Introduction to Malware course

Malicious software, better known as malware, has become a central element in not just cybersecurity but daily life. It has played a role in everything from our politics to our economy, to our personal lives. However, it remains a poorly understood and reported subject. This course provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to malware and how to defend against it. Instruction is divided into two modules. The first provides an overview of the history and mechanisms of malware. The second module offers a series of real-world scenarios in which the learner must apply several of the concepts covered in the first module.

Badge and credit-awarding
Games & Flashcards
Real-world case studies
Audio-enabled in app

This introductory-level course is designed for learners who have some understanding of basic computing concepts like the Internet, World Wide Web and software, but may also be suitable for experienced IT professionals seeking to expand their knowledge of malware.

This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.

  • Dates: Open enrollment
  • Duration: 90 days
  • Time: 5 hours
  • Location:Online
  • Course Fee: $79.00 USD
  • CEUs: CEUs: .5 (Contact Hours: 5)
  • Code: 01-PRO-TEC-ON