• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Performing vulnerability scans is necessary to evaluate the security of an organization's network and help protect organizational data and assets. This includes assessing, mitigating and reporting on any security vulnerabilities that exist in an organization's systems and software. This course will provide DevOps Engineers, Network Engineers, QA Test Engineers, and Operations/IT Managers with an understanding of how to perform vulnerability scans.

Learning Objectives

On successful completion of this course, learners should have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Explain the difference between credentialed and un-credentialed scans and when to use them
  • Apply best practices for configuring and executing scans
  • Use scan reports to locate and mitigate vulnerabilities in network infrastructure or web applications

Framework Connections

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.

Feedback

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