Unit 1 - BCS ITQ Level 1 - IT Security for Users
(ECDL Unit 1)

 This course requires an enrolment key


Overview of the unit
This level 1 unit is called IT Security for Users and requires you to identify day-to-day security risks and laws/guidelines that affect the use of IT.
At this level you are required to demonstrate the skills and knowledge needed to protect hardware, software and data within an IT system against theft, malfunction and unauthorised access. Any aspect that is unfamiliar to you may require support and advice from others.
This guide is designed to be used with Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office and contains exercises covering the following topics:
 Identifying Viruses
 Virus Checking
 Avoiding Malware
 Backing Up
 Protecting IT Systems
 Secure Networks
 Keeping Information Secure
 Laws and Guidelines
Aims and objectives
The purpose of this guide is to provide the knowledge and techniques necessary to meet the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for this optional unit.
After completing this guide you will be able to:
 Recognise threats to IT systems and their performance
 Keep information safe and secure
 Use appropriate security precautions to minimise risk
 Appreciate the laws, guidelines and procedures for using IT
 Understand the importance of backing-up your data

This course requires an enrolment key