Explore malware and threat protection


In this module, you will learn about malware and common network-related security threats and the steps that you can take to mitigate them.

Learning objectives

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe malware.
  • Understand the sources of malware.
  • Describe ways of mitigating malware.
  • Identify common network-related security threats.
  • Describe the methods by which you can mitigate these common security threats.
  • Describe tools for securing users identity.
  • Describe tools for securing data on Windows.
  • Describe tools for securing Windows devices.


  • Students should have a basic understanding of computer networks and hardware concepts.
  • Students should have a basic understanding of OS and Application concepts.
  • Students should have experience with using Windows 10 or later.