Note: This course maps to a number of the exam topics on the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Security Fundamentals 98-367 certification exam and is recommended test prep viewing.
- Differentiate between risks, threats, and vulnerabilities.
- Explain how to avoid worms and viruses.
- Define cookies, and explain how they preserve user information.
- Describe the WPA2 wireless security method.
- Cite the differences between public and private key encryption.
- Summarize how to use a virtual private network.
- Identify ways to minimize the attack surface.
Skill Level Beginner
- Hello, I'm Lisa Bock, and welcome to Foundations of IT Security: Core Concepts. In this course I'll introduce you to the basic ideas and concepts of IT security. We'll start out by taking a look at core security principles such as the CIA triad, social engineering, and reducing the attack surface. After that we'll take a look at what viruses, worms and spyware are, and how to avoid them. Then I'll help increase your knowledge of security on the internet and wireless networks.
And we'll look at the basics of encryption. At the end of this course, you'll have a solid understanding of IT security concepts, and you'll be ready to dig even deeper into other security topics and discover more ways to protect yourself while online. Now, let's get started.