OpenDNS for Beginers

Demystifying OpenDNS
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (30 ratings)
1,682 students
43min of on-demand video
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Understand OpenDNS Working
Learn how to use OpenDNS
Learn How To Create Network Rules and Policies to Protect Internal Networks and Users
Understand Some of the Use-Cases and Practical Implementations of OpenDNS


  • No Pre-requisites Required in IT


This is a mini course, tailored for absolute beginners and non-technical people who want to learn about OpenDNS. OpenDNS is a free software service that can be used to control Internet access and applications through DNS layer inspection.

This course is a highly stripped down version of the Cisco Umbrella course that is already published on Udemy. For those that want to learn and use OpenDNS, but not learn about Cisco Umbrella, can enrol in this free course

Begin by learning about Open DNS – What it is and it’s architecture. Understand how you can sign up for free and get yourself a free service on OpenDNS. Learn how to setup OpenDNS on your network and setup policies that meet your requirements. Setup various access control rules, application filters, website filtering, and much more. Learn how you can monitor the access and get to know the various network applications and websites being accessed on your network to get insight.

Finally, we review how we can use OpenDNS to protect our children as a use case. If you have children at home and you are a non-technical person looking for ways to control and monitor your children’s Internet access, you definitely should check this out.

This course is a miniature version of the Cisco Umbrella course already published on Udemy. If you want to get started in learning about this platform but unsure to signup for it, enrol in this free course and accordingly make a decision.

Who this course is for:

  • Any Non-Technical That Needs to Improve Their Security Posture While Connected to the Internet
  • Any Tecnical Person That Intends To Improve CyberSecurity Stance


Group of Cyber Security professionals with over 20 years of
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  • 660 Reviews
  • 4,235 Students
  • 5 Courses

Group of Cyber Security professionals with over 20 years of practical knowledge and experience in Information Security. Consulted and helped various global organizations in their cyber security requirements, both from a project management and training front. Holding multiple certifications: CISSP, SSCP, CyberArk Defender, PCNSE, CEH, Azure Admin, VCP, CCNP, CCNA,

Undertaking challenges and working on business solutions is our passion. Sharing the knowledge and educating others has been one of our goals over the last two decades.

We have extensive experience on the following Information Security and IT domains:

1. Security Operations
2. Risk and Vulnerability Management
3. Malware Analysis
4. Automation and Security Intelligence
5. Cloud Computing (IaaS & PaaS)
6. Network Security
7. Network Architecture and Design

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