The goal of this course is to learn the fundamentals of network security and be able to apply these concepts to cyber defense. You will cover secure network architectures, network defense tools such as firewalls and intrusion detection systems, and protocols for securing network traffic. Concepts will be applied within the context of well-known attack techniques against networks. By the end of this course, you will be able to analyze a network for vulnerabilities, determine the correct tools and techniques to mitigate these vulnerabilities, and implement defensive measures on a network.
In this course, you will learn how to:
- Create secure network architectures.
- Identify vulnerabilities in network defenses.
- Apply network defense tools and techniques.
- Determine and implement appropriate network security protocols.
Before taking this course, you should be able to:
- Explain the basic operation of common network protocols at a high level. This may include DNS, HTTP, FTP, SSH, routing protocols, LDAP, ARP, DHCP, and others.
- Correctly place network components (switches, routers, hosts, etc.) and protocols (such as the above) into levels of the TCP/IP and OSI Models.
- Describe common components of enterprise network architectures, such as physical network devices, databases, user directories, etc. and the ways they interact with each other.
A CompTIA Network+ certification will meet the prerequisites, but is not required.
Current Course Offerings
April 16th and 17th
*Note: The above dates are for the on-site sessions of the course. The online component of the course will begin approximately three weeks before the on-site sessions.