Information Technology and Cybersecurity Education Course Catalog

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The NetInstructors are working hard to offer a bigger and better selection of courses, so come back often and check out what's new! In the meantime, be sure to check the list of short courses below. Some courses are free and others are inexpensive because we believe education should not cost you a fortune.


Note: Most courses do not require shipping of any materials, so ignore the shipping sections. If a book or materials are required for a course, a shipping charge may be added.


              Course Sections

Free Short Tutorials and Videos

Short Tutorials and Videos

Computer Basics Tutorial

Length: 1 Hour

Concepts: What is a computer? Types of computers. Computer hardware and components. How computers work. Operating Systems. Software.

Level: Beginner



This is a very short and informative introduction to computers. It's ideal for those who know very little about computers, computer hardware, and how computers work.

Computer Network Basics Tutorial

Length: 1 Hour

Concepts: What is a network? Types of networks. Network hardware. Cabling and wireless. Network protocols and topologies. The OSI Model. Routing and data communication.

Level: Beginner



This tutorial provides basic information about computer networks. It covers how to design computer networks, the components used in computer networks, and how data is routed across networks.

Cybersecurity Basics Tutorial

Length: 1 Hour

Concepts: Definition of cybersecurity. Cybersecurity Threats. Countermeasures - ways to protect your network and data. The responsibility of cybersecurity professionals.

Level: Beginner



This short, enlightening course covers basic cybersecurity principles. It's designed for those who want a basic understanding of what cybersecurity is, the threats that exist in the wild, the bad actors behind these threats, and the duties and responsibilities of cybersecurity professionals.

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The Internet of Things Video

On-Demand Video

Length: 8 Minutes

 


The Internet of Things embodies the idea that different types of devices can be connected to the internet and configured to send and receive data. 


Houses can be set to turn lights on or off and turn the heat up or down. Security systems can be monitored over the internet. Cars can send data to a mechanic to speed up the diagnostic process during repairs. Refrigerators can let you know when you're out of milk. 


While all of this communication adds convenience, it also increases risk. This video explains the benefits and risks associated with the Internet of Things.

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Blockchain simply explained

On Demand Video

Length: 6 minutes


What is a blockchain and how do they work? I'll explain why blockchains are so special in simple and plain English! 

Beginners Guide to Penetration Testing

On Demand Video

Length: 32 Minutes


This video is free and always available. Learn the basics of Penetration testing for those new to ethical hacking and penetration testing. Learn to find the security holes in your organizations computer network.

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Pen Testing with Metasploit


On Demand Video

Length: 1 hour 14 Minutes


This video is free and always available.  Pen Testing with Metasploit, Armitage and msfconsole

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Webinars and Videos

End-User Security Awareness Webinar

Date: Choose your own date

Time: Contact us to set up a time that is convenient for you: support@netinstruct.com.

Length: 1 Hour Live Webinar (We can also send you a link to a recorded version of this course.)

Level: Beginner



This course could save you or your company money by teaching you and your staff how to avoid ransomware, fraud, viruses and many of the other threats on the web.


End-User Security Awareness is a live web-based or recorded video course. It's designed for home users and corporate employees who want to understand the threats that exist, and how to recognize these threats. It shows end-users and corporations steps that could prevent these attacks.  


Note: After signing up, you'll receive  an email with a link to the course, which will be available on the scheduled date and time you requested.

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NIST NICE Webinar (Recorded 9/20/2017)

On-Demand Webinar

Length: 1 Hour Recorded Webinar



This webinar is provided courtesy of NIST.gov and offers an overview of the new NICE Framework (NIST Special Publication 800-181). It describes ongoing efforts about how and why training and certifications are aligned to the NICE Framework. 


Cybersecurity certifications are valuable credentials that complement academic degrees, work experience, and other expressions of a job candidates’ qualifications. They provide evidence of a person's specific knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) and are most valuable when they are recognizable and verifiable. 

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WireX Video

On-Demand Video

Length: 8 Minutes



The number of security incidents is constantly on the rise; security professionals need to adopt technologies that will help them accelerate and simplify the response process.


Yet, adopting many point solutions is sometimes complicated, too often not integrated into your current workflows, and procedures are costly and complicated.


WireX Systems is shifting the paradigm in incident response with a solution that enables every team member to conduct faster, better investigations, while chopping down data retention costs. 


The company’s Contextual Capture™ technology provides immediate context into security alerts, delivering months of in-depth visibility to the world largest organizations. By up-leveling skills and creating workflows for knowledge sharing, the solution empowers the entire security team to handle more threats in significantly less time by using existing tools already deployed, thus maximizing security operations ROI.


WireX:


  • Reduces the average investigation time from hours and days to minutes.
  • Empowers the entire security team, not just top experts, to quickly validate threats, handle more complex investigations and resolve them quickly and effectively. 
  • Has a centralized console of analytics (rather than requiring log data lookups from dozens of different sources and correlating them into a coherent list).
  • Avoids the challenges of recruiting a big team of highly skilled (and expensive) people.
  • Turns existing personnel (even entry level) into experienced analysts using WireX Systems as a knowledge sharing framework.
  • Overcomes challenges of geographically distributed resources due to talent’s availability.
  • Offers unparalleled in-depth visibility into proprietary legacy protocols like Epic Cache – at NO COST
  • Mitigates risk by accelerating incident response processes and therefore shrinks the scale of potential breaches and reduces exposure to business risks.

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Full-Length Online Courses

Intro To Python Course

Python for Everybody

By Dr. Charles Severance

Length: 10 Hours

Level: Beginner



This course is provided for free with permission from Dr. Charles Severance. 


Python for Everybody is for everybody! It's suitable for all learners regardless of age or previous experience; it covers Chapters 1-10 of the textbook "Python for Everybody." 


You'll learn the basics of procedural programming and how to use simple data structures to solve simple data analysis problems. This content provides an excellent gateway for other introductory or more advanced programming courses. 

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