Course Summary
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2 weeks and 40 hours
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Vocational-Certificate 2 network security


This course instructs entry and junior level network security administrators on Defense-in-Depth network security preparedness. It covers the protect, detect, and respond approach to network security. Hands-on labs, based on major network security tools and techniques, give network administrators real world experience on current network security technologies and operations.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Importance of network troubleshooting
  • Various security policies for their organizations
  • Upon completion of the course, the student will have a basic understanding of various threats on organization network and potential mitigation strategies
  • Importance of first response to the network security incident and assist IRT team and forensics investigation team in dealing with an incident
  • Various physical security controls for their organizations
  • Various hosts individually in the organization's network
  • And understand appropriate firewall solutions, topology, and configurations to harden security through firewall
  • Role of back up method, media and technique to perform successful backup of organization data on regular basis
  • Role of signature analysis to detect various types of attacks and policy violation activities

General Course Topics:

  • Computer Network Defense Fundamentals
  • Network Security Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Attacks
  • Network Security Controls, Protocols, and Perimeter Appliances
  • Designing and Implementation of Network Security Policies
  • Physical Security
  • Host Security
  • Secure Firewall Configuration, Deployment and Management
  • Secure IDS Configuration and Management
  • Secure IVPN Configuration and Management
  • Wireless Network Defense
  • Network Traffic Monitoring and Analysis
  • Network Risk and Vulnerability Management
  • Data Backup and Recovery
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Coaching/Mentoring
  • Discussion
  • Laboratory
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials