About this Course
4.6
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The world runs on computers. Your watch, your TV, your car. You might be familiar on how to operate each of these. Your home computer you are even more familiar with operating it. But what does it take to really take computer systems to the next level? - The enterprise level. In this course we discuss what makes home computing systems different from enterprise computing systems. This course will also help you prepare and design your own home lab to explore enterprise operating systems. This course is for anyone who is exploring what it might take to have a job as a system administrator or for those who are already specialized in one area of system management and would like to move to another. This course may also be for those who are looking to understand how computer security plays an important role in system management. At the end of the course, you will also be able to illustrate how different enterprise technologies play role in computing at an enterprise level. You will also be able to discuss the three pillars of the CIA triad and how they apply to enterprise systems. While there is no technical and software component installs necessary for the completion of this course, supplemental how-to guides will be provided if you wish to follow along on the technical portion presented during the course....
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Skills you will gain

SubnetworkCybersecurityInformation Security (INFOSEC)Enterprise System
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Beginner Level

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Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...
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English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Clock
3 hours to complete

It's not that different from my home computer is it? Why home computing doesn't map to enterprise computing

Welcome and Introduction to Enterprise System Management and Security...
Reading
7 videos (Total 54 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
About the Instructor9m
Don't I just trust what Apple, Microsoft, and the other guys tell me?7m
What is Personal Computing?6m
What is Enterprise Computing?11m
What Roles are there in System Management?6m
What is Going to Prepare Me for Practical System Management?7m
Reading4 readings
Welcome!10m
About this course10m
Resources for building your own test environment30m
Lecture Slides10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Personal and Enterprise Computing30m
Week
2
Clock
3 hours to complete

Doesn't everything work on wireless? An introduction to enterprise networking

This module discusses network and why we need to learn network as part of system management overall....
Reading
2 videos (Total 18 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
Video2 videos
OSI Model8m
Reading5 readings
Addressing10m
Subnetting10m
Network Addressing and Subnetting Explained from Ciscom
OSI Model Breakdown links10m
Lecture Slides10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Addressing and Sub-netting Practice20m
Networking30m
Week
3
Clock
2 hours to complete

What is virtualization

This module covers the fundamentals of virtualization and how we use virtualization in the enterprise to perform work....
Reading
4 videos (Total 32 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Types of Virtualization9m
When to use and not use virtualization7m
Your Computer vs. an Enterprise System8m
Reading2 readings
Lecture Slides10m
Overview of Virtualization from VMware30m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Virtualization30m
Week
4
Clock
2 hours to complete

Isn't my computer already protected? Good system management starts with knowing security

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Reading
4 videos (Total 33 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
What is a secure computer?5m
Risk in System Management11m
Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability9m
Reading4 readings
FIPS 19910m
TED Talk20m
Lecture Slides10m
Confidentiality and data breaches10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Information Security30m
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83%

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got a pay increase or promotion

Top Reviews

By NLMay 18th 2018

Good general course. Make sure you read up on some terminology. I currently work in the field to freshen up on my skills.

By BLApr 24th 2018

Its a great and I have start enjoying it. Hoping to see next a course about the intermediate level of this course.

Instructor

Greg Williams

Lecturer
Department of Computer Science

About University of Colorado System

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About the Computer Security and Systems Management Specialization

The Computer Security and Systems Management Specialization focuses on computing in an enterprise environment. Combining both theory and real world experience and architecture, the courses will prepare you to design and audit secure enterprise systems. The courses will cover practical use of major server operating systems in an enterprise environment and how to design and operate them securely....
Computer Security and Systems Management

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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