Cy Certified Secure Computer User (CSCU)

Course Code: CLATECH5945


3 Day(s)

Course Type

Public or Private

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This course is designed to educate students on the safe operation of computers, devices, and networks by focusing on the more practical aspects of networking and security, allowing them to expand their skills.

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Who is this course for

This course is specifically designed for todays' computer users who uses the internet and the www
extensively to work, study and play and are not already a security professional.

Purpose of the course

Students will develop a fundamental understanding of computer, device, and network security issues, including identity theft, credit card fraud, online banking phishing scams, malware, loss of sensitive information, and social engineering. This certification is an excellent complement to educational offerings for knowledge workers and end-users interested in becoming secure power users

You will learn how to

Identify & Mitigate Security Threats as an End User
Understand a variety of computer and network security concerns
Spot attempts of such things as Identity Theft, Credit Card Fraud, Phishing scams and much more
Explain why IT Security is everyone's responsibility


Basic computer skills are all that are required.

Benefits for you as an individual

At work and at home using applications and services securely is essential.

Benefits for your organisation

By raising the security skills of staff the organisation becomes more secure overall and reduces it’s attack surface

Module 1: Introduction to Data Security

  • Data–Digital Building Blocks
  • Importance of Data in the Information Age
  • Threats to Data
  • Data Security
  • Potential Losses Due to Security Attacks
  • Implementing Security

Module 2: Securing Operating Systems

  • Guidelines To Secure Windows
  • Guidelines To Secure Mac OS X

Module 3: Malware and Antiviruses

  • What is Malware
  • Types Of Malware
  • Symptoms Of Malware Infection
  • Antivirus
  • Configuring and Using Antivirus Software
  • How To Test If an Antivirus is Working

Module 4: Internet Security

  • Understanding Web Browser Concepts
  • Understanding IM Security
  • Understanding Child Online Safety

Module 5: Security on Social Networking Sites

  • Understanding Social Networking Concepts
  • Understanding Various Social Networking Security Threats
  • Understanding Facebook Security Settings
  • Understanding Twitter Security Settings

Module 6: Securing Email Communications

  • Understanding Email Security Concepts
  • Understanding Various Email Security Threats
  • Understanding Various Email Security Procedures

Module 7: Securing Mobile Devices

  • Understanding Mobile Device Security Concepts
  • Understanding Threats To a Mobile Device
  • Understanding Various Mobile Security Procedures
  • Understanding How to Secure iPhone and iPad Devices
  • Understanding How to Secure Android Devices
  • Understanding How to Secure Windows Device
  • Mobile Security Tools

Module 8: Securing the Cloud

  • The Concept of Cloud
  • How Cloud Works
  • Threats To Cloud Security
  • Safeguarding Against Cloud Security Threats
  • Cloud Privacy Issues
  • Addressing Cloud Privacy Issues
  • Choosing a Cloud Service Provider

Module 9: Securing the Network Connections

  • Understanding Various Networking Concepts
  • Understanding Setting Up a Wireless Network in Windows
  • Understanding Setting Up a Wireless Network in Mac
  • Understanding Threats to Wireless Network Security and Countermeasures
  • Measures to Secure Network Connections

Module 10: Data Backup and Disaster Recovery

  • Data Backup Concepts
  • Types of Data Backups
  • Windows Backup and Restore Procedures
  • MAC OS X Backup and Restore Procedures
  • Understanding Secure Data Destruction

Additional Exam Information

Exam Name: CSCU (112-12) Exam
Number of Questions: 50
Credits Towards Certification: Secure Computer User Specialist (CSCU)
Test Duration: 2 hours
Test Format: Multiple Choice
Test Delivery: EC-Council Exam Portal

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