Centre for Virtual Learning

The College of Information and Communication Technologies

Univeristy of Dar es Salaam

IT Security Essentials

Understaning operating system and network security helps avoid day-to-day threats and protect organization systems from those whom trying to compromise your networks and steal sensitive data. In this course you'll learn how to eliminate System vulnerabilities by using different methods and software such as firewalls and packet inspectors, network isolation, and security protocols also you'll learn how to prevent malware, viruses, and security breaches on your personal computers include servers and networks, secure communications / transmissions between network devices.

Course Outline

A summary of course outline is given below.

Core Security Concepts

  • What are Security Principles
  • Understand Spyware, Malware, Worms, and Viruses
  • Browser Security
  • Introduction to Wireless Security
  • What is Encryption and it’s Roles in Security

Undestanding SSH

  • Introduction to SSH
  • SSH Client and Server Setup
  • Secure Connection with a Key
  • More Uses of SSH

Operating System Security

  • Working with User Authentication and Permissions
  • Auditing Policies
  • Server Security and Protection
  • Email Scanning and Protection

Network Security

  • Knowing What Is on Your Network
  • Secure Device and Network Isolation
  • Security Concepts and Protocols
  • Protection: Antivirus and Firewalls
  • Detecting Intruders
  • Known Vulnerabilities
  • Monitoring Your Network activity

Who Should Attend This Course

This training course is intended for System Administrator, System Analyst and those who interested.


Before attending this online training course, students must have:

  • An understanding of basic fundamentals of networking
  • Experience supporting and configuring Windows client operating systems such as Windows 7 or Windows 8 or Linux

How to make Payment

The fees Paid by cash should be deposited to NBC Bank, Account Name: Centre for Virtual Learning, Account Number: 040103002088 and by Cheque should be made payable to the Director, Centre for Virtual Learning (CVL), University of Dar es Salaam. Come with deposit(s) slip.


Mon 09 Jul 2018 - Fri 13 Jul 2018
08:30 AM. - 16:30 PM.
Impala Hotel, Arusha
TZS 1,650,000

Office Contact

Centre for Virtual Learning
University of Dar es Salaam
P.O. Box 33335
Kijitonyama Campus

Phone: (+255)-22-2700766
Fax: (+255)-22-2700766
Email: cvl@udsm.ac.tz