This course teaches you how to make it on your own in the shark-infested waters of the Internet!
For decades, the complexity of the computing environment and its security vulnerabilities have been growing exponentially while the not very computer-savvy end users have been left behind and now find themselves in great danger in an insecure digital world.
This course is not for computer specialists, nor is it for those who send the occasional email or just browse the Web. This class is for small home-based business owners: for those who extensively use financial institutions online, for employees of larger companies working from home, and for consultants and accountants., etc.. In other words, this class is for those “end users” who make their living on the Internet. Few business owners understand contemporary digital security issues well enough to avoid making dangerous mistakes that jeopardize their very livelihood. The program presents a high-level view of the fundamental processes that control computers, the Internet and the WWW. It concentrates on the security vulnerabilities of these environments and what an end user can do to avoid getting hurt by security failures.
By the end of this course, your personal computer and your whole home-computing environment will be much better protected against the dangers of the global digital world…you will learn rules that explain how to avoid making dangerous mistakes.
The course will cover:
- Your computing Platform
- What is a network and whuy is it so dangerous
- Is the WWW secure?
- End user personal security
NOTE: A parking permit will be emailed to all registered/paid participant shortly before the class date.
REFUND POLICY: 100% refund before the first class meeting. 50% before the second class meeting. No refunds after the second class meeting. In the case of a Salem State Online class, 100% refund before the scheduled start date. No refunds once the Salem State Online class begins. For all other online classes (Gatlin, Ed2go, or MindEdge, no refunds of any kind will be issued). Please call Andrea Swirka at 978-542-6302 for more information.