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Andy O'Donnell

    Computer Security 101

    School is in session!

    Computer security can be a difficult concept for many people. There are so many strange words and acronyms that it can seem like someone is talking a foreign language when they are discussing it.

    The Free Computer Security 101 Class will help you understand. The lessons begin by explaining what some of those terms and acronyms mean. If you understand what they mean and how they're used with your computer and the Internet, then you can also understand the problems they cause and what you need to do to protect yourself.

    The Free Computer Security 101 Class will also cover many of the attacks and vulnerabilities to watch out for and the common defense mechanisms like antivirus software and firewalls.

    This is a 10-day class followed by a Final Exam. You will receive the first lesson as soon as you sign up, and the other nine lessons and the Final Exam around 8am ET the next ten days.

    This class is intended for people with no knowledge of computer information security. You do not need to have any prerequisite class or prior understanding to take this course.

    There are a few things you should be aware of before you sign up for the Computer Security 101 class:

  • You cannot change your email address in the middle of the class, so be sure to use an address you'll have for at least 10 days.
  • I will not reply to the "anti-spam" measures for this class. If you're using anti-spam measures that require confirmation from me you will need to use a different email address or turn it off for this course.
  • If you have any questions or comments throughout the course you can email me. You can also post any questions or comments to the Forums so that other members can help you with or benefit from the answers that are posted.

    Have fun and learn a lot!

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