• Online, Instructor-Led
  • Classroom
Course Description

In this course, students examine network security topics through real-world examples. They explore how and why people attack computers and networks. Students investigate and apply tools and techniques commonly used for penetration testing. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to recognize areas of vulnerabilities in a network environment and provide security solutions for the organization.

Learning Objectives

Utilize common hacking tools.
Explain reconnaissance techniques.
Formulate a plan to exploit scanner findings.
Explain attacks on firewalls.
Defend against attacks on firewalls.
Identify vulnerabilities on Windows systems.
Identify vulnerabilities on Linux systems.
Resolve network vulnerabilities.
Explain spoofing techniques.
Identify web exploits.
Utilize tools to perform web scanning.
Prepare an incident response plan.

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.