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Database and Cybersecurity Library

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Library Overview

Learn to scale your database applications and keep them safe from modern threats with the Open Colleges Database and Cybersecurity Learning Library. This library includes access to thousands of digital learning assets designed to improve your database and security knowledge. Assets include Video short courses, eBooks and Audiobooks. This online learning resource will allow you to study topics such as C Programming, Big Data, Databases and Security. Assets are available anytime, anywhere - via mobile app, computer or tablet.

A one-time payment provides you with unlimited access to the Database and Cybersecurity Library which will make you more productive, more future-focused and more confident in your abilities than ever before. Browse the assets and content included in this library below.

 

Why Subscribe to this Library?

  • Master database management by studying Database backups and recovery, business intelligence, performance tuning and more.
  • Study programming at your own pace and master coding with channels including C programming, Python and R programming,.
  • Bulletproof your understanding of security protocols with over 300 eBooks on Cyber Security, Cloud Security and Security Core Concepts.

Learn Your Way - Watch, Read or Listen

Included in this Library

  • 350+ Video Courses
  • 1,590+ eBooks
  • 4+ Audio Books
1,955+ Database & Cybersecurity Learning Assets*

With a focused approach to databases and cybersecurity, this library is ideal for any IT professional or developer who would like to build their cybersecurity skills or their ability to create, manage or report on databases. The ability to study online at your own pace makes this the perfect tool for those already in employment or those professionals who would like to study after hours.

Pay a one-time fee for access to a single library featuring thousands of digital assets (Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks). Upon subscribing users are provided with a username and password which allow you to access our Learning Portal.

To start learning today, follow these simple steps

  1. Browse and select your preferred Open Colleges Learning Library which best suits your development area. Our range of Learning Libraries can be viewed here.
     
  2. Select the Subscribe button and you will be taken to the checkout process. Follow the simple steps which include; filling in your details, paying the one-off fee (via Mastercard or Visa), reading and agreeing to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
     
  3. When you finish the registration process, within minutes you will be emailed a receipt. You will also be emailed a username/password with instructions on how to access our Learning Portal.
     
  4.  Once in the Learning Portal your specific library content is available for viewing. Using the library menu link or simply searching using a keyword is the best way to discover your new learning materials. We have created various articles with tips and tricks how to get the most out of your Learning Library.

    Additional FAQs can be viewed here.
  • What are Open Colleges Learning Libraries?

    Our Learning Libraries are essentially collections of learning assets (created by our partner Skillsoft) which you can utilise to improve your skill set and bridge knowledge gaps. When you subscribe to a library, based on your subscription you get either 6 or 12 months access to the assets within that specific library. Assets include short Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks which can be accessed via desktop and mobile devices.
  • What happens when my subscription ends?

    Most importantly we will not renewal your subscription automatically or without your consent. Coming up to the date of your expiry you will receive an email which details how to renew your library subscription for another year if you choose to. Rest assure you are in control and there is definitely NO AUTO RENEWAL as we do not store your credit card details.
  • Are there any tests or exams on the Video Course content?

    While there are no official exams or tests to our courses, there are multiple answer quizzes at the end of video courses which attempt to gauge a users understanding of the course content. We set 85% as the pass mark to be confident that a user has a good understanding of the topic. 
  • Can I call Open Colleges and buy a Learning Library subscription over the phone?

    Unfortunately we can not facilitate our Learning Libraries offline via the phone. If you have a question regarding our Learning Libraries please use the "Got Questions?" tab on this page. We aim to answer all your questions on the same business day. 
  • What are the minimum desktop and mobile requirements to view and use the Learning Libraries?

    What do I need? (Minimum Requirements)

    Our digital collection is ideally accessed with a fast broadband connection to enjoy a smooth learning experience. Assets can also be viewed over your mobile 4G connection with our iPhone or Android mobile application. 

    Skills Desktop Portal (Powered by Percipio) - Minimum requirements

    For all browsers, the minimum supported screen resolution is 1024x768.

    Operating systems and browsers

    Browser

    Windows 7SP1+

    Windows 8.1

    Windows 10

    MacOS 10.11+

    Internet Explorer IE11 IE11 IE11  
    Microsoft Edge     Edge v16+  
    Firefox v60.x v60.x+ v60.x+  
    Chrome v66+ v66+ v66+ v66+
    Safari       v10.1.x+

     

    Skills Mobile App (Powered by Percipio) - Minimum Requirements

    Devices, operating systems, and browsers

    Device

    iOS 10.x

    iOS 11.x

    Android 6.0+ (Marshmallow)

    iPhone 5+ YES YES  
    Smartphones     YES
    iPad 4th Gen+
    * Access via Percipio for Web. Mobile App is not supported.
    Mobile Chrome
    Mobile Safari
    Mobile Chrome
    Mobile Safari
     

    iPad Mini 2+

    * Access via Percipio for Web. Mobile App is not supported.

      Mobile Chrome
    Mobile Safari
     
  • Do all eBooks have a matching Audiobook counterpart?

    Please do not assume that if we offer a particular eBook within a Library that there is ALWAYS a corresponding Audiobook of the same title. Likewise with our Audiobook titles, please do not assume that there is an eBook version of the same title by default.

    While this may be the case in many instances, you should definitely confirm this by browsing for your specific title and desired format before purchasing.

  • Who is Skillsoft and who updates, creates and curates all the learning content?

    Skillsoft is an educational technology company that produces learning management system software and learning content in the form of multi-modal courses, videos and micro-learning modules. In Australia Skillsoft provides learning content for various major Australian corporations.

    In an Australian first, Open Colleges has partnered with Skillsoft to offer (Skillsoft based) learning content direct to the consumer via our Learning Libraries.

  • Will I receive a certificate or statement of attainment when I complete video courses found within Learning Libraries?

    Our Learning Libraries are not qualification-led. Instead, they are designed to offer speedy learning experiences that quickly build skills and bridge knowledge gaps. As such, you will not receive a qualification for completing the available video courses. If you’re interested in going on to study a recognised qualification, Open Colleges offer a wide range of nationally-recognised qualifications which can be browsed from our home page.
  • How do I access the Learning Library I purchased?

    Once you’ve purchased a library subscription, you’ll receive an email containing login information and simple instructions on how to get started and access your content within our portal. If you have not received an email please check your Spam or Junk folders within your email program to make sure it has not accidentally been filtered by your email program.
  • Will I get access to new courses and assets during my subscription?

    Absolutely. Our content teams are adding new Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks regularly to the various libraries. You can expect your library to grow over the 12 month period.
  • Why do some libraries cost more than others?

    Prices for our Learning Libraries are based on the breadth of content assets contained within each collection. As not all collections contain the same amount of content, we have priced them appropriately to offer the best value for money.
  • I notice some eBooks, Audiobooks and Video Courses are shared by multiple collections? Why is that? Which collection is right for me?

    Across all our skills collections there are approximately 18,000 unique assets (Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks). These assets can appear in multiple collections if they are applicable to other topics. For example, there are Leadership Video Courses included in the Business Skills & Productivity collection, which also appear again in the Leadership & Collaboration Collection. To choose the right collection, you should select the one that best matches your aspirations. For example the Leadership & Collaboration Collection would be ideal to purchase if you were specifically looking to hone your Leadership skills, yet if you are looking to build more general business skills, you could choose the Business Skills & Productivity collection.
  • Can I get support with courses and content when using my Library subscription?

    Although we have made every effort to make our Learning Portal as simple to use as possible, you can access support via the platform's menu after logging in. Here you can ask technical questions relating to navigating content or getting around the portal.

    Open Colleges does not offer support on the course content from a tutoring\knowledge perspective. Please feel free to direct any other questions to skills@opencolleges.edu.au .

  • What are the Terms and Conditions?

    You can find our Terms and Conditions here. These include an End User Agreement from Skillsoft our content provider, who license the content. Our Privacy Policy can also be viewed here as this details how we use and handle your personal information. Note: We do not store your credit card details.
  • Is my subscription refundable?

    Subscriptions are not refundable, subject to your rights under Australian Consumer Law. We encourage you to read our Terms and Conditions and to browse Library assets to make an informed decision regarding subscribing to a  Learning Library.

Enquiries

Got a question on our Learning Libraries? We aim to answer your questions same business day.

Library Overview

Learn to scale your database applications and keep them safe from modern threats with the Open Colleges Database and Cybersecurity Learning Library. This library includes access to thousands of digital learning assets designed to improve your database and security knowledge. Assets include Video short courses, eBooks and Audiobooks. This online learning resource will allow you to study topics such as C Programming, Big Data, Databases and Security. Assets are available anytime, anywhere - via mobile app, computer or tablet.

A one-time payment provides you with unlimited access to the Database and Cybersecurity Library which will make you more productive, more future-focused and more confident in your abilities than ever before. Browse the assets and content included in this library below.

 

Why Subscribe to this Library?

  • Master database management by studying Database backups and recovery, business intelligence, performance tuning and more.
  • Study programming at your own pace and master coding with channels including C programming, Python and R programming,.
  • Bulletproof your understanding of security protocols with over 300 eBooks on Cyber Security, Cloud Security and Security Core Concepts.

Learn Your Way - Watch, Read or Listen

How it works

Pay a one-time fee for access to a single library featuring thousands of digital assets (Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks). Upon subscribing users are provided with a username and password which allow you to access our Learning Portal.

To start learning today, follow these simple steps

  1. Browse and select your preferred Open Colleges Learning Library which best suits your development area. Our range of Learning Libraries can be viewed here.
     
  2. Select the Subscribe button and you will be taken to the checkout process. Follow the simple steps which include; filling in your details, paying the one-off fee (via Mastercard or Visa), reading and agreeing to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
     
  3. When you finish the registration process, within minutes you will be emailed a receipt. You will also be emailed a username/password with instructions on how to access our Learning Portal.
     
  4.  Once in the Learning Portal your specific library content is available for viewing. Using the library menu link or simply searching using a keyword is the best way to discover your new learning materials. We have created various articles with tips and tricks how to get the most out of your Learning Library.

    Additional FAQs can be viewed here.

Who's this for?

With a focused approach to databases and cybersecurity, this library is ideal for any IT professional or developer who would like to build their cybersecurity skills or their ability to create, manage or report on databases. The ability to study online at your own pace makes this the perfect tool for those already in employment or those professionals who would like to study after hours.

FAQs

Our Learning Libraries are essentially collections of learning assets (created by our partner Skillsoft) which you can utilise to improve your skill set and bridge knowledge gaps. When you subscribe to a library, based on your subscription you get either 6 or 12 months access to the assets within that specific library. Assets include short Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks which can be accessed via desktop and mobile devices.
Most importantly we will not renewal your subscription automatically or without your consent. Coming up to the date of your expiry you will receive an email which details how to renew your library subscription for another year if you choose to. Rest assure you are in control and there is definitely NO AUTO RENEWAL as we do not store your credit card details.
While there are no official exams or tests to our courses, there are multiple answer quizzes at the end of video courses which attempt to gauge a users understanding of the course content. We set 85% as the pass mark to be confident that a user has a good understanding of the topic. 
Unfortunately we can not facilitate our Learning Libraries offline via the phone. If you have a question regarding our Learning Libraries please use the "Got Questions?" tab on this page. We aim to answer all your questions on the same business day. 

What do I need? (Minimum Requirements)

Our digital collection is ideally accessed with a fast broadband connection to enjoy a smooth learning experience. Assets can also be viewed over your mobile 4G connection with our iPhone or Android mobile application. 

Skills Desktop Portal (Powered by Percipio) - Minimum requirements

For all browsers, the minimum supported screen resolution is 1024x768.

Operating systems and browsers

Browser

Windows 7SP1+

Windows 8.1

Windows 10

MacOS 10.11+

Internet Explorer IE11 IE11 IE11  
Microsoft Edge     Edge v16+  
Firefox v60.x v60.x+ v60.x+  
Chrome v66+ v66+ v66+ v66+
Safari       v10.1.x+

 

Skills Mobile App (Powered by Percipio) - Minimum Requirements

Devices, operating systems, and browsers

Device

iOS 10.x

iOS 11.x

Android 6.0+ (Marshmallow)

iPhone 5+ YES YES  
Smartphones     YES
iPad 4th Gen+
* Access via Percipio for Web. Mobile App is not supported.
Mobile Chrome
Mobile Safari
Mobile Chrome
Mobile Safari
 

iPad Mini 2+

* Access via Percipio for Web. Mobile App is not supported.

  Mobile Chrome
Mobile Safari
 

Please do not assume that if we offer a particular eBook within a Library that there is ALWAYS a corresponding Audiobook of the same title. Likewise with our Audiobook titles, please do not assume that there is an eBook version of the same title by default.

While this may be the case in many instances, you should definitely confirm this by browsing for your specific title and desired format before purchasing.

Skillsoft is an educational technology company that produces learning management system software and learning content in the form of multi-modal courses, videos and micro-learning modules. In Australia Skillsoft provides learning content for various major Australian corporations.

In an Australian first, Open Colleges has partnered with Skillsoft to offer (Skillsoft based) learning content direct to the consumer via our Learning Libraries.

Our Learning Libraries are not qualification-led. Instead, they are designed to offer speedy learning experiences that quickly build skills and bridge knowledge gaps. As such, you will not receive a qualification for completing the available video courses. If you’re interested in going on to study a recognised qualification, Open Colleges offer a wide range of nationally-recognised qualifications which can be browsed from our home page.
Once you’ve purchased a library subscription, you’ll receive an email containing login information and simple instructions on how to get started and access your content within our portal. If you have not received an email please check your Spam or Junk folders within your email program to make sure it has not accidentally been filtered by your email program.
Absolutely. Our content teams are adding new Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks regularly to the various libraries. You can expect your library to grow over the 12 month period.
Prices for our Learning Libraries are based on the breadth of content assets contained within each collection. As not all collections contain the same amount of content, we have priced them appropriately to offer the best value for money.
Across all our skills collections there are approximately 18,000 unique assets (Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks). These assets can appear in multiple collections if they are applicable to other topics. For example, there are Leadership Video Courses included in the Business Skills & Productivity collection, which also appear again in the Leadership & Collaboration Collection. To choose the right collection, you should select the one that best matches your aspirations. For example the Leadership & Collaboration Collection would be ideal to purchase if you were specifically looking to hone your Leadership skills, yet if you are looking to build more general business skills, you could choose the Business Skills & Productivity collection.

Although we have made every effort to make our Learning Portal as simple to use as possible, you can access support via the platform's menu after logging in. Here you can ask technical questions relating to navigating content or getting around the portal.

Open Colleges does not offer support on the course content from a tutoring\knowledge perspective. Please feel free to direct any other questions to skills@opencolleges.edu.au .

You can find our Terms and Conditions here. These include an End User Agreement from Skillsoft our content provider, who license the content. Our Privacy Policy can also be viewed here as this details how we use and handle your personal information. Note: We do not store your credit card details.
Subscriptions are not refundable, subject to your rights under Australian Consumer Law. We encourage you to read our Terms and Conditions and to browse Library assets to make an informed decision regarding subscribing to a  Learning Library.

Enquiries

Got a question on our Learning Libraries? We aim to answer your questions same business day.

Subscription Options

  • 12 months Best value $29.99 / mo Billed as one payment of $359.88
  • 6 months $39.99 / mo Billed as one payment of $239.94

Included in this Library

  • 350+ Video Courses
  • 1,590+ eBooks
  • 4+ Audio Books
1,955+ Database & Cybersecurity Learning Assets*

Regular Asset Updates

Assurance content is current with the latest industry practices.

Mobile App

Access learning anytime, anywhere with our mobile application.

Test Your Knowledge

Video courses contain quizzes to evaluate your competency.

Browse the 1,955+ Database & Cybersecurity Learning Assets included in this library.*

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LAN Switch Security: What Hackers Know About Your Switches: A Practical Guide to Hardening Layer 2 Devices and Stopping Campus Network Attacks

Explaining all the vulnerabilities in a network infrastructure related to Ethernet switches, this authoritative guide shows you ho... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 5 hours 07 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Christopher Paggen,Eric Vyncke

Electronic Identity

Written from a legal and technical perspective, this book is essential reading for researchers, lawyers, policy makers, technologi... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 1 hour 54 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Norberto Nuno Gomes de Andrade,et al.

Simple Computer Security: Disinfect Your PC

Providing easy-to-follow installation guidance, and ready solutions, this comprehensive guide will help protect you against a wide... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 2 hours 29 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Eric Geier,Jim Geier

Security and Loss Prevention: An Introduction, 5th Edition

Encompassing the breadth and depth of considerations involved in implementing loss prevention concepts and security programs withi... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 15 hours 16 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Philip P. Purpura

Security Controls Evaluation, Testing, and Assessment Handbook

Showing you what your security controls are doing and how they are standing up to various inside and outside threats, this detaile... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 15 hours 40 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Leighton Johnson

Common Account Management Practices

Security practitioners must be able to audit the implementation of account control mechanisms. Examine the various types of accoun... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 26 minutes
  • Level: Intermediate

Penetration Testing & Vulnerability Scanning

While some of the best tools for improving security are now available, they can also end up in the wrong hands. Examine various pe... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 39 minutes
  • Level: Intermediate

OpenVPN: Building and Integrating Virtual Private Networks: Learn How to Build Secure VPNs Using this Powerful Open Source Application

A comprehensive guide to using OpenVPN for building secure VPNs, this friendly book is covers basic VPN concepts, then moves to in... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 3 hours 23 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Markus Feilner

Computer Incident Response and Forensics Team Management: Conducting a Successful Incident Response

Including tools, references, and research sources, this book provides security professionals with the concepts and principles they... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Leighton R. Johnson III

Computer Forensics: A Pocket Guide

How would your organisation cope with a cyber attack? This guide illustrates the technical complexities involved in computer foren... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 43 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Nathan Clarke

TestPrep: CompTIA Security+

Practice for exam SY0-501. Assess your readiness by using Exam Mode or further prepare using Learn Mode which provides immediate f... Read more

  • WATCH Test Prep
  • Level: Intermediate

CompTIA Security+ Deluxe Study Guide: Exam SY0-501, Fourth Edition

Fully updated to cover 100% of the latest exam, this book is packed with essential information on critical security concepts inclu... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 9 hours 48 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Emmett Dulaney

CWSP: Certified Wireless Security Professional Official Study Guide (Exam PW0-204)

With practical hands-on exercises, real-world scenarios and challenging review questions, this comprehensive resource provides ful... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 11 hours 48 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Bryan E. Harkins,David A. Westcott,David D. Coleman,Shawn M. Jackman

Hacker Techniques, Tools, and Incident Handling, Second Edition

Providing readers with a clear, comprehensive introduction to the many threats on our Internet environment and security and what c... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 8 hours 34 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Sean-Philip Oriyano

Information Technology Security Fundamentals

Assisting managers in understanding the role of IT Security in their enterprise, this book defines security from an organizational... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 2 hours 41 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Bryan Hosack,Glen Sagers

*Note - Assets are added and removed on a daily basis. The contents of your library may differ slightly to what is represented above. Usually your library will contain more assets than what is represented in the channels above.

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