Course name Basics of Information Security
Course date 09.02.2021 - 31.12.2025
Institution Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
Course language English
Credits 6 ECTS credit

Field Technology HUB
Teacher Virve Prami
Available for open UAS No
Level Bachelor

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Enrolment period 09.02.2021 - 31.12.2024
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Basics of Information Security

09.02.2021 - 31.12.2025

Course description

The course consists of three topics: information security, cryptology and applications security. The course gives assurance that you can handle setting up secure environments and handle the challenging situations surrounding security breaches, including the following skills:

  • Security fundamentals
  • Basic risk identification and analysis
  • Threat identification and assessment
  • How to secure IT infrastructure security
  • Cryptography
  • Operational security and general security processes
  • Incident response and business continuity

Contest This course is designed for network and security administrators and those with similar job functions which have two years of experience with general networking and basic security knowledge. After the course, the student has basic knowledge of information security and what is the meaning of information security for the companies. He or she knows the basic concepts and how basic security mechanisms work. He or she knows different cryptographic methods from the past to now.



Assessment criteria

The theory is studied by own pace using course Moodle lessons and course literature.

At the end of the course final tests are taken (on-line Moodle tests). The minimum passing score for the Final test is 700/1000. If not achieved, the student needs to retake the test.

Final test will be taken remotely and the course is graded Pass/Fail.

Course way of working and time table

Course is 100% online self-study course and you can do it in your own pace. Course environment is Metropolia’s Moodle.

Course enrolment info

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