Welcome to CAOS 108/CIS 108, Personal Computer Security Basics. It is my pleasure to be your instructor for this course. I
have been offering technical courses at De Anza since 1991 and am very excited about teaching this security course. I have
developed all the material contained in this course and have filmed all the lectures. There is NO textbook required for this course!
In this course, you will explore the fundamentals of personal computer security concepts using video lectures and course
materials that I have created. As you will soon discover, our course lectures are designed and presented in a very easy-to-understand format. My course motto is: "Learn a lot without a lot of hard work!" I will try to uphold this idea in this course by making it as
easy as possible for you to learn and apply the information in a practical way. This course has been structured to ensure your success. In the past students have found this course to be enjoyable and engaging, and have discovered the important relevance of this timely and interesting subject matter. I know you will too!
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If you need to add this course (i.e. you are not enrolled), please complete this Online Orientation and submit the Student Information Form. Next, email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) to request an add code.
Be prepared to spend a minimum of 12 hours per week using and studying the course materials.