In 1977, Ken Olson (founder and CEO of Digital Equipment Corporation) stated, “there is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home.”
Well, things didn’t exactly turn out that way. Computers are everywhere: our homes, offices, and even our pockets. The world of computer and information technology is expanding and booming at a phenomenal rate. It is exploding with more and more data than ever thought imaginable.We are all connected through a vast network of wired and wireless connections.
The Udemy Network and Security courses section features over 300 courses. The front page features the top paid courses, top free courses, and the newest and most noteworthy courses. These include The Complete Hacking Course: Go from Beginner to Advanced! ($199), Introduction to networking for complete beginners (Free), How to Speed Up Your PC and Keep Your PC Healthy ($17), and Surviving Digital Forensics: Memory Analysis 1 ($49).
Protect Yourself From Hackers
One of the most popular courses in the network & security category is Learn Wi-fi Hacking/Penetration Testing From Scratch, by Zaid Sabih. This course has 50 lectures and 5 hours of content. It is meant for anyone who wishes to learn about network penetration testing, and anyone who wants to learn how to protect networks from hackers.
The course’s cost is $199, and it has a 4.8 out of 5 star rating, made by 90 out of the 8200 students which have enrolled in this course. The requirements for this course are basic IT skills, a Wi-Fi card, and Kali Linux (free download).
Sabih’s students learn how to control connections, gather information about clients and networks, crack WEP/WPA/WPA2 encryptions, ARP Spoofing/ARP Poisoning skills, gain access to any account accessed by any client in your network, extract important information such as passwords, cookies, URLs, videos, images, etc., and launch powerful attacks.
Sabih is an ethical hacker, penetrator, and programmer. He has written, edited, and even managed the Jordanian security website iSecuri1ty, which provides security solutions for companies and individuals. Sabih has also developed a Wi-Fi penetration testing tool called Wi-fEye.
The course is meant for beginners, and Sabih starts from scratch – much like the course title suggests. This is an introductory course in cyber security, taught from a hacker’s point of view. This is why a course like this is very valuable, and why it could benefit anyone who is interested in protecting their network.
The Udemy network & security page also has several other topics which are related it. Categories such as databases, web development, IT certification, and programming languages are only one click away, for students who would like to expand their horizons in those related fields.