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introduction to information security (70610)

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The aim of this course is to equip learners with a sound knowledge of the underlying principles of information security and to provide them with the skills needed to analyse and evaluate information security problems.

Target group
This course provides a sound and proper foundation for people with little or no Information Security background.

Admission requirements
Senior Certificate. Students must be computer-literate and familiar with the Microsoft Windows environment, access to the Internet is a necessity.

Semester course (6 months)

Language medium

Registration periods
For more information about registrations visit:  www.unisa.ac.za/ucl 

UNISA open distance learning with a text book and additional material: students will be expected to cover the work by working through the prescribed text book and additional material; tutorial letters: the lecturers will provide additional tutorial matter necessary to aid understanding of the course content; assignments: students will be required to complete assignments which will form an inherent part of their preparation for the examination; telephone and e-mail support: this will be the preferred means of communication; the internet: it will provide an additional way of communicating to the lecturers and submitting assignments

Kind of assessment
Note: Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies
Formative assessment: Online Assignments
Summative assessment: Portfolio - non venue based examination

Syllabus/Course Content

This course covers an introduction to the following Information Security issues:

Course Fee
The fee for this course is R 5 259.00.

Study package
Included: The course fees include all study material. 

For queries: ucl@unisa.ac.za