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Communication and Network Security

COMM 1980

Protect some of the most vulnerable components of your business: computer networks. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to practice secure communications and network protocols and engineer secure encrypted traffic.

Networks are the foundation of contemporary business, and their safety is integral to success. Graduates of this course will be able to create secure communication channels over a network, such as email, messaging, phone calls, and document transfers. At the end of this course you will be able to explain the application of network devices and concepts to network security and implement secure encrypted traffic on a network.


  • Enrollment for this course will close 1 day prior to the course start date. No late enrollments will be permitted.
  • Withdrawals are only accepted up to 10 business days prior to the course start date (withdrawal fees will apply). No refunds or withdrawals are permitted after this date
  • This course is delivered virtually through an interactive online platform in conjunction with Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). You require access to a computer with high-speed internet, camera, and headset for the duration of each class. By enrolling in this course, you consent to the sharing of your personal information with NAIT for registration purposes, see below.
  • Note that the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) may collect personal information regarding your participation in this course, including your name, email address, student identification number, and information regarding your performance in and completion of the course. This information is collected pursuant to section 33(c) of the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, for the purpose of facilitating your participation in the course. The information may also be shared with the Durham College of Applied Arts and Technology (DC) for the purpose of allowing DC to track and verify your progress and outcomes in the course. If you have any questions regarding the collection, use, or disclosure of this personal information by NAIT, please contact Ashley Verbonac – Operations Coordinator, 11762-106 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta, T5G 2R1, via telephone at 780-378-1261 or via email at averbona@nait.ca.

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    • Spring/Summer - None required

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    11190SunMay 14, 2024 to August 20, 202410:00 am - 01:30 pm14Distance EducationNait Polytechnic$575.00CLOSEDNotify Me
    SatMay 14, 2024 to August 20, 202410:00 am - 06:00 pmDistance Education
    FriMay 14, 2024 to August 20, 202408:00 pm - 11:30 pmDistance Education