Malware and Viruses (Self-Study)

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About Course

What is Malware and Viruses about? 

Malware is a term used for Malicious Software. This software can get into your computer and perform actions without your permission, giving hackers full access to your device.
A computer virus is a program that disrupts the normal working of a computer without the user’s knowledge.
A computer virus attaches itself to files and damages them.

Our course assists with an understanding of these threats, how to identify them and what actions to take to prevent being infected.  

Target Audience  

This short course is tailored to all individuals and organisations who would like to ensure an understanding of the risks associated with malware and viruses and become familiar with the ways to prevent and identify potential attacks.

What will I learn? 

In this 2-hour course, the following topics are covered: 

  • What is Malware? 
  • How does Malware affect me? 
  • Types of Malware 
  • Malware attacks 
  • Preventing Malware attacks 
  • What is a computer virus? 
  • How do computer viruses spread? 
  • Types of computer viruses 
  • Effects of computer viruses 
  • How to prevent computer viruses? 

By the end of this course, learners will be able to: 

  • Explain what Malware and Viruses
  • Explain different types of Malware and Viruses and their effects
  • Identify Malware and Virus attacks

The following are all resources available to you for this course: 

  • A PowerPoint presentation including videos 
  • A learner workbook to which you can add notes  
  • An assessment that you will need to pass to obtain your certificate of completion 
  • You are not alone – Access to live chat/e-mail support to engage with facilitators if you need any assistance 
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Course Content

Welcome to Malware and Viruses (Self-Study Course)
Welcome, and thank you for choosing Surgo Learning Academy where together, we ignite the potential within you.​ This module will prepare you for what to expect with your during your Self Study course.

  • Orientation
  • Malware and Viruses Pre-Assessment
  • Malware and Viruses
  • Learner Workbook
  • Malware and Viruses Post Assessment

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