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IS-720: An Introduction to NET Guard

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Course Overview

This course is designed to introduce the student to the National Emergency Technology (NET) Guard program, and to briefly explain how to create a NET Guard program in a local community.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain what NET Guard is and its benefit for a community.
  • Identify services NET Guard can provide and functions it does not provide.
  • Identify four key steps to creating a NET Guard program plan.
  • Explain four key steps to build, implement, and sustain a NET Guard program.

Primary Audience

NET Guard founders/administrators, potential NET Guard administrators, NET Guard volunteers, the general public





Course Length:

1 hour
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  • Test questions are scrambled to protect test integrity
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