CSCU - Certified Secure Computer User
The purpose of the CSCU is to recognize the competency and expertise of a professional in security and networking skills thereby adding value to the workplace. By hiring Certified Secure Computer Users, organizations are able to decrease the learning curve of a new employee and increase productivity. Educational institutions can provide greater value to students by providing them a solid base from which to build their career in the corporate world.
Certified individuals have an assured means of demonstrating formal recognition of their expertise and skills on their resume to prospective employers. This improves their prospects for employment advancement, higher salaries, and greater job satisfaction. Established and credible proofs of technical abilities can open doors for increased responsibility and better opportunities.
This certification is an excellent complement to educational offerings in the domain of security and networking. The CSCU certification verifies a candidate’s knowledge and skills to protect their information assets. The candidate is introduced to various computer and network security threats such as identity theft, credit card fraud, online banking phishing scams, virus and backdoors, emails hoaxes, sex offenders lurking online, loss of confidential information, hacking attacks and social engineering.
This certification is specifically designed for today’s computer users who use the Internet extensively to work, study, and play.
- Understand the need and importance of data security.
- Implement operating system security measures on your computers.
- Understand malware and its symptoms.
- Make an informed decision on the choice of antivirus best suited to your needs.
- Understand the risks associated with various online activities.
- Understand why and how to secure Web browsers.
- Identify safe websites.
- Protect yourself against threats associated with online social networks.
- Understand how to secure your social networking accounts.
- Understand the threats associated with email communications and how to protect yourself from them.
- Understand the threats to mobile devices and how to protect against them.
- Understand the threats associated with cloud accounts and how to protect against them.
- Make an informed decision about a cloud service provider that meets your requirements.
- Understand the different types of networks and associated threats.
- Set up a home network.
- Secure your networks.
- Understand data threats and the need to back up data.
- Back up and restore data on your computers.
- Destroy data permanently.
- Introduction to Data Security
- Securing operating systems
- Malware and antivirus software
- Internet Security
- Security on social networks
- Securing email communications
- Securing mobile devices
- Securing the Cloud
- Securing network connections
- Data backup and disaster