College of Information and Communication Technologies

College of ICT

University of Dar Es Salaam

Short courses

IT Security Essentials

  • Date: - -
  • Venue: Impala Hotel, Arusha
  • Cost: TZS 1,650,000
  • Contact: 0715677873 |
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Understaning operating system and network security helps avoid day-to-day threats and protect organization systems from those whom trying to compromise your networks and steal sensitive data. In this course you'll learn how to eliminate System vulnerabilities by using different methods and software such as firewalls and packet inspectors, network isolation, and security protocols also you'll learn how to prevent malware, viruses, and security breaches on your personal computers include servers and networks, secure communications / transmissions between network devices.

Course Outline

Core Security Concepts

  • What are Security Principles
  • Understand Spyware, Malware, Worms, and Viruses
  • Browser Security
  • Introduction to Wireless Security
  • What is Encryption and it’s Roles in Security

Undestanding SSH

  • Introduction to SSH
  • SSH Client and Server Setup
  • Secure Connection with a Key
  • More Uses of SSH

Operating System Security

  • Working with User Authentication and Permissions
  • Auditing Policies
  • Server Security and Protection
  • Email Scanning and Protection

Network Security

  • Knowing What Is on Your Network
  • Secure Device and Network Isolation
  • Security Concepts and Protocols
  • Protection: Antivirus and Firewalls
  • Detecting Intruders
  • Known Vulnerabilities
  • Monitoring Your Network activity

OWASP Top 10

  • Injection
  • Broken Authentication
  • Sensitive data exposure
  • XML External Entities (XXE)
  • Broken Access control
  • Security misconfigurations
  • Cross Site Scripting (XSS)
  • Insecure Deserialization
  • Using Components with known vulnerabilities
  • Insufficient logging and monitoring

Penetration Testing

  • Overview
  • Introduction to Pen Testing Tools
  • Install Metasploitable
  • Web Testing
  • Inspect Packet with Wireshark

VPN Security

  • Introduction
  • VPN Concepts
  • Understanding VPN Benefits, Options, and Components
  • Confidebtiality, Integrity, and Authentication
  • Understanding General Guidelines
  • Site-to-site VPNs
  • Remote Access VPN

Who Should Attend This Course

This training course is intended for Network Administrator, System Administrator, System Analyst and those who interested.


Before attending this online training course, students must have:

  • An understanding of basic fundamentals of networking
  • Experience supporting and configuring Windows client operating systems such as Windows 7 or Windows 8 or Linux

How to make Payment

The fees Paid by cash should be deposited to NBC Bank, Account Name: Centre for Virtual Learning, Account Number: 040103002088 and by Cheque should be made payable to the Director, Centre for Virtual Learning (CVL), University of Dar es Salaam. Come with deposit(s) slip.


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