ICDL Standard IT Security 1 Day



ICDL Base Modules

Course Brief

Covers the key skills and main concepts relating to ICT, computers, devices, and software. Certifies best practice in IT security

Course Outline


Security Concepts


  • Data Threats
  • Value of Information
  • Personal Security
  • File Security




  • Definition and Function
  • Types
  • Protection


Network Security


  • Networks
  • Network Connections
  • Wireless Security
  • Access Control


Secure Web Use


  • Web Browsing
  • Social Networking
  • Storage and Compression




  • E-mail
  • Instant Messaging


Secure Data Management


  • Securing and Backing up
  • Secure Destruction



On completion of this module the candidate will be able to

  • Understand the key concepts relating to the importance of secure information and data, physical security, privacy and identity theft
  • Protect a computer, device, or network from malware and unauthorised access
  • Understand the types of networks, connection types, and network specific issues, including firewalls
  • Browse the World Wide Web; communicate on the Internet securely
  • Understand security issues related to communications, including e-mail and instant messaging
  • Back up and restore data appropriately and safely; securely dispose of data and devices

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