IT SECURITY

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This module allows candidates to understand the main concepts underlying the secure use of ICT in daily life and to use relevant techniques and applications to maintain a secure network connection, use the Internet safely and securely, and manage data and information appropriately.

On completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  • Understand the key concepts relating to the importance of secure information and data, physical security, privacy and identity theft.
  • Protect a computer, device, or network from malware and unauthorised access.
  • Understand the types of networks, connection types, and network specific issues, including firewalls. 
  • Browse the World Wide Web; communicate on the Internet securely.
  • Understand security issues related to communications, including e-mail and instant messaging.
  • Back up and restore data appropriately and safely; securely dispose of data and devices.

What are the benefits of this module?

  • Covers the skills needed to understand the key concepts relating to the importance of secure information and data, physical security, privacy, and identity theft.
  • Certifies best practice in IT security.
  • Developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practising computer professionals from all over the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content.

Syllabus


Sample Tests

All ECDL tests (except for 2D CAD) are taken on automated testing software. It is strongly recommended that candidates contact the Test Centre and make arrangements to undertake diagnostic/mock tests before sitting for tests.

The sample tests (.zip) are being provided for revision purposes and to familiarise the candidate with typical test questions.


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Last updated: 28-Oct-17