/Basics of Network Security

Provided by: Coventry University

Course Area: All areas

Course Code: FutureLearn

Course Type: Short Course

Start date: 20210118

End date: 20210131

Subjects: Cyber Security, Networks and Security

Price: Free

Delivery Method: Online

Course Overview

Understand the threats posed to organisations’ networks and how to secure them.


On this course you will examine the theory and practice of network fundamentals from the defender’s and attacker’s perspectives. You will have the opportunity to use tools for networking that allow you to query services, test routing and more.


At the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to challenge yourself to a network security boot camp – can you work with a virtual networked device to make it secure?


This course is part of the program Network Security, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in MSc Cyber Security from Coventry University.

Who Is This Course For

The Institute of Coding supported the development of this course in response to consultation with industry representatives from the healthcare, manufacturing and automotive sectors.


This course is designed for people familiar with basic computing who want to learn about the techniques and technologies of network security.

What Will I Learn

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe the concepts of network security and cyber-attacks
  • Evaluate real-world security case studies
  • Apply cyber security principles to protect assets
  • Assess security threats from a practical and theoretical viewpoint
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