This course delivers a comprehensive overview of network security, including general security concepts. Communication security is studied, including remote access, e-mail, the Web, directory and file transfer, and wireless data. Common network attacks are introduced. Cryptography basics are incorporated, and operational/organizational security is discussed as it relates to physical security, disaster recovery, and business continuity. Computer forensics is introduced. Upon completion of this online course a student should be able to take the CompTIA’s Security+ certification exam.
Differentiate/distinguish between the different network design elements, components, ports and protocols, their respective threats & mitigation techniques.
Identify& apply industry best practices for access control methods.
Deploy various authentication models & identify the components of each.
Conduct periodic audits of system security settings & know how to improve analysis by auditing network security procedures & carry out vulnerability assessments using common tools.
Use monitoring tools on systems/networks & direct security-related anomalies.
Determine the appropriate use of network security tools.
Know authentication models & their components.
The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.