• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description
In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of networking through the lens of a security practitioner. More specifically, we will cover topics like network protocols, architecture, devices, and topology, which are vital for any entry level IT/Security professional.

Learning Objectives

In Networking Fundamentals for Security Practitioners, the instructor provides a clear and concise overview on network protocols, topology, architecture, and its related devices. The module also provides an in-depth look at the numerous ways in which systems communicate over wireless and wired communication methods such as WiFi and ethernet utilizing packet switching methods. The TCP/IP and OSI model are also examined with a focus on how each open standard networking model operates to communicate across systems/networks utilizing IPV4 and IPV6 addressing.

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.