Course is exactly what it says it is, Absolute beginners guide/intro.

This is a very good course for absolute beginners.

perhaps it should be titled 'absolute beginners / refresher'.

Precise -- A good course for absolute beginners who want to know about cyber & information threats.

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highly recommend in 17 reviews

It come highly recommended, I have already recommended it to some colleagues.

Highly Recommended.

I highly recommend for beginners.

I would highly recommend this course to anyone looking to gain further insight into the the world of cyber security.

Highly recommend for beginners.

I highly recommend him to all interested Very good introductory general course for Cyber Security.

This course is very informative and I highly recommend taking it.

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looking forward in 14 reviews

Looking forward for Part 2 and 3.

I am looking forward to doing the Part 2 of the series.

Looking forward to other courses by Alex.

Looking forward for more in depth.

:) excelent starting pint in cyber security, looking forward for part two of this guide.

Again and looking forward to the next course.

Looking forward to doing the other cyber security related courses.

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movie clips in 14 reviews

Some good movie clips so that a person can easily understand and relate to.

I love those movie clips he incorporated in the course.

Thanks Alex! I find this course very fundamental and useful for beginners and the movie clips are well selected for the particular topics!

The movie clips are really helpful to understand the actual scenario.

The movie clips help to enjoy the course, and short clips keep the course interesting!

He even breaks up videos with movie clips!

Good variety of visual presentation types, watch presenter, allow us to read a document, watch short movie clips, and watch Powerpoint.

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well done in 9 reviews

Job well done, Alexander!

Well done, Alexander.

Overall, the class was well done.

Well done, bro keep it up Great!

Really good basic teaching that delivers the fundamentals Well done for a beginner like me really well done IT'S A GOOD EXPERIENCE AND I'VE GOT THE BEST EXPLANATION REGARDING THE BASICS OF CYBERSECURITY .

Well done to the instructor So far so great Great course to start learning Cyber!

Well done sir.

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Rating 4.4 based on 824 ratings
Length 3.5 total hours
Starts On Demand (Start anytime)
Cost $11
From Udemy
Instructor Alexander Oni
Download Videos Only via the Udemy mobile app
Language English
Subjects IT & Networking
Tags IT & Software Network & Security

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