Data Integrity and Security

Ransomware: What Is It and How Do I Protect Myself?

Course Overview
You've probably heard the word Ransomware recently in the news describing attacks on computers. Ransomware has become a popular way to extort money from unsuspecting victims by software criminals. In this course, you will learn what ransomware is and how to protect yourself.



Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, the course participant should be able to:
  • Specify what ransomware is.
  • Recognize how ransomware attacks a system.
  • Identify the reasons for the popularity of ransomware among cybercriminals.
  • Identify best practices to protect your computer from ransomware.

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    SmartPros Ltd.

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    Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation:

    Familiarity with computer and Internet browsers

    Speaker / Author:

    George Monsalvatge is a content developer and project manager with Kaplan IT, with primary responsibilities for developing Microsoft content for Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 10 , SQL Server 2014, Exchange Server 2016, Office 365, Azure Virtualization and SharePoint Server, as well as Project Management Professional (PMP), CompTia A+, Project+, Network+, and Security+. George has also developed content for study materials for certification preparation in CompTia, Oracle and Cisco. George has been a content developer and instructor for over 23 years, and has trained over 1,000 people who have reached their certification goals. Prior to joining Kaplan, George supported the medical industry for Philips Medical Systems, and was an instructor for Wave Technologies and Thomson Learning (now Cengage Learning). He is a Subject Matter Expert for Windows Server, SQL Server, MS Exchange and for various networking issues. George has designed and installed networks and blogs on technical topics for the Transcender Team Weblog. George has a BS in Management from Georgia Tech, where he graduated with honors. He currently lives in the Atlanta area and loves to golf. George passionately follows the Atlanta Falcons, earning the “You Make the Game” award by Coca-Cola for his support of the team and the NFL.

    Software & Hardware Requirements:

    • 56k or Greater Internet Connection
    • Adobe Acrobat® Reader for the .pdf files
    • Adobe® Flash® Player 9 or higher
    • Modern DHTML Compatible Browser
    • Ram: 256 MB minimum
    • Sound card with speakers/headphones
    • Windows or Mac OS

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    Price (USD)

    Standard Rate: $24.95

    Details

    Course Code : 99MON01

    Release Date : 11/29/2017
    Expire Date : 11/29/2019
    Credits :
    CPE 1.00
    QAS 1.00

    Length : 50min
    Course Level : Basic
    Course Type : Self-Study
    Passing Grade : 70%
    Format Type : eLearning
    Mobile Compatible
    Field Of Study : Information Technology

    Theme : Data Integrity and Security

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