Project Description


This course will teach you the fundamental concepts and skills in the broad discipline of computer security. Through this official Microsoft-certified entry-level course you will gain a basic understanding of security layers, operating system security, network security and security software. You will learn how to build and manage Microsoft Windows Servers, Windows-based network operating systems, Active Directory, account management and system recovery tools.

After completing this course, you will have a greater understanding of:

  • Security layers
  • Operating system security
  • Network security
  • Security software
  • Duration: 16 weeks

  • Exam: Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) in Security Fundamentals – 98-367. The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is an official entry-level accreditation from Microsoft. It proves you have taken the first step toward building a successful career in information technology by displaying a foundational competence in the field.

    Read more about the certification.

  • Support: eTutor Supported

What’s Included

  • All course content

  • Practice exercises and quizzes

  • A practice exam

  • A certification exam voucher

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Prerequisites & Requirements

Before embarking on this programme, a solid foundation in Windows is essential, so all students should complete the eCollege Windows Operating Systems Fundamentals course before enrolling. We also expect students to have some practical experience with Windows Server, Windows-based networking, Active Directory, anti-malware products, firewalls, network topologies and devices, and network ports.

If you have an interest in IT and an analytical mindset, and wish to further specialise your skills in the field of computer security, this course is for you.
  • All students should have access to a PC or laptop running a supported version of Windows (e.g Windows 10)Apple/Android devices are not supported and cannot be used for this course.
  • A broadband connection is essential to stream video content.
You only require a web browser to view the content and access web platforms.


After earning your official MTA accreditation, you will have a proven proficiency in windows security administration. This course is a gateway to further specialised training and future employment in entry-level roles as a Windows security engineer, IT technician, network engineer, systems administrator, and other related positions.


After earning your official MTA Software Development Fundamentals certificate you can further your studies by enrolling in the following Changing Career to IT courses through eCollege:

  • Windows Operating Systems Fundamentals
  • Windows Server Administration Fundamentals
  • Networking Fundamentals

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Please note you can only be enrolled on one eCollege course at any one time. 

Course Code: NC 11665